Located in southeastern part of European continent, Greece as an independent nation is young, existing since the 19th century.
Its civilization, however, is one of history’s oldest and most influential.Greece’s landscapes of mountains, hills and coastline and its rich cultural heritage make it one of the most visited countries in the world.
Following the global financial crisis, Greece went into recession in 2009.The ongoing Greek debt crisis raises questions about the futures of the European Union and of the Greek people, who face years of living under austerity measures. Greek culture has forged distinctive identities in science, the arts, social sciences and cuisine. Greece gave birth to drama and the theater,
as well as disciplines such as political science. Greek Orthodoxy is the dominant religion, but religious tolerance is encoded in the country’s constitution.