Welcome to Greece: the Birthplace of Civilization
Located in southeastern Europe along the south section of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece is an ancient land surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Ionian Sea to the west. An ancient land filled with a history of classic mythology, world-renowned architecture, and known as the birthplace of modern civilization, the country offers beauty, culture, and thousands of years of history to visitors.
- Currency – Euro
- Language – Greek
- Climate – Greece offers several types of climate, including Alpine, Mediterranean and Temperate.
- Capital – Athens
From Mount Olympus to the creation of the Olympics, a wealth of literature, medicine, drama and democracy, Greece is a multifaceted country that continues to awe, inspire and fascinate. Greece is the land of stupendous architectural achievements from the Parthenon to its pristine beachfront properties, modern cities sitting side by side with thousands-year-old ruins, and a modern community that glows with pride over past and present accomplishments.
To the north, if Greece is bordered by Albania, the Republic of Macedonia, and Bulgaria, and across the Aegean Sea and its islands lay the vast plains of Turkey. From the stupendous heights of Mount Olympus to sandy beaches, Greece provides something for everyone. From wetlands to planes to lakes and a plethora of coastal islands, Greece offers adventure, exquisite dining and gourmet foods, and some of the friendliest people on earth.
Why Health and Medical Care in Greece?
The healthcare system in Greece is ranked as one of the highest in the world. According to the world health organization, costs for health care in Greece remain among the lowest in the world. Major hospitals clustered in Greece’s larger cities served the multidimensional needs of medical fields such as orthopedics, fertility, cardiac care, oral and dental procedures and more. Prescription drug costs in Greece remain among the lowest in the world, the highly trained pharmacists and pharmacies dispense the latest in drugs and medications.
Emergency services and care in public hospitals is available free of charge for every resident as well as visitor to the country, and multitudes of outpatient clinics are located in rural areas, with correspondence, communication and cooperation between staff with larger public hospitals.
Greece is one of the most visited countries in the world, welcoming an average of 16 million tourists or more every year. Greece continues to be listed as a favorite destination by peoples around the world, from the Americas to the Far East.
10 Fun Things to Do in Greece
- Visit any one of the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece
- Enjoy the sunrise with volcano backdrops in Santorini
- Visit the Acropolis in Athens, one of the most visited landmarks in Greece
- Bask on any one of dozens of Greek beaches, offering varying degrees of seclusion (and clothing)
- Visit the Georgios castle in Kefalonia, an ancient Byzantine fortress
- Go night-clubbing in Mykonos
- Sail away to the Greek islands scattered along Greece’s southern coastline
- Spend a day at the Parthenon in Athens
- Roam the Agora ruins
- Stroll through the historic neighborhood of Plaka
Known and recognized as the cradle of western civilization, Greece is known for many things – philosophy, the birthplace of democracy, and of course, the Olympic Games. Greece continues to be a land that captivates, and as the cultural center and birthplace of medicine, philosophy, and democracy, offers every visitor who steps among her borders an unforgettable experience that will literally take your breath away.