QUALITY OF LIFE  IN GREECE

Greece is the leading country on 10 important quality of life issues.

The quality of life in Greece is remarkable… Here’s why

Quality of life in Greece No 1 the sunniest country.

It’s sunny 250 days out of 365, from April 15 to November 15. Of course, it can rain heavily tropically some days in this 7-month time frame. Temperatures fluctuate in the day from 18 degrees to 35 degrees in this period of time. The nights are pleasant on the balcony, on the terrace or outside on the way out. Greece has a completely different image under the sun, compared to winter. The sun reflects on the white houses of the Cyclades and cities to give a purely brilliant image of serenity. If the whole thing is on a blue background at the water’s edge, then you feel a feeling of immense satisfaction. It is no coincidence that a few tens of millions of tourists visit the Greek  islands Also Enjoy the sun by coming to spend some time on Lladic soil. Enjoy the sea and walks on the hills by the sea even if the Greek sun is strong (especially between noon and 5pm). Do as the Greeks do, live in the morning and in the afternoon outside!

No 1 with the highest number of islands

It’s about 2,000 islands and islands and only 150 islands are inhabited. There may even be more islands and islands than 5,000. It depends on what is meant by ilot (i.e. how much land). In the Aegean Sea (between Eastern Greece and Turkey), why so many islands and how did they form?  The south African tectonic plate containing part of the continental plate to the north is linked to an oceanic plate, which today sinks under the Aegean Sea (a subduction phenomenon that began billions of years ago). Slowly, the Ocean-African subduction zone has left an empty space to the north. It is in this space that magma is mounted (action of volcanoes) to form the current status of the Aegean Sea with its islands. The islands of the Volcanic Cyclades are different from the Dodecannese Islands (southeast), the northern Aegean islands (northeast) and the Ionian Islands (west of Greece). What I like about island Greece is that all the islands are different and have their “unique personality”, given their history, their geology and position and the type of inhabitants who lived there. More and more small islands are gradually inhabited; it is enough that we bring electricity -cables under sea – and that the small islands manage to be autonomous in water – which is extremely difficult-. Most of the small inhabited islands still receive water in tankers from Athens during the summer months.

No 1 for the number of ancient archaeological sites 

There are 50 great ancient sites and a few hundred museums! Greece is a country whose first civilization dates back to the 3rd century BC. We can therefore understand why there are so many archaeological sites on hell’s soil. The cycladic civilization, the Cretan Minoan civilization (-2700 a -1500 BC. J.C.), the Mycenaean civilization of Peloponnese (-1500 to 1200 BC. JC), the ancient period (from 1200 BC. JC at 7th sc av. J.C), the archaic and classical period (from the 7th sc to the 4th sc), the Hebrew period (4th to 1st sc av. J.C.), Roman Greece (from 1st Sc to 4th century), Byzantine era of 1000 years (from the 4th sc to 1453), Ottoman rule (from 1453 to the end of the 19th century) and the contemporary era have left many traces on Greek soil. It is above all the glorious classical era that has left the most ancient remains (under low houses, temples and other monuments). Indeed, it was the democratic era of the Golden Age of Pericles that left its beautiful monuments on the soil of Attica (the monuments of the acropolis of Athens, for example). Beautiful Roman-era monuments built by the Roman emperor soured. Whether you’re going to mainland Greece or an island, you’ll have an important archaeological site and a beautiful museum to visit.

Ancient Greece No 1 most influential civilization in the world.

Greece has been and is the first step towards a true humanist and scientific “rebirth”. It is known that the Greeks created what we believe in and what we do today, be it language, typography, philosophy, architecture, history, science, geography, astronomy, art and the sense of beauty and much more. 53,000 words worldwide are Greek origin. In addition, the modern Greek language is the richest in the world with more than 800,000 words. The number 2 country in the world has only 250,000! Greece is also the first country in the following fields: musical notation system, epic poetry, philosophy, humanism, democracy, mathematical development, first alphabet with vowels, Hippocrates medecine, mythology, anthropology, currency use, the Olympic Games, central heating, crossbow, geometry,  the art of mapping, mechanical clock, wind and solar energy, geology science, physical sciences, theatre, anatomy, algebra, pulley, crane, differential gears, meteorological science (by Aristotle), the elevator (by Archimedes), the equipment of firefighters etc.

