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Greece

Overview

Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southeast Europe. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Western Asia, and Africa, and shares land borders with Albania

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Delos (01)
Delos (01)

Delos

Coordinates: 37° 23′ 55″ N, 25° 15′ 59″ E

The Island of Delos (Δήλος), near Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean. Delos had a position as a holy…

Delphi (1)
Delphi (1)

Delphi

Coordinates: 38° 28′ 57″ N, 22° 30′ 2″ E

Delphi (Δελφοί) is an archaeological site on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BC), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when…

Galaxidi (0081)
Galaxidi (0081)

Galaxidi

Coordinates: 38° 22′ 33″ N, 22° 23′ 13″ E

Galaxidi (Γαλαξίδι), is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of Phocis. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Delphi, of which it is a municipal unit. Galaxidi has a small harbor on the north coast…

Hosios Loukas (1)
Hosios Loukas (1)

Hosios Loukas

Coordinates: 38° 23′ 43″ N, 22° 44′ 47″ E

Hosios Loukas (Ὅσιος Λουκᾶς) is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, along with the…

Ios (01)
Ios (01)

Ios

Coordinates: 36° 43′ 21″ N, 25° 16′ 51″ E

Ios (Ίος) is a hilly island with cliffs down to the sea on most sides, situated halfway between Naxos and Santorini. The Port of Ios (Gialos) is at the head of the Ormos harbour in the north-west. The village, known as Chora, is a white and very…

Meteora (1)
Meteora (1)

Meteora

Coordinates: 39° 43′ 16″ N, 21° 38′ 3″ E

The Metéora (Μετέωρα), lit. “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the air” or “in the heavens above”, is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. The monasteries are built on…

Mykonos (01)
Mykonos (01)

Mykonos

Coordinates: 37° 26′ 51″ N, 25° 19′ 46″ E

Mykonos (Μύκονος) is a Greek island, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos. The town is also known as Chora. Mykonos’ nickname is “The Island of the Winds”. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was the location of the battle between Zeus and the

Naxos (01) Chora
Naxos (01)

Chora

Naxos

Coordinates: 37° 6′ 7″ N, 25° 22′ 35″ E

Naxos (Νάξος) is the largest island in the Cyclades island group. It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture. The largest town and capital of the island is Chora or Naxos City. The main villages are Filoti, Apiranthos, Vivlos, Agios Arsenios,

Paros (01) Parikia
Paros (01)

Parikia

Paros

Coordinates: 37° 5′ 3″ N, 25° 8′ 48″ E

Paros (Πάρος), one of the Cyclades island group, lies to the west of Naxos, from which it is separated by a channel about 8 km wide. Historically, Paros was known for its fine white marble, which gave rise to the term “Parian” to describe marble…

Patmos (1) Chora
Patmos (1)

Chora

Patmos

Coordinates: 37° 18′ 33″ N, 26° 32′ 45″ E

Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 m above sea level. Patmos’ main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala (the…

Rhodes (2) Grand Master’s palace
Rhodes (2)

Grand Master’s palace

Rhodes

Coordinates: 36° 27′ 4″ N, 28° 13′ 32″ E

Rhodes (Ρόδος) is an island located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population. It is located north-east of Crete, south-east of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey

Santorini (04) Fira
Santorini (04)

Fira

Santorini

Coordinates: 36° 25′ 9″ N, 25° 25′ 50″ E

Santorini (Σαντορίνη), classically Thera, and officially Thira, is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous…

Symi (1) Yialos
Symi (1)

Yialos

Symi

Coordinates: 36° 36′ 56″ N, 27° 50′ 10″ E

Symi (Σύμη) is a mountainous Greek island and includes the harbour town Yialos and its adjacent upper town Chorio, as well as several smaller localities and areas of significance in history and mythology. The shipbuilding and sponge industries…

Description

Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southeast Europe. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Western Asia, and Africa, and shares land borders with Albania to the north-west, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and Turkey to the north-east. The country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete, and the Ionian Islands.

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