1. Greece is famous for its ancient ruins, Greek mythology, philosophers, and as its birthplace of Democracy and the Olympic Games.
  2. Ancient Greek Ruins
  3. Greece is also known for its beautiful islands and its shimmering turquoise waters.
  4. Greek Island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea
  5. Greece has a mountainous surface, beautiful scenery, mild climate, and ruins of ancient art.
  6. Historical Greek exports include currants, lead, silk, figs, olive oil, wine, beeswax, and tropical fruits. Greek exports today include petroleum products, metals, medicines, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and fish.
  7. Market in Athens, Greece
  8. Greeks historically engaged in agriculture and pasturage as occupations. Today, much of Greece is employed in the tourism, shipping, shipbuilding, manufacturing, and mining industries.
  9. As of 2020, the population of Greece is around 146 million people.
  10. The official language of Greece is Greek.
  11. Most people in Greece attend the Greek Orthodox Church.
  12. A Greek Orthodox Church
  13. As of 2020, the population of Greece is over 10.4 million people.


  1. Greece was the first civilized nation in Europe.
  2. It was in the height of its power in the 4th and 5th centuries, B.C., when its famous battles were fought, and its celebrated poets, philosophers, orators, and sculptors appeared. Wealth, luxury, jealousies, decay, and subjugation followed in turn.
  3. It was taken by the Romans in the 2d century, B.C., and by the Turkish people in the 15th century, A.D. It became again independent in 1829, A.D.


  1. Which countries border Greece?
  2. Which seas border Greece?
  3. What is the capital of Greece?
  4. What islands are near Greece?
  5. What are the names of the two large Greek islands south of the mainland?

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