Greece, a country rich in history, is located in the Southeast of Europe. It is known as the birthplace of democracy, and takes credit for many well-known philosophers, among them Aristotle and Socrates. It is also the original location where the Olympic games took place in antique times, fittingly in a place called Olympia. The Greek capital is Athens, which hosted the modern Olympic games in 2004. Formerly a federation of city states, modern Greece is a member of the European Union. Greece is a favourite tourist destiantion for Northern Europeans, especially in the summer. Visitors very much enjoy all the culture and great food Greece has to offer. You can fly with Austrian Airlines to various locations in Greece.