Greece is a country located in southeastern Europe on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The population of Greece is about 11 million people and the biggest city, Athens, is the capital. Greece is considered to be the birthplace of western democracy with a history that goes all the way back to ancient Greece. Western literature, philosophy and the Olympic Games all come from ancient Greece.
Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world and about 1,400 islands in the Mediterranean Sea. 227 of these islands are inhabited, including islands such as Kos, Crete, Rhodes and so on. In addition to the landscape, Greece is a modern society which has been a member of the EU since 1981 and part of the Euro since 2001. It is also the largest economy in the Balkan area.
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