Greece Country in Europe information and photo #Greece – Greece flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Greece is a country in southeastern Europe consisting of 2 mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It’s often called the birthplace of Western civilization, and Athens, its capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.
Government debt: 175.1% of GDP (2013) Eurostat
Population: 11.03 million (2013) World Bank
Prime minister: Alexis Tsipras