Greece is a country in Southeast Europe, occupying the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula and a large number of Islands in the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean seas. In the North-West it borders with Albania, on the North by Macedonia and Bulgaria, in the North-East with Turkey. In the East it is washed by the Aegean sea, on the South by the Mediterranean sea, Western Ionian sea.
The culture of Greece has evolved over thousands of years, from the time of the Minoan civilization, the formation was in the time of Classical Greece and of Greece in the times of Roman domination. The Ottoman yoke also had an impact on the culture of the Greeks. But even during the Greek revolution created great works of literature, music, painting. A huge impact on the entire culture of modern Greece had the Orthodox Christianity. Some researchers, for example, Robert Kagan, consider that the modern culture of Greece is much more connected with the cultural heritage of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, rather than with the culture of ancient Greece