Top Facts about Greece

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  1. Marcie says:

    I didn’t realize Greece was the sunniest country in Europe! I agree that it’s so important to educate your children about the destinations they are visiting! We did this with our recent trip to Paris with our 3.5yo and I was impressed with how much he remembered! We also taught him how to read a map, which was super helpful!

  2. Yukti says:

    Great facts about Greece and some of them are very unique. Like the Birthdays one that you have to celebrate a Name day means so many birthdays falls on same day. Also Santa Claus is Greek very interesting to know that! Greece is really a beautiful sunny country of Europe.

  3. thetravelleaf says:

    Olives from Greece are the best. As soon as I read about them here, I could remember the amazing smell and taste of them in Athens. Good memory ๐Ÿ™‚ And I didn’t know that Greece in the sunniest cuntry in Europe. What a fun fact. But makes sense – it’s pretty much amazing weather all the time.

  4. onlybyland says:

    These are good facts for adults too, I didn’t know many of them. If I take my daughter Greece and she asks me these questions I’ll be well prepared! The original Santa Claus being Greek she’ll be most interested in! I didn’t know it was the sunniest country in Europe either, I’m actually visiting this winter and I hope I get 1 of the 250 sunny days!

  5. One of my favorite expressions is on your page, and it is not Mark Twain? LOL. Many interesting facts about Greece I did not know. Especially that it is the sunniest country in Greece makes me consider relocating, no wonder the land is so dry and brownish in the summer. Santa Claus was Greek? Love it!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      It is not! I was surprised to find that out, but the more research I do on cool sayings from places we visit, the more I realize that quotes are often far older than we realize. I recently found one quote, commonly attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt that was actually from an ancient Greek philosopher! Go figure! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Natalie says:

    I had no idea about the birthday vs. saint’s day celebrations! My name comes from the Latin word for Christmas, so I no saint there–I guess I’d be in there on All Saint’s Day instead! (Which, by the way, I was so confused about since I’m used to it being right after Halloween…until I realized that we were talking about the Greek Orthodox calendar!) Great post–this is the kind of stuff that I love discovering when I travel.

  7. There are some facts here that I had absolutely no clue about! ๐Ÿ™‚ Santa Claus is greek!! Whoa. That’s a new one and not celebrating birthdays is amusing as well:) I knew about Athens being one of the oldest and being home to the gods. The oracles of Delhi have always intrigued me as a history buff. I’d love to have greek food (because it has a great vegetarian variety and the OLIVES <3
    Totally agree with you about the curious kids and their brilliance! ๐Ÿ™‚ travel is indeed a teacher!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      We just got back from 2 weeks in Greece and I am now ruined for life regarding tomatoes. The tomatoes there are the BEST!!! The food is really good overall.

  8. It is nice when my nephews ask me questions even though they can search the answers on Google. Haha! You have mentioned really cool facts about Greece. The most interesting for me is that they do not celebrate birthdays. I clicked the link “When is your name day”. They have an organized list of nameday celebrations.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Yes, and for my son his name day and his birthday are almost the same! It doesn’t usually work out that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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