Ancient Greece Facts – 65 Interesting Greece Facts

Interesting facts about Greece

Spartan men were not allowed to live with their families until they left the active military service at 30 years of age.

Ancient Greek was the official language of Greece until 1976.

Ancient Greeks invented yo-Yo.

Young girls were married at 12 or 13 in Ancient Greece.

Athens, the capital of Greece is one of the oldest cities in the world.

Parthenon, one of the world’s greatest monuments, was built to honor Athens.

Greece has between 1,200 and 6,000 islands, of which only 166 to 227 are inhabited.

Men of ancient Athens rivaled each other in the excellence of their beards.

Ancient Greeks believed that dance is important to maintain emotional and physical health.

Ancient Greeks used the electrical shocks given by torpedo fish for medicinal purposes.