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Greece: Geography & Maps


  • Greece
  • Relaxing in the sun
  • The Terrace of the Lions on Delos Island
  • The Parthenon on Acropolis Hill
  • Ancient columns in the port of Rhodes
  • Old Byzantine Fortress in Corfu
  • Delphi
  • The Holy Monastery of Rousanou

Located in southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, Greece has the largest coastline in Europe due to its numerous islands.  The country shares its northern borders with Bulgaria, the Republic of Macedonia and Albania.  To the east is the Aegean Sea and Turkey, to the south is the Mediterranean Sea, and the Ionian Sea is to the west. 

Mountains, the highest of which is Mount Olympus, dominate approximately two-thirds of the country.  Standing at 2,917 m (9570.21 ft.), Mount Olympus is the mythic home of the Twelve Olympians in Greek mythology.    

The country can be divided into three main geographic regions.  The first is the peninsular mainland, the second is the Peloponnese peninsular, and finally, the islands.  The Greek Islands encompass more than 6,000 islands and islets.  Of these 6,000, only 227 are inhabited, and many have fewer than 100 people.  The most famous, and popular, of these islands are Crete, Rhodes, and Corfu.  As a result of these islands, Greece’s coastline stretches for 13,676 km.  

Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece.  One of the oldest cities in the world, it remains the economic, cultural, political and financial hub of the country.


 

Greece Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Greece.

Learn about the history and culture of Greece, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Greece's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Grreece for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Greece tours today!


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