Greece is often called the "cradle of Western civilization" due to its many contributions to modern-day Western society. Tourists come from all over the world to visit ancient sites, including the Acropolis and Delphi. However, they also take time to sample the country's renowned food, visit its beautiful beaches, and attend some of its many cultural festivals. Through informative text, enhanced with full-color photographs and engaging sidebars, readers learn about Greece's culture, people, government, and more. A glossary of new terms helps students gain a deeper understanding of the topic, and detailed maps allow them to gain familiarity with this enduring country.