STRANGE FACTS FOR GREECE

Did you know that.....

 

        On average, about 16.5 million tourists come every year in Greece. This means that visitors outnumber the local population ... of about 10 million.

        About 7 % of all the marble produced in the world comes from Greece.

        Greece is the third country in the world in olive production. Some olive trees planted in 13th century still produce fruit.

        Greece is the first country in the world to trade ... sponges.

        80 % of its territory is mountainous. The country doesn’t have any navigable river, because of this particular geomorphology.

        Twelve million people in the world speak Greek. Greek language spoken here about 3,000 years, which makes it one of the oldest languages ​​in the world.

        The islands of Greece reaching 2,000 in number, but only 170 of them are inhabited.

        The population of Athens in 1834 was 10,000. Once chosen as the capital of the new Greek state’s population grew at 3 plus million, or approximately 40 % of the Greek population.

        Athens has been continuously inhabited for 7,000 years. This makes it one of the oldest cities in Europe.

        On average, we enjoy 250 days of sunshine per year. This corresponds to 3,000 hours of warm sun annually.

        Ships with Greek flag represent 70 % of the total merchant fleet in Europe. Domestic law requires 75 % of the crew of the ship to have Greek citizenship.

        Greece has more museums than any other country in the world - which of course is not particularly surprising.

        No part of Greece is further from the sea than 137 km. The coastline of the country is the tenth longest in the world.