Greece is now one of the most diverse countries in Europe due to the great climatic differences between the coasts and the mountains, as well as the mild climate. More than 900 species, as well as a variety of medicinal plants, can be found in Greece.
In ten national parks and two marine national parks they are protected. Greece also shares in the 'Green Belt' of Europe, a nature conservation initiative with more than 12500 km of landscape protection area.
Visitors often like to visit the historical monuments and impressive temples, scattered all over the country, like on the largest and most famous islands such as Crete, Corfu, Rhodes or Samos.