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Maps of Greece and the Greek islands

Greece located at the most southerly part of the Balkan peninsula as seen on the map and the south east of the Mediterranean sea. From the north, Greece borders with Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria. From the east it borders with the European part of Turkey. To the west of Greece is the Ionian Sea and to the east is the Aegean Sea.

  • Latitude: 39° N
  • Longitude: 22° E

These coordinates place Greece primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. The country has a strategic location in the Mediterranean region, providing easy access to several major seas, including the Aegean Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.

To the south is the Libyan Sea ,see more information about the Geography of Greece about the lakes, rivers and mountains of Greece ,details of the geomorphology of Greece you can find at the Physical map of Greece. The coast line of Greece is 13,676 km therefore having a the longer coastline in the Mediterranean. Most of the Greek islands and islets situated in the Aegean sea, while a small number of islands are in the Ionian Sea.

Greece in general is not dense inhabited, with a total surface of 132 000 sq.km, Greece has a population of about 11,000,000 inhabitants. The reason for that is that most of the Greek mainland is mountainous with a few plateaus in Thessaly, Macedonia and Thrace and a large part of the country consists of islands. Therefore most of the population of Greece is concentrated in the big urban centres with Athens and its greater area and Piraeus to have the one third of the Greek population followed by Thessaloniki , Patras, Heraklion and Larissa.

Map of Greece

Greece Map
GREECE MAP

Greek regions map

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REGIONS OF GREECE

Greece is divided into 13 regions or peripheries. Macedonia (6) with Thrace (7) in the north and north west, Epirus (5) in the north west , Thesally (4 ) and Sterea Ellas with Evia (3) in the centre ,the Peloponesse (2) in the south, Attica (1). The Ionian islands in the west (13) , the Aegean islands (9) and the North Aegean islands (8) , Cyclades (11) ,Dodecanesse (10) , At the southern tip lies the largest island of Greece Crete (13)

Educational maps of Greece

Climate Map of Greece

This map aims to examine the varied climate characteristics of Greece and understand their impact on the natural environment and human life. Being a Mediterranean state, Greece is predominantly characterized by a Mediterranean climate. This climate features hot and dry summers, along with moderate to cold, rainy winters.

The coastal regions and islands of Greece enjoy a particularly mild climate, boasting many sunny days each year. This significantly contributes to the development of tourism in these areas. In contrast, the inland and mountainous regions experience more varied climatic conditions. Here, the continental climate prevails, marked by stronger seasonal changes. Winters are colder with snowfall being common, especially in the mountainous areas. Summers, while remaining hot, are often less dry than in the coastal areas.

climate map of Greece

GREECE CLIMATE MAP

Satellite Map

The satellite map of Greece presents an image of the country as captured by satellites in space. This image encompasses various aspects, including the geographical configuration, the distribution of towns and villages, transport networks, physical features, and other significant elements.

Greece is characterised by significant continental and insular diversity. The map vividly illustrates the large continental regions, such as Macedonia and the Peloponnese, along with the numerous islands scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas.

Prominent mountain ranges, such as Pindos and Rhodope, and extensive plains, like the Thessalian plain, are clearly distinguishable. Key rivers, including the Evros and Acheloos, and notable lakes, such as Prespa and Kerkini, are also visible. Major cities like Athens, Thessaloniki, and Heraklion, in addition to numerous smaller villages, can be identified.

SATELLITE mAP OF gREECEsatellite-map-of-greece

PREFECTURES OF GREECE MAP

Greek islands maps

Greek islands Map

Maps of the islands of Greece

The Greek island groups of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese extend from Central Greece to the coasts of Asia Minor. The island arc formed by Kithira, Crete, Karpathos, and Rhodes connects the Peloponnese with the coasts of Asia Minor.

Sporades islands

sporades-islandsThe Sporades Islands, an archipelago in the northwest Aegean Sea, are depicted on the map as a series of scattered islands, each with distinct geographical and cultural features.

This cluster consists of four main inhabited islands, Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. , alongside numerous smaller, uninhabited islets.

The cartographic representation of the Sporades reveals both the physical layout of these islands and provides insights into their historical and ecological significance.

Cyclades islands

cyclades-mapThe map depicting the Cyclades illustrates the scattered arrangement of these islands, which are renowned for their historical significance, distinct architecture, and vibrant local cultures.

The Cyclades consist of around 220 islands, with the most prominent being Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Paros, and Delos. Each island, marked on the map, contributes uniquely to the collective identity of the archipelago.

Some of them are internationally known, such as Santorini, MykonosParosSyros, Ios and Naxos, while others remain less known and less touristy, but also beautiful such as Milos, Folegandros, Amorgos and others. The name of this group of islands comes from the Greek word Cycle and identifies the location of the islands around Delos, the sacred island of Apollo.

East Aegean islands

aegean-islandsThe East Aegean Islands map include notable islands such as Lesbos, Chios, Samos, and Ikaria. These islands are characterized by diverse terrains including mountainous areas, hilly landscapes, and varied coastlines. Lesbos, for instance, has the region’s highest peak, Mount Lepetymnos, which reaches an elevation of about 968 meters. The islands are also known for their significant geological features, including hot springs and volcanic remnants.

The climate of the East Aegean Islands is predominantly Mediterranean, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. This climate supports a wide variety of vegetation, from olive groves and vineyards to dense forests in certain areas. The geographical position of these islands also means they are subject to the meltemi, strong north winds that are particularly prevalent in the summer.

The East Aegean islands are: Thasos, Samos, Samotraki, Ikaria, Chios, Lesbos, Limnos, Agios Efstratios, Psara, Fourni, Oinouses. Demarcating the border between Greece and Turkey.

Dodecanese islands

dodecanese-mapThe map depicting the Dodecanese illustrates the archipelago’s strategic location near the coast of Turkey, its diverse topography, and its rich cultural heritage.

The group consists of twelve major islands, hence the name “Dodecanese,” derived from the Greek word “dodeka,” meaning twelve, as well as numerous smaller islets.

The islands are dispersed across a maritime landscape that has played a crucial role in the cultural and economic exchanges of the eastern Mediterranean.

Among them from North to the South are the islands of Agathonisi, Patmos, Lipsi, Leros, Kalymnos, Kos, Nisyros, Symi, Rhodes, Kasos , Karpathos and Kastellorizo.

Saronic islands

Saronic-islands-mapThe Saronic Islands, as represented on the map, offer a microcosm of Greece’s rich history and diverse landscapes. The cartographic depiction of these islands not only provides geographical orientation but also reflects their cultural and historical narratives.

The strategic locations of the islands in relation to Athens and the Peloponnesian coast highlight their roles in ancient and modern maritime activities. The Saronic Islands continue to attract scholars, tourists, and historians, drawn by their unique combination of historical landmarks, natural beauty, and vibrant local cultures. The main islands in the Saronic group include Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, and Salamis.

These islands are known for their varied landscapes, which include rocky terrain, small fertile plains, and a mix of sandy and pebbly beaches. The topography of these islands is generally hilly, with the highest point found on Aegina, known as Mount Oros, which reaches about 532 meters in elevation.

Other Maps of Greece

Athens Map

Thessaloniki map

Volos map

Patras map

Ancient Greece maps