Travel Guide Greece
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Greece is the cradle of western civilization, and birthplace of democracy, western philosophy, literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, western drama, and the Olympic Games. Its position in Europe-Asia-Africa crossroads make it a very important geographical zone. It shares borders with Bulgaria, Albania, FYROM and Turkey, and it has three main seas, the Aegean, the Ionian and the Cretan. Greece has the longest coastline in the Mediterranean and the 11th longest in the world, hosting about 1.000 islands, of which 227 are inhabited. The country has a huge historical legacy developed since the 8th century BC, which was spread all over the world throughout its history, especially during the eras of Philip of Macedonia, Alexander the Great, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman domination, and also with the help of the Greek Orthodox Church. The rich historical legacy of Greece is reflected by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among the most worldwide. Greece is a developed country, with an advanced economy and high standards of living, despite the crisis of the recent years. It is a member of the UN, the EU, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the NATO, the OECD, the WTO and the OSCE. Greece's unique cultural heritage, large tourism industry, prominent shipping sector, and geostrategic importance classify it as a mid-power country.
ShinyGreece.com is a portal that shows Greece, our global top tourism destination, from a different perspective. Instead of presenting all Greek areas by geographical segments, our portal shows only the areas that gather all our standards of "unique places to visit in Greece". In parallel, ShinyGreece.com gradually develops a touristopedia for visitors to be able to find out the most important resources of the country, in connection with the promoted areas. ShinyGreece.com proposes highest quality hotels and best experiences per area, to lead tourists to the unique total experience of a Shiny Traveller, a philosophy that we seek to spread for each separate country of the world. We wish you a happy journey to the Shiny Greece world!
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