There are many remnants of ancient Athens (Greece) preserved in the modern city, including the Acropolis. During the Classical Period, Athens was an important Mediterranean city-state whose enduring political and military dominance of the region was only ended following the Peloponnesian War of 431-404 BC.....
Forming the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece is made up of a series of mountains that run into the sea, extending into scattered islands through the Aegean Sea in the east. The texture of mountain and valley
makes the country appear marbled in tan and green in this true-color image.....
Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Greece. The 2,917-meter (9,570-foot)
summit is the tallest in a mountain chain that runs north into Bulgaria
and south into Turkey, via the Cyclades Islands. In this winter view,
Olympus is the only peak with a dusting of snow - perhaps the
reason its name in classical Greek means "the luminous one".
For centuries, mariners had to travel an extra 340 kilometers (185 nautical
miles) between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf. The reason for this extra distance was a thin strip of land only about 6 kilometers (4 miles) across. The Isthmus of Corinth connects.....