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Greece (also called the Hellenic Republic) is famous for a lot of things. One thing Greece is famous for is that Greece is the country where democracy started. Second, the Olympic games were invented in Greece and Greece is also known for its architecture. A popular sight in Greece you must see is the parthenon, that was built around the year 447 before Christ in Athens. Fun fact, did you know that the olive production in Greece is huge? There are almost on top of the olive production market. The national sport in Greece is football. Some of the best football clubs in Greece are ‘Panathinaikos FC’ and ‘ Olympiacos FC’.

Food

Some traditional Greek foods are ‘Taramasalata’, ‘Moussaka’, ‘Dolmades’ and ‘Horiatiki’ and ‘Amygdalota’.Taramasalata is a popular Greek dip. Some of the ingredients are fish roe, olive oil, juice and soaked bread. Moussaka is a dish made with the main ingredients aubergine, lamb and cinnamon. When the meal fully prepared, it looks a bit like a classic lasagna. Dolmades are rolls of leaves, stuffed with rice, herbs and unions. You can eat dolmades cold or warm and they are often served as an appetizer. Horiatiki is a classic Greek salad. Don’t forget to include feta (cheese) in this meal. Amygdalota is a gluten-free cookie made of almonds. It is usually eaten combined with some Greek tea or a cup of coffee.

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Culture

The Greek language is an ancient language, coming from the Greek era. The first Greek was found on baked mud tablets. Greece is a popular place for tourists, due to all the ancient buildings you can find in Greece. They built these around the year 500 before Christ up to 476 BC, known as the period were the ancient times ended. In the current Greek culture there are a lot of traditions coming from paganism. For example, you have the Greek carnival, which is called ‘Apocies’. It is a two week festival including a big feast worshipping the Greek god Dionysus, the god of wine and feast.

Greece is part of the EU, so there is free traffic of goods. 

  • There is a VAT percentage on goods of 0% and there is free traffic of goods.
  • The currency in Greece is the EU. 

Famous business people

Niki Koutsiana, Christina Martini, Evangelia Koutsovoulou, Irène Mamfredos, Evangelos Marinakis, Dimitris Melissanidis, Stelios Haji-Ioannou.