Greece

The European Union

Greece joined the European Union as the 12th member in 1981. It was not a founding member of the union.

The Flag

Geography and Location

Greece is located in Southern Europe, between Albania and Turkey. It borders the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas. Some of the physical features are that Greece is a peninsula and Mount Olympus.

Currency

Why should you visit Greece?

Greece has a beautiful, ancient culture. Their are lots of old buildings to visit and many cool artifacts. The Parthenon in Athens is a popular tourist attraction.

Was it ever part of another country?

Greece was once part of the Ottoman empire.

3 Fun Facts

-Greece's official name is the Hellenic Republic

-In 2004 Athens hosted the summer Olympics

-Greece and Turkey are in dispute over Cyprus

Gov. Type

Greece is a parliamentary rupublic

Citations


"Subscriber Area Only." CultureGrams Online Database:. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014. <http://online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?contid=5&wmn=Europe&cid=62&cn=Greece>.


"Greece." Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2014. <https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gr.html>.