You can see a church in almost every plot of land in Greece and around all the Greek islands.In fact, you can see churches in the most bizarre spots, even inside caves and gorges. The town squares usually have large churches, while the countryside is dotted with small, lovely chapels.Baklava, moussaka, pastichio, gemista and kleftiko are the most famous Greek recipes.
Linear A and Linear B are the two most ancient types of written language in Greece.Greece is a country with a very rich history from Bronze age, to classical period, Roman period, Ottoman period and more.Religion plays an important role in the understanding of daily culture. The rest of the population are Muslims, Roman Catholics and Jewish.Greece and Russia are the only countries to have such a big proportion of Christians Orthodox.The Orthodox Church forms the third largest branch of Christianity, after the Roman Catholics and the Protestants.
The Greek music is of unbelievable diversity due to the creative Greek assimilation of different influences of the Eastern and Western culture of Asia and Europe.
Greece is a country of great interests and diverse cultures, influenced by its location, at the junction between the East and the West and by the many occupations of the Greek people throughout history.
In general, the Greeks are particularly proud of their culture and speak of their country with an intense passion, feeling that the culture in Greece is a definition of their national and ethnic belonging.
Some dishes are the same everywhere in Greece, whereas some others are local culinary specialties.
The same dishes can be cooked differently or with different ingredients depending on the region. Many products are characteristic of Greece, including various types of cheese (feta, metsovone and formaella), virgin olive oil from Lesvos, Crete and Laconia, capper from Santorini, potatoes from Naxos, citrus fruits from Peloponnese and others like honey, wine, spices, nutes and more.
Traditions, religion, music, language, food and wines are the major composites of the culture in Greece and constitute the base for those who wish to visit and understand today's country.