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Greece is a country located in Southeast Europe, and is also the southernmost country located in the Balkan Peninsula. Greece shares borders with Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Türkiye. The country is made up of nine regions, and is home to a total of 10.7 million inhabitants. The capital, and also largest city in Greece, is Athens. Greece is known to be the cradle of Western Civilization, as the country is the birthplace of democracy, western philosophy and literature, historiography, political science, theater, as well as the Olympic games. Greece is home to a unitary parliamentary republic, and the current president is Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
Around 80% of Greece is made up of mountains or hills, which makes the country one of the most mountainous in all of Europe. The highest point in the country is Mount Olympus, standing at 2,918 meters (or 9,573 feet). Mount Olympus also serves as the home for the numerous Greek Gods. Greece is also home to a vast number of islands, with the number estimated to be anything from 1,200 to 6,000. Of these islands, only around 227 are inhabited. Crete is the largest of these islands, followed by the islands of Euboea, Lesbos, and Rhodes.
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