Some Facts about Greece
What if you lived on a island at the bottom of Europe and had to live right west to the Ionian Sea; to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and to the east by the Aegean Sea. That’s 3 seas that Greece borders so that means you could go to the beach in almost every direction! Sometimes when it gets very hot the sand can get black and sometimes even red. If you stand in one spot on the sand you could get sunburned on your feet. Greece is also very mountainous. If I lived in Greece, would hide in the shade of the mountain in the summer when it gets up to 92 degrees in January and in August it can be 104 degrees fahrenheit.
Could you imagine living on a peninsula that has almost 169 beautiful islands? Well, today I am going to tell you something about this country called Greece. Greece is located south of the continent Europe next to Turkey. It is located very close to the equator so that means the country is very hot all year long. The country of Greece is very mountainous and a lot of people go hiking there in the winter when it isn’t that cold. A couple of the biggest attractions in Greece are samaria gorge, Mount Athos, Mystras, Lindos and a lot of others.
What if you lived on an island with so many islands you couldn’t even count: what would you do? Greece is the 14th biggest of the 49 countries in Europe. Greece must be pretty big to be number 14 of 49. Greece is 50,961 square miles long. 10 square miles squared by 10 would be 100 in regular miles. Imagine 50,961 of those. The population of Greece is 11.03 million people. Greece has almost 2,400 islands and only 169 of them have people living on them. The biggest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympos which is about 9,573 ft. If your dad was 6 feet tall, this mountain would be about 1,595 of your dads stacked on top of each other. That is almost 11 times the size of Rhode Island. That’s pretty big!
Facts About the AttractIons
Mystras is a village that used to be ruled by the Byzantine emperor. It is now abandoned but is a beautiful place on top of a mountain that tourists like to visit.
Lindos is village on the Aegean Sea. It has white buildings which are famous in Greece. a place where people like to go to the beach. It is a beautiful and historic town.
The Samaria Gorge is a like a crack in a mountain. People like to go hiking here because it is a very beautiful place to visit. It is on the island of Crete. It takes between 5 and 7 hours to hike the gorge.
Yummy Greek Food
What if you lived in Greece and you had to eat avgolemono soup and pickled octopus instead of pasta every day? Well, if you did you would have almost everything from the sea. They also eat moussaka (moo-sa-ka) avgolemono soup (avo-lemono) and pickled octopus. Water is always served with meals, along with wine or beer. Ouzo is drunk with (me-ze-dess) but rarely with full meals, except with seafood in the summer. Instead of going out to a restaurant you would go to a taverna. A Taverna is like resturant by the sea. Greeks eat dinner around 11:00 pm when the weather is cooler.
Pickled Octopus is served as an american meal but it still is made in Greece.
This is also a very popular lunch meal that Greeks and I like very much too.
It is a very popular dinner meal in Greece.
Where is greece in the world?
Greece is at the bottom of Europe and it is a country. Imagine living on a country with no states instead of living on country with fifty states. That is a big difference! Greece is also very mountainous that means there are a lot of mountains and a lot of hikers. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula, Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the northeast. The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.
map of greece
Some Greek Words You Should Know
English Words Greek Words
my name is-Me-Len-Ay
how are you doing-Tee-Kan-Ees
I am good-Emay amorfi
I like feta Mou aresee feta
You know how some famous people in U.S.A like President Obama and Michael Jordan and all them, well I am going to tell you about some Greek Presidents some Greek soccer players and basketball too.
Giorgos Karagounis is a really good Soccer player. Georgios "Giorgos" Karagounis is a Greek former professional soccer player. In his club career he has played for Panathinaikos, Internazionale, Benfica and Fulham. Internationally, Karagounis represented the Greece national team between 1999 and 2014.
Aesop (A Famous Writer)
Aesop is also a famous writer known as was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if he ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.
What Does the Greek Flag Represent
Could you possibly think about your state flag having 4 white stripes and 5 blue ones? Well I am going to tell you about this Flag and what it represents. The Greek flag has nine horizontal blue and white stripes, with a white cross on a blue square field in the upper left corner by the flagpole. The white cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the religion of Greece. According to popular tradition, the nine stripes represent the nine syllables of the phrase “Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος" which means Freedom or Death. The nine stripes are also said to represent the letters of the word "freedom and death".