The land of the Greeks!
Greece, also known as Hellas and officially the Hellenic Republic consists of a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans, ending at the Peloponnese peninsula (separated from the mainland by the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth).
Greece has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest at 2,917 m (9,570 ft).
Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of ancient Greece, generally considered the cradle of Western civilization. Athens is the capital and the largest city in the country (its urban area also including Piraeus).
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Greece offers a wide variety of tourist facilities. It has 51 marinas and 14,661 mooring places that provide such services as berths, fuel, water and electricity, telephony, and repairs. There are 752 thermosprings. Many have been classified as therapeutic by the National Institute for Geographical and Mineral Research. Several kinds of museums are located in the Hellenic Republic. Most of them can be found in the big cities. Furthermore there is a vast number of galleries like the National Gallery Εθνική Πινακοθήκη.
Most of the Greek islands and many main cities of Greece are connected by air. Maritime connections often have modern high-speed craft, including hydrofoils and catamarans. Railway connections play a somewhat lesser role in Greece than in many other European countries, but there are suburban/commuter rail connections.