The precise location of the country, compared to other European countries, as well as a detailed map of the location of the different Slovak cities, you can find on the following link.

Year of EU entry:1981 

Capital: Athens

Total area: 131 957 sq. m.

Population: 10,64 milliom (2021)

Currency: EUR

Schengen area: Schengen member since 1992 

Official holidays:

  • March 25 – Independence Day. On March 25, 1821, the beginning of Greece’s eleven-year struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire. It ended in 1832 with the signing of the Constantinople Peace Treaty, which established the independent Kingdom of Greece.
  • October 28 – “No!” Day. On October 28, Greece celebrates its national holiday. The day is associated with the country’s rejection of the ultimatum set by Italy. Italy wants Greece to allow the Axis powers to invade the country and occupy strategic positions. Otherwise, war would have been declared. Greek dictator Ioannis Metaxas refuses to admit the Axis powers. As a result of his refusal, the Italian troops located on the territory of Albania attacked Greece and thus it entered the Second World War.

Description: The Panthenon in Athens /picture source:;

Combining centuries of history, interesting culture and beautiful nature, Greece is a magnet for tourists from all over the world.

One of the charming corners of the country is the Halkidiki peninsula, also called the “Trident of the Aegean Sea”. The place is a real paradise on Earth, surrounded by turquoise waters, separated by the three arms – Sithonia, Kassandra and Athos. Halkidiki’s beaches, with length of 500 km, are officially declared one of the cleanest in Europe.

Description: Meteora /picture source:;

The Greek islands are a center of attraction for tourists. The islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Zakynthos are suitable both for a quiet and peaceful family holiday and for stormy evenings with friends. The island of Mykonos is the right place for a crazy vacation filled with passionate adventures. Santorini is a volcanic island known for its picturesque white houses and the most beautiful sunset in the world. On the island of Zakynthos, you can visit Shipwrecked Island or take a boat trip through the famous Blue Caves.

Description: Santorini island;

The Greeks are a proud people and this is no accident. Every stone in this country is steeped in history. The capital Athens is a city with over 3000 years of history. This makes it an ideal place for sightseeing. One of the most visited places in Athens is the Acropolis, which was used as a prototype in the construction of many of the modern administrative buildings (such as the courthouse in New York). In central Greece there is Delphi, a sacred site associated with the god Apollo. Delphi was the home of the oracle, giving prophecies to the god after falling into a trance. The legendary palace of Knossos can be seen if you visit the island of Rhodes. Built in 1900 BC, it was the center of the Minoan civilization.

Description: the Ancient theater in Dephi /picture source:;

After you are tired of exploring the interesting places around Greece, we recommend you to take the time to try the Greek cuisine. It is a mixture of Balkan and Mediterranean cuisine. It is based on beef, but the fish specialties are also very popular. There are several must-have products in Greek cuisine – olive oil, olives, tomatoes, eggplants. The taste of the dishes is enhanced by the use of Mediterranean spices such as oregano, basil, bay leaf, thyme, etc. Don’t miss the lamb souvlaki (skewer), gyros and tzatziki (thickened tarator).

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