Facts about Greece
Greece is a country situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and by Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both, parts of the eastern Mediterranean basin, feature a vast number of islands.
The principal economic activities mainly include the tourism and shipping industries, banking & finance, manufacturing and construction and telecommunications. The country serves as the regional business hub for many of the world's largest multinational companies. The service industry makes up the largest, most vital and fastest-growing sector of the Greek economy, followed by industry and agriculture
The climate of Greece can be categorized into three types that influence well-defined regions of its territory: Mediterranean, the Alpine and the Temperate type. The first one features mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The Alpine type is dominant mainly in the mountainous areas of Northwestern Greece. Finally, the Temperate type affects Central Macedonia and East Macedonia and Thrace; it features cold, damp winters and hot, dry summers.
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