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  • When it comes to choosing where to holiday in Greece, we spoil you for choice, with no less than 9 islands to choose from. As the birthplace of big-brained mathematician, Pythagoras, we thought we’d run through Greece in numbers, to show you how a Greek getaway really does add up…

    13,676…

    … kilometres of coastline. Thanks to its vast island make-up, Greece is home to the 11th-longest coastline in the world. That’s good news for beach-lovers, with the nation boasting no less than 395 Blue Flag beaches. From hidden-away bays, like Zante’s Smuggler’s Cove, to the Caribbean-style sweeping lagoon of Crete’s Balos Beach, there are plenty of sandy stretches to pitch up on.

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    … years of history. Historians have traced the earliest Greek civilisations back a mind-boggling 4,000 years. And the good news is there are still loads of well-preserved ancient sights to take in today. Have your camera to hand for 16th-century Venetian castles, the nearly-3,000-year-old Acropolis of Lindos, and the UNESCO-listed Palace of the Grand Masters.

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    30…

    … degrees – the average summer temperature in Greece. If you don’t fancy chancing your arm with the unpredictable British weather this summer, Greece offers the perfect alternative. Head for this Mediterranean gem and you’re almost guaranteed weather to help you top up your tan.

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    400,000…

    … tonnes of olive oil produced every year. The Greeks’ affection for olive oil is more deep-rooted than anywhere else on the planet – their grub just wouldn’t be the same without it. That tzatziki, that freshly baked bread, that feta salad – none of the local favourites would be as irresistible without a generous drizzle of home-grown olive oil.

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    … Pi. No, not the filo pastry-based treats, but that magic number most of us banished from our minds after GCSE maths. Of course, it’s the all-important multiplier used to calculate the circumference of a circle, given to the world by Greek mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras. And you can visit Pythagorion, the birthplace of the great thinker, today. You’ll find it on the southeast coast of Samos.

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