Greece is a south eastern European country consisting of two mainland peninsulas with many islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Greece is known as the birthplace of Western Civilization. Its capital is Athens which retains ancient landmarks including the 5th centuryB. C. E., Acropolis Citadel and Parthenon Temple. Greece is also famous for its beaches. The popular and the famous cities to visit are Santorini a famous volcanic isle; Rhodes, famous for Medieval Monuments, ruins and beaches; Corfu Island famous for beaches, fortresses and hilltop villages; Mykonos is known as a glamorous Greek party isle. Kos has beaches and Greek Roman ruins.