Greece, situated on the southernmost point of the Balkan peninsula, is surrounded by the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, the Cretan Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea on its different sides. On the Mediterranean Basin, it has the longest coastline which ranks 11th amongst the longest coastlines in the world. Most of mainland Greece is mountainous- Mount Olympus being the highest peak. Greece has its own historical significance and is the birthplace of western civilization, literature, political science, democracy, etc. It is also the first country to host the Olympic Games. The residents of this country have high standards of living, and quality of life is very high here. Greece is a developed country with a highly rich economy. Greece is an active member of a number of international institutions like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), OSCE, OIF, etc. Apart from this, the cultural heritage of the country is highly unique and captivating.