Greece, a member country of the EU since 1981 is located in Southeast Europe. Greece’s official name is the Hellenic Republic. The country is home to 11 million people, and its capital city of Athens is populated with 3.7 million people.
Greece has thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western Civilization.
Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the resorts of Mykonos. Greece has the longest coastline in Europe, which runs approximately 13,676 km.
Even in the face of the recent global financial instability Greece’s economy is booming and its service, agriculture, merchant, and tourism industries are continuing to grow.
The nation’s economy is the 15th largest in the European Union and it is the 7th most visited country in the EU as well. For these reasons, foreign nationals are turning to Greece as a viable choice for relocation and investment.
POPULATION: 10.77 million (2017) Eurostat
POINTS OF INTEREST: Acropolis, Parthenon, Meteora
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Greek
RELIGION: 98% of the Greek population are Orthodox
ECONOMY: Greece is an Agricultural Country. 22% of the workforce is employed in agriculture, 27% in the industry sector and 50% in the services such as tourism and shipping.