Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, on the southern tip of the peninsula. Ancient Greece was one of Europe's first urban civilizations, and the origin of much of the arts, language, philosophy, politics, and sports of western society.

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, is the capital city of Greece with a metropolitan population of 3.7 million inhabitants. Photo: Ggia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a peninsula in southern Greece. Originally a peninsula connected to the rest of the… Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a geographic and administrative region of Greece, in the southern . Photo: Heuschrecke, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the largest of the Greek islands and is the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea - after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Photo: MJJR, CC BY-SA 3.0.


Most visitors to Greece want their trip to include, or even to be devoted to, the islands, but may initially be bewildered by their number and variety.

is the large, varied upper half of Greece which, apart from a few scattered famous attractions, is still relatively untouristed, though much of this area offers rewarding destinations that deserve to be better known. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Continental Greece, colloquially known as Roúmeli, is a traditional geographic region of Greece. Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a traditional geographic and modern administrative region of Greece, comprising most of the ancient region of the same name. Photo: Fsb2004, Public domain.


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