By 1st Primary School of Efkarpia, Thessaloniki, Greece
The Greek language has existed for 3.000 years and is one of the oldest in the world.
We enjoy about 250 days of sunshine a year. This equates to 3.000 hours of sunshine per year.
Over 17 million tourists visit our country every year, almost 50% over the entire population of the country.
Greece is the third country in the world in olive production. The cultivation of olive trees started in our country from antiquity. There are more than 120 million olives in Greece. Some of them date back to the 13th century and still bear fruit. In ancient times the destruction of an olive tree was considered a crime. Greece is also the first country in the world to trade ... sponges.
80% of the country's land is mountainous. The country does not have a single navigable river, due to this particular geomorphology.