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Quiz: How well do you know Greece?

You know there’s more to Greece than the island of Santorini and the Acropolis of Athens. So put your knowledge of the country to the test…

Metéora Monasteries (Shutterstock)

1. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delphi is built on which mountain?

Mt Pelion

Mt Pantokrator

Mt Parnassus

Mt Pastra

2. A 200m causeway connects Monemvasia with mainland Greece, but what does the town’s name mean in Greek?

The rock

The island

Single entrance

Castle town

3. Which river runs through Vikos Gorge and Vikos-Aoös National Park in the north west of Greece?

Voidomatis

Nestos

Vouraikos

Selinountas

4. How many of the Metéora Monasteries are usually open to the public?

Four

Six

30

26

5. Which drink is Naxos known for?

Ouzo, an aniseed liqueur

Ayran, a yoghurt drink

Kitron, a citrus liqueur

Boza, a sweet wheat or rye drink

6. In which era were the Catacombs of Milos built?

1st century

6th century

8th century

10th century

7. What is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mystras?

A tomb

An amphitheatre

A fortified city on a hill

An ancient bathhouse

8. On which coast is the fortified port in Corfu’s Old Town?

North

South

East

West

9. How long is Samariá Gorge in Samaria National Park on the island of Crete?

6km

16km

60km

66km

10. What is the nickname of the island of Zákynthos, which is also known as Zante?

Narcissi Island

Hyacinthus Island

The Flower of the Levant

Horseshoe Island

11. After cats, which animal are you mostly likely to see on Hydra?

Lynx

Kri-kri

Donkeys

Brown bears

12. The art sculpture on Thessaloniki’s sea front is made up of what?

Nude men

Lions

Umbrellas

Olives

13. Dadia Forest in the north east of Greece is best known for…

The Battle of Dadia in 490 BC

A royal tomb

Vultures

Fireflies

14. Which island fort overlooks the former capital, Nafplio?

Palamidi Fortress

Bourtzi Fortress

Fortress of Palaiomanina

Fortress of Eleutherae

15. Where would you find the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus?

Kefalonia

The mainland

Kithira

Naxos

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