Grecia is the canton number 3 of the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. It is located towards the center of the country, 20 km northwest of the city of Alajuela. It has an area of 395.72 square kilometers and is divided into 8 districts, including the district of Rio Cuarto de Grecia, which is separated from the rest of the canton by Valverde Vega. It borders with the cantons of Poás and Alajuela, north Valverde Vega and Poas, Alajuela south and Athens, and west Valverde Vega, Naranjo and Athens. It was founded on July 24, 1867. Its head is the city of Grecia.
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Grecia has a diversified economy which is dominated by agricultural production of coffee and sugar cane, with presence of industrial activities related to these crops, and other sectors engaged in trade, factories and selling vehicles. In addition, Grecia is part of the tourist route of the western region of the Central Valley of Costa Rica with waterfalls, and protected areas, ...