Geographia: Mainland Greece This page of Geographia contains information of the region and cities of mainland greece, such as Thessaly, Boeotia and Attica. mainland greece. Attica. Boeotia. Phocis Thessaly occupied large region of northeastern greece. Neighbouring regions were Epeirus in the east, Aetolia and http://www.timelessmyths.com/classical/mainland.html
Extractions: Athens The principal city of Attica. The citadel of Athens was the Acropolis . The town Piraeus, south-west of Athens, was its main port. Athens was named after their patron goddess, Athena It was the kingdom ruled by the great Athenian hero, Theseus . Later in his life, Theseus lost his throne to Menestheus, because of his absence, when he was imprisoned in the Underworld and the Dioscuri and Spartan army invaded Attica. For more detailed history of the dynasties in Athens, read the House of Athens and the myth of Theseus . See also the House of Athens for the extensive family tree.
FOCUS On GREECE - Regions Of Greece Welcome to greece greece is the cradle of Western civilization, the origin of drama and history and philosophy, the birthplace of democracy. greece (regions) In greece the marked variety of the terrain above water continues under square kilometres, and consists of mainland greece (Attica, the Peloponnese, Sterea Ellada http://www.focusmm.com/greece/gr_regmn.htm
Extractions: I n Greece the marked variety of the terrain above water continues under the surface, along a seabed which, millions of years ago, was dry land. Close to Cape Tainaron (Tenaro) off the south tip of the Peloponnese, the so-called Oinoussai (Inousses) Pit is 4,850 metres deep which is the deepest point in the Mediterranean. T he Greek peninsula, Europe's southeastern tip, has an area of 131,944 square kilometres, and consists of mainland Greece (Attica, the Peloponnese, Sterea Ellada, Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace) and the islands of the Aegean and lonian seas. Geographically it belongs to Europe since it forms the most southerly extremity of the Balkan peninsula but it also has a special link with Europe through the small entity of the lonian Islands which form a chain off Greece's western shores in the lonian sea. I n contrast, there are the numerous islands of the Aegean sea, some isolated like Crete in the south, and some in groups like the islands of the Northeast Aegean, the Sporades, the Cyclades, and the Dodecanese. T he Cyclades consist of 39 islands of which only 24 are inhabited.
Greek Wine Regions Related Forum. Click below for an interactive map. The regional divisions employed in this section more or less follow the political map of modern greece. actual locations of regions within greece. Others may prefer the menu to the right. mainland http://www.greekwinemakers.com/czone/regions/regions.shtml
Extractions: This section, like so many others on this site, is a work in progress likely to be rewritten and updated as the mood or need strikes. There are producers, islands and sub-regions not yet present that will appear soon on these pages. Links to producers, appellations and varieties will be added gradually as these sections are completed. Mailing list subscribers will receive notification when these additions are made.
Extractions: The Regions in Brief Athens Central Greece Crete The Cyclades ... Western Greece Greece is a land of sea and mountains. Over a fifth of the Greek land mass is comprised of islands, numbering several thousand if you count every floating crag and nowhere in Greece will you find yourself more than 96km (60 miles) from the sea. It should come as no surprise that the sea molds the Greek imagination, as well as its history. Mainland Greece, meanwhile, is a great vertebrate, with the Pindos range reaching from north to south, and continuing, like a tail, through the Peloponnese. The highest of its peaks is Mount Olympus, the seat of the gods, nearly 3,000m (10,000 ft.) above sea level. Eighty percent of the Greek mainland is mountainous, which you will rapidly discover whether you make your way on foot or on wheels. Source: Frommer's Greece, 4th Edition
Extractions: Flags Maps Sightseeing Travel Warnings ... National Parks More Categories Introduction Topography Local Life Local Cuisine Local Holidays Festivals-Events Embassies Administration News Stand Worth a See !! Sight Seeing Maps Flags Shopping Eating Out Recreation Travel Essentials Country Facts Geography People Government Economy Communications Transportation Military Greece is situated in southeast Europe on the Mediterranean. The mainland consists of the following regions: Central Greece, Peloponnese, Thessaly (east/central), Epirus (west), Macedonia (north/northwest) and Thrace (northwest). Euboea, the second largest of the Greek islands, lying to the east of the central region, is also considered to be part of the mainland region. The Peloponnese peninsula is separated from the northern mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth. The northern mainland is dissected by high mountains (such as the Pindus) that extend southwards towards a landscape of fertile plains, pine-forested uplands and craggy, scrub-covered foothills. The islands account for one-fifth of the land area of the country.
