Attica Region: The city of Athens seen from the Mount Lycabettus, | Dreamstime.com Photo 163890571 © Anamaria Mejia

Attica ( Region )

OVERVIEW One of the most historically rich regions in Greece, Attica, is universally known for its contribution to humanity’s cultural heritage, having shaped what we call today the western civilization. Located on the eastern edge of Central Greece, the region covers about 3,808 square kilometers and contains within its area Athens, the country’s capital and largest city, as well as…

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Central Greece ( Region )

OVERVIEW Central Greece (Sterea Ellada), known as Roumeli, is lying south of the provinces of Epirus and Thessaly and north of the gulfs of Patrai and Corinth and the Saronic Gulf. The region is famous for being home to the ancient battle site of the heroic Thermopylae and the ancient city of Delphi (pictured above), one of the most…

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Alexander the Great statue, New Waterfront, Thessaloniki, Greece (Credit: Thanasis P. on Pixabay)

Central Macedonia ( Region )

OVERVIEW Central Macedonia, a unique land with a long history, is the largest and second most populous region in Greece after Attica. Central Macedonia’s capital city Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city,  the largest port after Piraeus and the country’s second most important commercial and business hub. Other key cities include Serres, Katerini, Veroia, Giannitsa, Kilkis, Naousa,…

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Knossos, Heraklion, Crete Region, Greece (Credit: Torsten Ritschel on Pixabay)

Crete ( Region )

OVERVIEW It is impossible to sum up Crete, the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, briefly. Located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea, the island of Zeus and Zorba, is renowned for thousands of years of culture and history and wild natural beauty.…

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Eastern Macedonia & Thrace (Region)

OVERVIEW Located in most north-eastern portion of mainland Greece, the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace is a haven for history lovers. Komotoni, a settlement established in the second century which is full of history from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman eras, is the region’s capital. Some other popular cities of the region are Kavala, Drama,…

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Winter urban day landscape scene at Metsovo town, Epirus, Greece/ Photo 241504616 © Danflcreativo | Dreamstime.com

Epirus ( Region )

OVERVIEW Epirus, one of the most spectacular and exciting areas for nature lovers, is geographically located on the north-western side of Greece, between the untouched mountainous mass of Pindos and the Ionian Sea. The region’s natural landscape includes great virgin forests, gorgeous beaches, rivers, lakes and rock canyons. Vikos Canyon, the second deepest in the world, with…

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Zakynthos island at the Ionian sea in Greece/ Photo 25805278 | Corfu © Panagiotis Karapanagiotis | Dreamstime.com

Ionian Islands ( Region )

OVERVIEW Scattered off the west coast of Greece, the Ionian islands, are a fascinating mix of Greek mythology, medieval influence, and modern popularity. The group consists of over 20 islands in total (including uninhabited islets), with Corfu, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Lefkada, attracting the most visitors. Historically and culturally, the Ionian islands, have a strong connection…

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North Aegean ( Region )

OVERVIEW The North Aegean islands form the northernmost group of Greek islands. Rare natural beauty, picturesque harbours, crystal clear waters, abundance of traditional villages, and a relaxing atmosphere, make the North Aegean islands ideal holiday destinations. Explore the small volcanic island of Agios Efstratios surrounded by ruins of ancient towns; Lesvos, also known by the name of Mytilini famous…

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Lion Gate Mycenae Peloponnese Greece/ Photo 47567638 © Elgreko74 | Dreamstime.com

Peloponnese ( Region )

.OVERVIEW Attached to the rest of mainland Greece by a narrow isthmus, Peloponnese is a large unspoilt peninsula at the southern tip of the country. Geographically has the shape of a plane tree leaf and is a fascinating destination thanks to its rich history, natural beauty and vibrant cultural heritage. Historically known as Morea (or Morias)…

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South Aegean Region: Santorini island Greece/ Photo 43596184 © Bo Li | Dreamstime.com

South Aegean ( Region )

.OVERVIEW The South Aegean region is the biggest insular region in Europe, comprising a total of 79 islands, 52 of which are inhabited.  The region consist of two distinct island groups, the Cyclades-the most famous island group in the Aegean Sea- and the Dodecanese, the sunniest corner in Greece. The Cyclades- meaning “encircling islands”-consist of 39…

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