Greece claims just over 6,000 islands. Located in the Ionian and Aegean seas, only 1,200 of Greece's islands are large enough for habitation. Of the 1,200, only 22 of them actually have inhabitants.Continue Reading
Greece boasts four well known islands: Crete, Lesbos, Rhodes, and Santorini.
The city-states of Greece were located on arid, wooded, mountainous peninsulas and islands. With about 80 percent of all Greek land covered in mountains, there were no cities or villages more than about 10 miles away from a mountain. There were also several active volcanoes nearby, most notably the volcano that destroyed the Minoan civilization on Santorini, which contributed to the region's frequent earthquakes.Full Answer >
The geographical features of Ancient Greece included various mountains and hills, volcanoes and the numerous islands that interspersed the country along the Mediterranean Sea. Greece is home to the Pindus Mountain Range, which is the site of one of the planet's deepest canyons, Vikos Gorge. Another major landform in Greece is Mount Olympus, which was considered by the Ancient Greeks as the dwelling of their gods and goddesses.Full Answer >
Online maps of Greece and its neighboring islands include historic maps, topical maps that highlight certain regional characteristics and modern travel maps. Historical and topical maps of ancient Greece are available from the British Museum. MapQuest provides a comprehensive travel map of the area with a search engine.Full Answer >
Greece is famous for many different reasons, including its historical sites, being the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games and famous Greek philosophers, leaders, poets and scientists. Some of the most famous historical buildings are found at the Acropolis in Athens. The Parthenon, which was built between 447 B.C. and 438 B.C. is still in existence at this site.Full Answer >