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Greece, or officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in southeastern Europe. According to the 2011 census, the country's population stands at around 11 million. Athens is Greece's capital and largest city, with Thessaloniki being the second largest and co-capital city.

Greece traces its roots to the Ancient Grecian civilization, which is considered as the cradle of all Western civilization. Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic games, Western Literature, Historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western Drama, including both tragedy and comedy types. The cultural and technological achievements and advancements of Greece have greatly influenced and shaped various concepts and societal norms around the world, as imparted by the great Alexander's conquests to the east and the incorporation of the Roman and Byzantine empires to the west. Hellenic and Hellenistic concepts have transcended time, place, and everything else in between – which mean that the influence of the country knows almost no boundaries.

Today, Greece is a democratic and developed country with an advanced high-income economy, a high quality of life and a very high standard of living. A founding member of the United Nations, Greece was the tenth member to join the European Communities (roots of the now European Union), and has been part of the Eurozone in 2001. It is also a member of various worldwide organizations and continental organizations, including the World Trade Organization, the NATA, OECD, OSCE, and the council of Europe.

Where to go

Athens – Athens is the capital and the largest city of Greece, dominating the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities – founded since the antiquities. Its recorded history, spanning for over 3,000 years, is one of the world's earliest recorded human presence, placing Greek civilization among the lines of the Egyptian, Chinese, and Indian civilizations. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state or polis – that emerged in conjunction with the maritime exploration of the port of Piraeus. The city, often called as the city of the Greek goddess Athena, is recognized today as a global city because of its geo-strategic location and its importance in finance, commerce, media, arts, international trade, culture, and education, not only in Europe but also in the rest of the world. Athens is also a favorite tourism destination, a go-to place for those who seek to learn about the majestic mythological stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus. When in Greece, visit the remnants of Acropolis, the Hellenic Parliament, the Zappeion, the Acropolis Museum, and the Monastiraki Square. Crawl through the streets and alleys too, and look for the best Greek food that you could find, and take some photos.

Santorini – an emerging island destination in Thira, Santorini is the largest island of a small and circular archipelago that bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption – and although set as a 'remnant', it now booms and rises from the ground as a beautiful escape. Its houses on the cliffs and the gift of the Aegean waters are gaining popularity; its local culture is also quite the endearing bonus when visiting.

Bucharest (Romania) – Bucharest is the capital municipality, cultural center, industrial heart, and financial capital of the country of Romania. It is the largest city, first mentioned in documents in 1459. It became the capital of Romania in 1862, and is the center of Romanian media, culture and art. What is interesting about the city is its architecture – that is a mix of historical, interbellum, communist-era, and modern age that can be seen through its buildings that are scattered across the city. The best way to enjoy Bucharest is to visit the various iconic buildings here, including the Palace of the Parliament, the Library of Bucharest, the Triumphal Arch, the National Arena, the Roman Athenaeum, and many others.

Zurich (Switzerland) – Zurich is the capital and the largest city of Switzerland, and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in north-central Switzerland, just right on the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centers despite its relatively low population, being home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Apart from these, the museums and galleries of Zurich battle those that are found in other countries in Europe, with notable ones such as the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus. Other major sites in Zurich include the churches of Grossmunster, St. Peter's church, the Predigerkirche that is located in the old town, and others; world heritage sites meanwhile include the prehistoric settlements of Enge Alpenquai, Grosser Hafner, Kleiner Hafner, and others.

From the main Athens International Airport, the busiest airport in Greece, travelers may go to certain places that are about to change their tour and leisure landscape. From Greece, they may go to Asia, where exoticism meets excitement, just like how their previous ruler Alexander the Great have described it. They may also head west and fly to the lands of America, where they can explore what draws the people of the world there. Ultimately, Greece and its airports are great avenues to travel the world by air – so make sure to note these airports on your next travel plan.

How to get out

The busiest port of Greece is the Athens International Airport. The Athens International Airport, also known as the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, is the primary civilian airport that serves the city of Athens and the region of Attica. Airlines that travel to the airport include Aegean Airlines, Aer Lignus, Aeroflot, Air Canada Rouge, Air China, Air Moldova, Air Malta, Alitalia, Air Serbia, US Airways, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and many others.

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