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Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. Athens is the country's capital and largest city (its urban area also including the municipality of Piraeus). 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. Greece has the one of longest coastline in the world in length, featuring a vast number of islands, including Crete, the Dodecanese, the Cyclades, and the Ionian Islands among others. Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains, of which Mount Olympus is the highest.

Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of ancient Greece, generally considered the cradle of Western civilization. As such, it is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy. This legacy is partly reflected in the seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece, ranking Greece the top in Europe and in the world.

An important percentage of Greece's national income comes from tourism. Greece's northern and second-largest city of Thessaloniki is ranked as one of the world's best party town worldwide. Santorini was voted as "The World's Best Island" in Travel + Leisure. Its neighboring island Mykonos, came in the top of the European category.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Greece are: Santorini, Parthenon-Acropolis, Mykonos, Meteora, Delphi Theatre, Myrtos Beach, Samaria Gorge, Lindos, Mystras, Mount Athos.


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