Ancient Greece Facts – 65 Interesting Greece Facts

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Birds migration from Europe to Asia, spend their winter in Greece.

Mount Olympus was the first ever national park.

Greeks are very healthy because of their healthy diet including olive, fish, lamb, olives, chickpeas and fruits and vegetables.

Olive trees are cultivated for over 6,000 years in Greece.

70% of the marble in the world comes from Greece.

Greece is the world’s third highest producer of olives.

Every Greek man has to serve in armed forces for at least 12 to 18 months.

You don’t celebrate your birthday in Greece, but celebrate your ‘name day’ of the saint who you were named after.

Before Euro was declared as Greece’s currency in 2005, “darchma” was the currency and it has been around for 2,600 years and it was the oldest currency in Europe.

Greece has the second lowest crime rate in the world, and the lowest in Europe.