Travel Guide - Greece Contacts. Airports. regions Cities. Athens. Peloponnese Peninsula accessible from Piraeus, the historic harbour of Greeces mainland capital, Athens, by ferry or hydrofoil, offering http://www.wordtravels.com/Travelguide/Countries/Greece
PELOPONNESE: Heart And Soul Of Greece are not on the islands, but on the mainland in places a coastline with some of thebest beaches in greece give you a brief introduction to the regions, and some http://www.magicaljourneys.com/Peloponnese/
Extractions: The idea of all these islands, each different from the next, the whitewashed houses and beautiful beaches is an enticement to anyone. But lost in the commotion over Mykonos Santorini Rhodes and Corfu is the fact that some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Greece are not on the islands, but on the mainland in places like the Peloponnese The Peloponnese , or Peleponisos , or Peloponessos or however you want to spell it, is what many people think of as the real Greece. Beautiful beaches, majestic mountains, unparalleled natural beauty and a history as long as civilization. Name the first Capital of modern Greece. Give up? It wasn't Athens or Thessaloniki . It was Nafplio At the time, the Peloponnesse was all there was of Greece, after it was liberated from the Turks in 1821. It nearly went back to the Turks when the heroes of the revolution began fighting amongst themselves. But such is life in Greece.For many, the Peloponessos is the true Greece - and to them the narrow isthmus of Corinth is all that separates them from a world of Albanians, Vlachs, Bulgarians and Macedonians, who are all Greeks to us.
Extractions: 11th Brittanica: History of Ancient Greece Ancient Greece to 146 B.C. I. Introductory.- It is necessary to indicate at the outset the scope and object of the present article. The reader must not expect to find in it a compendious summary of the chief events in the history of ancient Greece. It is not intended to supply an "Outlines of Greek History." It may be questioned whether such a sketch of the history, within the limits of space which are necessarily imposed in a work of reference, would be of utility to any class of readers. At any rate, the plan of the present work, in which the subject of Greek history is treated of in a large number of separate articles, allows of the narrative of events being given in a more satisfactory form under the more general of the headings ( e.g. i.e. of the Greek peninsula. For the identification of Greect with Greece proper there may be some degree of excuse when w~ come to the sth and 4th centuries. In the period that lies behinc the year 500 B.C. Greece proper forms but a small part of the Greek world. In the 7th and 6th centuries it is outside Greece itself that we must look for the most active life of the Greel people and the most brilliant manifestations of the Greek spirit The present article, therefore, will be concerned with the cause and conditions of events, rather than with the events themselves it will attempt analysis rather than narrative. Its object wil be to indicate problems and to criticize views; to sugges lessons and parallels, and to estimate the importance of the Hellenic factor in the development of civilization.
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Regions Of Greece mainland regions of greece. greece The Country. TRAVEL TOURISM. COUNTRYINFO. GREEK CULTURE. NEWS MEDIA. INTERNET COMMUNITY Greek Forum. http://www.greeklandscapes.com/directory/greece-places/regions.html
Extractions: In ancient times, Greece played a crucial role in the development of the wine culture of Europe. Nearly two thousand years of foreign occupation took a toll on her fortunes, yet many of Greece's rich viticultural resources remain intact. During the last forty years the Greek wine industry has struggled to regain its name. Now, armed with an ocean of indigenous cultivars, a superior climate for grape growing, and an abundance of brainpower and technological resources, Greek wine now presents exciting newand ancientpossibilities for wine lovers around the world.
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Extractions: Greece With over one hundred and fifty inhabitant islands, with a unique variety of landscape in the world, with thousand of years of civilization and hundreds of sites, with excellent beaches, bright blue seas, fertile valleys, gorgeous green landscapes, mountains, forested ravines, turbulent rivers, with ageless history, an incredible profusion of cultural monuments, gracious ancient ruins, Greece has interests to fill years of travel. It is an inspiring destination, blessed with natural beauty. Life in Greece is unique. You can dream the classical myths, relax by the sea, join the locals for a glass of ouzo, or tsipouro or raki dance until the early hours in some of the top night-clubs in the Mediterranean, live a romantic vacation and you can always add an extra dimension to your holiday with activities such as cycling, walking, wind surfing, kayaking, yacht sailing, diving, snow skiing, mount climbing, air sports, horse riding and everything you can imagine. Where to go Greece has so much to offer. There are so many different places for all kind of interests
Extractions: Mainland Greece Variety of superb places to relax and wander. With excellent beaches, valleys, gorges, mountains, forested ravines, turbulent rivers. With an incredible profusion of cultural monuments. Peloponnese, Epirus, Macedonia, Thessaly, Thrace, Sterea Ellada. Each district with a strong regional identity.
Extractions: The Regions in Brief Athens Central Greece Crete The Cyclades ... Western Greece Whether by air, ferry, or hydrofoil, the Sporades, strewn north and east of the island of Evvia (Euboea), are readily accessible from the mainland and offer verdant forest landscapes, golden-sand beaches, and crystalline waters. That's the good news. The bad news is that they are no secret. Skiathos is the most in demand with all that that implies. Skopelos, whose lovely port is one of the most striking in Greece, is more rugged and remote than Skiathos, with more trails and fewer nightclubs. Relatively far-off Skyros is well worth a visit, offering underwater fishing and diving, sandy beaches, and luminously clear waters.