Greece is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, visited by around 30 million people each year. The most visited tourist destinations in Greece are: Athens-the capital city, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Crete and Chalcidice. We would also like to draw attention to Meteora, a rock formation that hosts some of the most fascinating monastery complexes in the world and Mount Athos or the Holy Mountain which is home to numerous Orthodox Christian monasteries from a number of countries, such as: Greece, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova etc.
Greece is located in Southern Europe. It has one of the longest coastlines in the world (11th place) thanks to a plethora of islands and peninsulas. In the north, Greece borders with Albania, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, whilst in the northeast it borders with Turkey. The numerous Greek islands are located in the Ionian Sea, Myrtoan Sea, Aegean Sea and the Sea of Crete.
Capital city: Athens (population of the city 664,000, while the urban area of Athens is a little over 3 million).
Country area: 131,957km2 (50,949sq miles).
Population: 11 million inhabitants.
Currency: Euro (€).