Greece claims just over 6,000 islands. Located in the Ionian and Aegean seas, only 1,200 of Greece's islands are large enough for habitation. Of the 1,200, only 22 of them actually have inhabitants.Know More
Greece boasts four well known islands: Crete, Lesbos, Rhodes, and Santorini.
The city-states of Greece were located on arid, wooded, mountainous peninsulas and islands. With about 80 percent of all Greek land covered in mountains, there were no cities or villages more than about 10 miles away from a mountain. There were also several active volcanoes nearby, most notably the volcano that destroyed the Minoan civilization on Santorini, which contributed to the region's frequent earthquakes.Full Answer >
The geographical features of Ancient Greece included various mountains and hills, volcanoes and the numerous islands that interspersed the country along the Mediterranean Sea. Greece is home to the Pindus Mountain Range, which is the site of one of the planet's deepest canyons, Vikos Gorge. Another major landform in Greece is Mount Olympus, which was considered by the Ancient Greeks as the dwelling of their gods and goddesses.Full Answer >
The minimum legal drinking age in Greece as of 2010 was 18 years old when the alcohol is purchased in a place of on-premise consumption, such as a pub or restaurant,. according to ProCon.org. If purchasing alcohol from a place of off-premise consumption, then there is no alcohol age limit.Full Answer >
When traveling in Greece, visitors should wave goodbye with their palm facing toward themselves, as is customary in that country. The gesture of waving with one's palm facing away from themselves and toward the person to whom they are waving can be confusing for some Greek people because this gesture is typically a means of beckoning in that culture.Full Answer >