No 1 for the number of churches and chapels

The Orthodox Christian religion that has existed in Greece since the 4th sc after J.C. holds firm on Hellenic soil. Even with 400 years of Ottoman rule (from 1453 to 1880), Greece survived the Muslim impositiion. Moreover, Greece was the first and only Orthodox-majority country to be liberated from the Ottoman yoke at the end of the 19th century. The Greeks are devout and their powerful belief in Orthodoxy has made them overcome all their financial problems since 2009 (the economic crisis and the supervision of the IMF and the European Bank). Greece is the last wall protecting Western Christianity from Islam further east, outside Europe (debut by Turkey). The Greeks know better than anyone who the invading Turks are! Going back to Orthodox Christianity, let us say that a particular patron saint protects each city (on that day, for that matter, it is a public holiday); E.g. in Volos where I live, st Nicolas is celebrated on December 6th. Each village has a beautiful church where most of the locals gather for Sunday Mass. All the landscapes taken in pictures necessarily have a chapel in a corner, even a tiny one on the road … and they’re all in good condition! There is always a corner or to pray for a better tomorrow with health and protection of the family.

No. 1 for hours of work

In the midst of the economic crisis, the common Greeks have earned the unflattering reputation that overpaid and lazy workers retire far too early (57 years, but in the United Kingdom 58 years on average…). However, contrary to what most people think, it is known that the Greeks record the highest working time in Europe with 42 hours per week. On the other hand, the Germans only pay 35 hours a week. Experts say this is due to the nature of work in Greece (long hours in the agricultural sector; shops stay open late). Of course, this doesn’t have to do with efficiency! Portugal and Spain are the second and third most hard-working countries respectively.

No. 1 shipowners

In the midst of the crisis, Greece possesses a rare wealth, its navy. On the planet, the Greek commercial navy has 4,300 ships, or almost 10 of the world fleet and over the past ten years, the number of ships has increased by 8 and the cumulative tonnage has increased by 60 . Greece is the No 1 with the largest commercial fleet in the world. It is followed by Japan and China. Thirteen Greek shipowners are among the 100 personalities who count in the world’s shipping; They are no longer Aristotèlis Onassis or Niarchos but today, Evangelos Marinakis, Angeliki Ikonomou, Peter Livanos ect. Germany in particular, which wants to maintain economic hegemony in Europe, accuses shipowners of not paying taxes on the companies they founded in Greece as offshore entities. Shipowners with their boats under the Greek flag pay only a tax on the tonnage of ships which must include a minimum number of Greek sailors on board.

No 1 of the most sexually active countries!

Greece is at the top of the list of the most sexually active countries in the world with an average of 164 sexual acts per year or more than three times a week according to the German newspaper Bild. According to an international survey conducted by condom manufacturer Durex, Greeks are far ahead of Brazil, which ranks second with 145 times a year, followed by Russia and Poland with 143 times a year. According to the survey, 80 per cent of Greeks find having sex a very important thing. Greeks also have a high score in terms of the duration of sex: 22 minutes on average! Greeks like to watch pretty girls walk down the street, but they don’t whistle or get girls. That’s why guys, wearing sunglasses, like to drink their coffee with friends in open-air cafes by the street.

No 1 for his kitchen

We eat the best dishes in the world cooked according to the Mediterranean diet. Greece is the largest consumer of
OLIVE HUILE
and
FETA
(Greece is Europe’s largest producer of sheep’s milk). Greece is the first European country where wine has been made and in Greece, there is still very good wine even if it is a bit expensive. The number of traditional recipes is already long and the new recipes invented are unlimited. In addition, each region and island has its own traditional recipe on pita (salted pie) or other dish. The Greeks are known to be big eaters. They like to order several dishes even if they don’t even eat them. Do they often have eyes bigger than their stomachs? Not always. They can stay at the table for hours eating in a tavern with friends. They like traditional dishes cooked with legumes or vegetables cooked in olive oil but they also love meat (an alienating trend that emerged after the 2nd world war). Greeks eat a cheese pita around 10am, then around 2-3pm at home and then in the evening around 9pm-10pm. The whole thing is drizzled with a bulk wine of not so high quality or a
BIERE
in summer. If you find a people more greedy than the Greek people, I’m here to listen to you.

No 1 for hospitality and good heart

They have the “filotimo”as they say in Greece. Even with all those
Syrian REFUGIES
that have arrived and are still arriving on the islands near
TURKEY,
the Greeks are here to save them, to try to find a place where they can stay. Greece is the first country where migrants arrive by sea, especially on the small islands of the Aegean Sea, but no one is starving not only because of intra-European humanitarian aid. Since the crisis in Greece since 2009, Greeks have organized themselves to feed the 30 Greeks below the poverty in their own country. Volunteer organizations have organized themselves to help the needy, such as The Kitchen of Solidarity (in Greek, I kouzina tis Alleguyssis) and the
EGLISE ORTHODOXE
(dishes are cooked by female volunteers in the catacombs of many churches).

quality of life in Greece

Pandeli Bay in winter

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