What Is Greece Famous For?


Greece is famous for many different reasons, including its historical sites, being the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games and famous Greek philosophers, leaders, poets and scientists. Some of the most famous historical buildings are found at the Acropolis in Athens. The Parthenon, which was built between 447 B.C. and 438 B.C. is still in existence at this site.

Democracy also was established in Athens, Greece, about 500 B.C. Cleisthenes was the man that became Athens' leader and was responsible for introducing democracy. Another notable Greek leader was Pericles.

Ancient Greece also produced famous philosophers, scientist and poets, such as Socrates, Plato, Archimedes, Euclid, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Aesop and Homer. Similarly, the first Olympic Games date back to 776 B.C., and they were held in Olympia. The archaeological site of Olympia is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.