Greece has a long and rich history full of mythology and impressive architecture. It’s a country full of color, delicious food, and breathtaking sites. It’s not a shock that this European country and it’s stunning cluster of islands is a popular tourist destination. With so much history, culture, and lifestyle, there are plenty of interesting facts about Greece!
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Which of the following is Greece NOT the birthplace of?
What following commodity is Greece the third largest producer of?
Greece is one of the sunniest places in the world! On average, how many sunny days does the country receive each year?
Which type of museum does Greece have more of than any other country in the world?
Which of the following is Greece’s official name?
In what year did the Ancient Olympic Games first take place?
Which notable Greek monument is located in the Acropolis of Athens and dates back to 438 BC?
What is the tallest mountain in Greece?
Greece’s capital city Athens is named after the Goddess Athena. According to the popular legend, ‘the name-giving of Athens’, the people of Athens chose her over what God for this designation? Hint: both Gods gave the city a gift while they were deciding, she presented an olive tree and the other contender gave water
With a coastline that is the 10th longest on the planet, in Greece what’s the farthest that one will ever be from the sea?
Greece produces some of the world’s best olive oil. Which Greek island grows over 4 million olive trees?
The entire island of Hydra is car-free and by law, cars and motorcycles are not allowed. What is the main form of transportation on the island?
Meteora (“suspended in the air”) is a collection of six monasteries situated on top of several rock pillars in central Greece. In what century was the first monastery in Meteora founded?
The island of Santorini is what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption created the current geological caldera. Santorini is the only inhabited caldera (volcano cauldron) in the world! In Ancient times, Santorini Island was known as ‘Stongili’ in Greek. What does this translate to in English?
What color of sandy beach will you NOT see in Greece?
True or False? More tourists visit Greece every year than the entire Greek population.
True or False? Athens has more theatres than any other city in the world.
True or False? The customary garb of the Greek Presidential Guard (‘Evzones’) is a cap with a tassel, a wide-sleeved white shirt, a pleated skirt, and shoes with a large black pom pom on the toe.
True or False? 100% of Greeks are Greek Orthodox.
True or False? Some 80% of the landmass in Greece is mountainous.
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