is a country in Southern Europe, on the southernmost tip of the Balkan peninsula, with extensive coastlines and islands
in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas. It shares borders in the north with Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey.
It has an ancient culture that has had a significant influence on the arts, language, philosophy, politics, and sports of western
society, including the genres of comedy and drama, western alphabets, Platonic ideals and the Socratic method, democracies and
republics, and the Olympics. Furthermore it's a geographically appealing place to visit, with a mountainous mainland and idyllic
Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in
the world's top 20 countries. According to the Greek Ministry of Tourism, the nation received about 33 million visitors
in 2018, a very large number for a small country of 11 million. Visitors are drawn to the country's beaches and reliable
sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty.