Outline of Greece

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The location of Greece
An enlargeable map of the Hellenic Republic

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Greece:

Greecesovereign country located on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe.[1] Greece borders Albania, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia to the north, and Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both parts of the Eastern Mediterranean basin feature a vast number of islands.

Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is heir to the heritages of ancient Greece, the Roman and Byzantine Empires,[2] and nearly four centuries of Ottoman rule.[3] Greece is the birthplace of democracy,[4] Western philosophy,[5] the Olympic Games (for this reason, unless it is the host nation, it always leads the Parade of Nations in accordance with tradition begun at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics), Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama[6] including both tragedy and comedy.

Greece is a developed country, a member of the European Union since 1981,[7] a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union since 2001, NATO since 1952,[8] the OECD since 1961,[9] the WEU since 1995 and ESA since 2005.[10] Athens is the capital; Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Volos, Ioannina, Larissa and Kavala are some of the country's other major cities.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Greece

Geography of Greece[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Greece

Geography of Greece

 Bulgaria 494 km
 Albania 282 km
 North Macedonia 246 km
 Turkey 206 km
  • Coastline: 13,676 km

Environment of Greece[edit]

An enlargeable satellite composite image of Greece

Environment of Greece

Natural geographic features of Greece[edit]

View of Thessaloniki
View of Patras from the fortress

Regions of Greece[edit]

Ecoregions of Greece[edit]

List of ecoregions in Greece

Administrative divisions of Greece[edit]

Administrative divisions of Greece

Administrative regions of Greece[edit]

Modern regions of Greece

Regional units of Greece[edit]

Regional units of Greece

Municipalities of Greece[edit]

Municipalities and communities of Greece

Traditional geographic divisions of Greece[edit]

Traditional geographic divisions of Greece

Demography of Greece[edit]

Demographics of Greece

Government and politics of Greece[edit]

Politics of Greece

Branches of the government of Greece[edit]

Government of Greece

Executive branch of the government of Greece[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Greece[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Greece[edit]

Judicial system of Greece There are three Supreme Courts in Greece. They are:

Foreign relations of Greece[edit]

Foreign relations of Greece

International organization membership[edit]

The Hellenic Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Greece[edit]

Greek motorcycle police officer in Athens
Hellenic Coast Guard: coastal patrol boat ΛΣ-172 type LCS-57 Mk.II at Bay of Zea marina coast guard station, Piraeus

Military of Greece[edit]

Evzones of the Presidential Guard, Syntagma Square, Athens
Greek soldiers presenting arms

Hellenic National Defence General Staff Military of Greece

Local government in Greece[edit]

Local government in Greece

History of Greece[edit]

The Temple of Hephaestus at the Agora of Athens, built 449-415 BC
Remains of the Roman Agora built in Athens during the Roman period

History of Greece

By period[edit]

Timeline of Greek history

By subject[edit]

Culture of Greece[edit]

The Zappeion, a Conference and Exhibition Centre in Neoclassical style
Easter eggs in Greece
The Parthenon in Athens
The Terrace of the Lions in Delos
El Greco, painter, sculptor and architect born in Heraklion, Crete
Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
A group of Sfakians dancing the Syrtos
Mosaic of a Greek theatre mask from the Jewelry Quarter of Delos

Culture of Greece

Art in Greece[edit]

Religion in Greece[edit]

Our Lady of Tinos, the major Marian shrine in Greece
Fethiye Mosque, an Ottoman mosque in Ioannina

Religion in Greece

Sports in Greece[edit]

Panathenaic Stadium, the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble

Sports in Greece

Economy and infrastructure of Greece[edit]

Fish farming, Argolic gulf
View of a wind farm, Panachaiko mountain
Delphi, a popular tourist destination
View of the port of Patras
KTEL bus station in Pyrgos

Economy of Greece

Education in Greece[edit]

Education in Greece

Health in Greece[edit]

Healthcare in Greece

See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Greece". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Sir Steven Runciman, Conclusion, The Fall of Constantinople
  3. ^ "Greece." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2006. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 6 Sept. 2006 <http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9106266>.
  4. ^ Finley, M. I. Democracy Ancient and Modern. 2d ed., 1985. London: Hogarth.
  5. ^ History of Philosophy, Volume 1 by Frederick Copleston
  6. ^ Brockett, Oscar G. History of the Theatre. sixth ed., 1991. Boston; London: Allyn and Bacon.
  7. ^ "Member States of the EU: Greece". European Union. europa.eu. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  8. ^ On the 14 August 1974 Greek forces withdrew from the integrated military structure of NATO in protest at the Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus. Greece rejoined NATO in 1980.
  9. ^ "Convention on the OECD". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. www.oecd.org. Retrieved 2007-04-07.
  10. ^ "Greece becomes 16th ESA Member State". European Space Agency. www.esa.int. 2005-03-22. Retrieved 2007-04-07.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Greece