Greece with its strategic location in the Southeast Europe is at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Greece is a member of the EU, Eurozone, and the Schengen Agreement. Globally, Greece is also a member of the United Nations, the OECD and NATO.
Greece is considered the birthplace of Western civilization, having contributed to the basis for mathematics, physics, literature, and other sciences. The country is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations worldwide – about 16.5 million tourists visit Greece every year – the country has something to offer to all types of lifestyle, from its calm, secluded beaches, and villages, where one can retire and relax, to its buzzing modern cities.