Greece Facts

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Looking for amazing facts and informations about Greece? Below you can discover five curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

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Approximately 17.5 million people visit Greece each year, more than the country’s population.
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Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece.
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The word dinosaur comes from the Greek language and means ‘terrible lizard’. The word was coined by English paleontologist Richard Owen in 1842 and was meant to refer to Dinosaurs impressive size rather than their scary appearance.
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Athena served as a guardian of Athens, where the famous Parthenon served as her temple. The Greek capital is named after her.
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According to Greek mythology, the olive tree was given to Athens by the goddess Athena, and Greece is now the world’s third leading producer of olives.

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