Greece

Located in southern Europe, Greece forms an irregular-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean with two additional large peninsulas projecting from it: the Chalcidice and the Peloponnese. The Greek islands are generally subdivided into two groups, according to location: the Ionian islands (including Corfu, Cephalonia, and Leucas) west of the mainland and the Aegean islands (including Euboea, Samos, Chios, Lesbos, and Crete) to the east and south. North-central Greece, Epirus, and western Macedonia are all mountainous. The main chain of the Pindus Mountains extends from northwest Greece to the Peloponnese. Mount Olympus, rising to 9,570 ft (2,909 m), is the highest point in the country.


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  • Xanthi (Greek: Ξάνθη, Xánthi, [ˈksanθi]) is a city in the region of Western Thrace, northeastern Greece It is the capital of the Xanthi regional unit of the region of East Macedonia and Thrace Amphitheatrically built on the foot of Rhodope mountain chain, the city is divided by the Kosynthos River, into the west part, where the old and the modern town are located, and the east part that boasts a rich natural environment

  • Voula (Greek: Βούλα) is a southern suburb of Athens and former municipality in East Attica, Greece Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit The municipal unit has an area of 8

  • Veria (Greek: Βέροια or Βέρροια), officially transliterated Veroia, historically also spelled Berea or Berœa, is a city in Central Macedonia, in the geographic region of Macedonia, northern Greece, capital of the regional unit of Imathia It is located 511 kilometres (318 miles) north-northwest of the capital Athens and 73 km (45 mi) west-southwest of Thessaloniki Even by the standards of Greece, Veria is an old city; first mentioned in the writings of Thucydides in 432 BC, there is evidence that it was populated as early as 1000 BC

  • Vari (Greek: Βάρη) is a southern suburb of Athens and former municipality in East Attica, Greece Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni, of which it is a municipal unit The municipal unit has an area of 22

  • Tripoli (Greek: Τρίπολη, Trípoli, formerly Τρίπολις, Trípolis; earlier Τριπολιτσά Tripolitsá) is a city in the central part of the Peloponnese, in Greece It is the capital of the Peloponnese region as well as of the regional unit of Arcadia The homonym municipality has around 47,000 inhabitants

  • Thessaloniki (; Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη, \θesaloˈnici:), also known as Thessalonica (English: ), Saloniki or Salonica () is the second-largest city in Greece, with over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and the capital of the geographic region of Macedonia, the administrative region of Central Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace It is also known in Greek as η Συμπρωτεύουσα (i Simprotévousa), literally "the co-capital", a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Simvasilévousa) or "co-reigning" city of the Byzantine Empire alongside ConstantinopleThessaloniki is located on the Thermaic Gulf, at the northwest corner of the Aegean Sea

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