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Geographical Characteristics of Greece

Updated: Mar 18, 2021

This is why Greece is ideal for any photo or video shoot. It's the ideal background for any project. Greece is located in southeastern Europe; it lies at the meeting point of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa. Eighty percent of the country consists of mountains and hills, making Greece one of the most mountainous countries in Europe; furthermore, it has 16.000 km of coastline of which 7500 km are around the thousands islands of the Greek archipelago, offering a highly diversified landscape: beaches stretching over many kilometers, sheltered bays and coves, sandy beaches with sand-dunes, pebble beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks and dark colored sand typical of volcanic soil and coastal wetlands.

The Greek islands

The islands are the main characteristic of Greece’s morphology. Greek sovereign land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 are inhabited.


The Greek islands are divided into seven main groups:

- The Cyclades (Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Antiparos, Folegandros, Naxos, Syros, Milos, Tinos, Ios, Andros, Serifos, Sifnos, Makronisos, Poligaios, Delos, Kea, Amorgos, Kythnos, Kimolos, Sikinos, Schinousa, Antimilos, Despotiko, Koufonisia, Donousa) - Crete - The Dodecanese (Kos, Rhodes, Leros, Patmos, Κastelorizo, Kalymnos, Karpathos) - The Ionian Pelago Islands (Kefalonia, Corfu, Zakynthos, Lefkada, Kithira, Ithaca, Paxi, Meganisi) - The Sporades (Skopelos, Alonissos, Skiathos, Skyros) - The Northeastern Aegean Sea Islands (Ymbros, Samothraki, Thassos, Limnos) - Islands of Argosaronic Sea (Hydra, Spetses, Poros) - Evia


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