Greece is a country that has laid the foundation of European culture. The culture born in this country such as sculpture, art, philosophy, natural sciences, politics and language system has a big influence on modern society. It's said that much of the alphabet and the word used in many countries such as English and French was born in Greece. It is also famous as a place by the Olympic origination. Olympics was held in Athens in 1896 and 2004. The area of Greece is about 130,000 square kilometers. It consists of islands of large and small sizes about 3000 in the mainland and the Aegean Sea. You will be able to enjoy to see the ruins of the ancient city, cruise tour and so on.

Recommended sight seeing spots


Athens is the capital city of Greece. And it is the historical capital of Europe, with a long history, dating from the first settlement in the Neolithic age. Today, Athens is a center of the Greek economy, finance, industry, politics and civilized life as world city.

【Temple of the Olympian Zeus】
The Temple of Olympian Zeus (or Olympieio) is a colossal ruined temple that was dedicated to Zeus, king of the Olympian gods. There is no trace and only fifteen of its original 104 columns still stand.

【Roman Agora】
The Agora was the hub of life in Ancient Greece. It combined marketplace with meeting place, and was where Athenians discussed business, justice and culture.

【Acropolis of Athens】
In ancient Greece, the upper fortified part of a city, called Acropolis and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.

【Greek Parliament -Hellenic Parliament-】
The Hellenic Parliament s the Parliament of Greece, located in the Old Royal Palace, overlooking Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece.

【Tomb of the Unknown Soldier】
Athens' Tomb of the Unknown Soldier commemorates all those Greek soldiers who died in any war. Changing the Guard takes place at 11 am on Sunday mornings.

Greek food

Greek cuisine is a blend of indigenous traditions and foreign influences. Neighbouring Italy and Turkey have left a major impact on Greek cuisine, and there are shared dishes with both of these nations. The country is also a major consumer of lamb; beef, pork, and especially chicken are also popular. Olive oil is a staple in Greek cooking, and lemon, onions, garlic and tomatoes are common ingredients. Bread and wine are always served at the dinner table. Restaurants serving international cuisine have also made a presence in the country, offering various options such as Chinese, French, Italian, and international contemporary.
The traditional fast foods are
・Gyros: roast pork or chicken and fixings wrapped in a fried pita.
・Souvlaki : grilled meat on a skewer.
・Tzatziki: Greek dips. made of strained yoghurt, olive oil, garlic and finely chopped cucumbers and dill or mint.
・Skordhalia: a garlic mashed potato dip which is usually served with deep fried salted cod.