Interesting facts about Greece

Greece is a sunny country with rich history and culture, which attracts millions of tourists. Greece attracts more than 17 million foreigners and tourism is the leading sector of the local economy that makes up about 16% of GDP. The distance from any point of Greece to the beach is less than 137 km. The territory is washed by five seas: Aegean, Thracian, Ionian, Mediterranean and Crete. More than 40% of the population of Greece live in the capital.

More than 250 days a year in Greece are clear. This natural advantage allows to use solar panels for the production of cheap electricity. Greeks are quite protective of the environment, so almost every island has wind power. The country does not have any nuclear power plants, but there are several CHP. They run on coal, which is mined in the northern part from the careers. Metro exists only in Athens. It is small in size and is open from 5 am to midnight. Many metro stations are decorated with ancient finds, that were found during its construction. Greece produces about 7% of the world's marble. Greece delivers agricultural products, textiles and clothing, in Europe.

Metaxa is the best-known Greek alcoholic beverage. A unique blend of muscat wine and brandy. Drink in its pure form or in cocktails. The best advise we can give is to try Santorini wine tours, it’ll give you one of the best experiences in your life. Feta is a traditional Greek cheese, obtained from goat and sheep milk. Fatty and spicy dishes are dominating in the Greek cuisine. Mutton or veal are the basis of most national dishes.

Greeks love fast food. Gyro and souvlaki are similarity shawarma, that contains large amounts of meat and are used with fried French fries. Greek fast food has the highest quality in Europe. «Mesa» is a common way to treat in Greece, which is characterized by the opportunity to try a wide range of fish and meat dishes with different sauces. It is the prototype of the popular «smorgasbord». Locals eat four times a day. They begin the meal with a light breakfast, followed by a small snack. It is a bagel covered with sesame seeds. Greeks have a hearty meal during siesta and a large Greek family gather for dinner late in the evening. Family and friendly gatherings in Greece are always accompanied by discussions.

The average duration of life expectancy is 82 years for women and f77 or men. Greeks wake up at 5-6 o'clock in the morning, and go to sleep after 23 hours. Lack of sleep in the night they make during daytime siesta (from two to four hours of the day). The Greeks sound «ne» means «yes». Negation is expressed by the word «ohs» or shaking of the head from the bottom up. Locals are rarely nursing at homes. Grandparents usually live up to his death in the families of their children. Most young people live with their parents before the marriage. Greece has «honorable» last place by the number of divorces in the European Union.

All budget professions considered to be very prestigious. They bring a stable income and ensure the availability of pensions. Teachers, doctors and salespeople are often men. Young teachers are send by the Department of Education to work in the settlement. If a graduate does not like the direction, he expects other offers. The schools study two foreign languages. Learning English is a must, students can choose one of the European languages as the second.

Carnivals in Greece are held annually from mid-January to March. This period is considered the best tourist season, because the country appears to travelers in a completely new look. Easter is the favorite festival of the Greeks. It is preceded by a 40-day fast. The last week is characterized by a large number of services in the churches.

About one hundred thousand birds from Asia and northern Europe migrate for the winter in the wetlands of the country. The island of Rhodes is famous Butterfly Valley, where a lot of species flies in the summer. Water is so pure that you can see at the bottom of the crab.