Greece, no doubt, is one of the most beautiful countries on Earth. Greece is officially called the Hellenic Republic, and it is located in between Asia and Africa. Greece is a tourist mecca which has many international airports because travel enthusiasts fly into the country regularly. These are some fun facts about Greece that you should know. Civilization began in Greece. Many English words are of Greek origin. The Mycenaeans are believed to be the first civilized humans on Earth. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!