Hellas, Greece in English, is the name for the Hellenic Republic today in southeastern Europe at the point where the Haemus (Balkan) peninsula juts into the Mediterranean Sea and forms a land-based connection to Asia Minor (Anatolia) and the Middle East.
Hellas is also the Birthplace, and Cradle of Western Civilization.
The Hellenes have affected and are still affecting every aspect of our lives. Most of our traditions today, ways of life, ideas and culture can be directly traced down to the Ancient Greeks and their Great Ancient Hellenic Civilization.
Greek Civilization has influenced Western Civilization in a unique and an unparalleled way. The Greeks have changed our world. Τheir civilization is still inspiring us today, and in some of its aspects we strive to equal.
Greece today is a very popular tourist destination and one of the most visited countries in Europe and the world. It attracts around 30 million visitors per annum for its rich culture and history, which is reflected in large part by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as for its natural beauty, nice weather, cultural attractions, Museums, Archaeological sites and cities, for its long coastline, Marinas, beach resorts and facilities, and many beautiful islands (around 6000 islands and islets), and beaches.
Classical Tourism, Religious Tourism, Pilgrimage Tours, Ecotourism, Conference Tourism, Medical Tourism, Alternate Tourism as well as Seasonal Tourism can all be experienced in Greece.