Greece, also called the Hellenic Republic, is known as the birthplace of western civilization. Explore the geography of Greece, its major cities and features.

Athens (Modern)

Athens, Greece (modern Greek: Athinai,), the largest city and the nation's capital.

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  • Athens (Modern)

    Athens (Modern)

    Athens, Greece (modern Greek: Athinai,), the largest city and the nation's capital. See more »

  • Geography of Greece

    Geography of Greece

    Greece, or Hellenic Republic, a country consisting of part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe and many offshore islands. See more »

  • Geography of Amphiopolois

    Geography of Amphiopolois

    Amphipolis, an ancient Greek city on the Strimon River just inland from the north shore of the Aegean Sea. See more »

  • Geography of Arcadia-Greece

    Geography of Arcadia-Greece

    Arcadia, a historic region in the central Peloponnesus, Greece, surrounded entirely by mountains. See more »

  • Geography of Epirus

    Geography of Epirus

    Epirus, or Epeirus, an ancient country north of Greece. The region lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, and is now divided between northwestern Greece and southern Albania. See more »

  • Geography of Laodicea

    Geography of Laodicea

    Laodicea, an ancient Greek city on the Lycus River in southwestern Asia Minor, near present-day Denizli, Turkey. See more »

  • Geography of Macedonia

    Geography of Macedonia

    Macedonia, sometimes called Macedon, an ancient kingdom in the Balkan Peninsula at the northwest corner of the Aegean Sea. See more »

  • Geography of Patrai

    Geography of Patrai

    , Greece, a port city on the Peloponnesus in southern Greece. It is on the Gulf of Patrai, 110 miles (177 km) west-northwest of Athens. See more »

  • Geography of Piraeus

    Geography of Piraeus

    , Greece, a city on the Saronic Gulf, five miles (8 km) west of central Athens. It is part of metropolitan Athens, and is the leading seaport and manufacturing city in Greece. See more »

  • Geography of Salonica

    Geography of Salonica

    Salonica, or Salonika,(modern Greek:ThessalonĂ­ki), Greece, the nation's second largest city and the chief city of the Macedonia region of Greece. See more »

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