10 Interesting Facts You May Not Have Known About Greece

From crystal blue waters to whitewashed buildings, these are just the tip of the iceberg for one of the Mediterranean’s most sought-after destinations. Party in Corfu, marvel at Athens and fall in love with Santorini. Put on your traveling pants and see why the celebs can’t get enough of Greece. Here are 10 interesting facts you may not have known about Greece:

1. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” was filmed in Santorini –enough said.

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2. Greece was ranked the most sexually active country in the world.

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Apparently, greeks, on average have sex 164 times per year according to an international survey by a condom manufacturer.

3. Corfu gets its name from Korkyra who was kidnapped by Poseidon. After they married, Corfu was forever known as the island of love.

4. Greece isn’t actually the real name of Greece

It’s actually named the Hellenic Republic or Hellas which is what Greece originally means.

5. There are more than 2000 Islands in Greece.

6. Athens is the oldest capital in Europe.

7. Greece is one of the sunniest countries in the world.

8. The island of Santorini is actually the remains of a volcanic explosion.
9. No one in Greece can choose not to vote. It is a requirement for all citizens over the age of 18.

10. Forty percent of Greece’s population resides in Athens.

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