The number of stripes and the colors of the flag are very significant. The nine stripes are said to stand for the nine syllables of the Greek patriots' motto "Eleutheria e Thanatos." The blue on the flag symbolizes the blue color of the sea that surrounds the land, and the white on the flag symbolizes the restless Greeks waves. The cross in the upper left corner signifies Christianity. As if blowing in a gentle breeze, this glass replica of Greece's flag gracefully waves the traditional blue and white colors. This charming Greece flag ornament is crafted of glass and 2¾" tall by 3½" wide.