Greece Pictures of Athens
Greece is a country in south-eastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan peninsula. Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena.
Greece consists of a mountainous and craggy mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans; though small, it has the 9th longest coastline in the world. The Peloponnesus peninsula (separated from the mainland by the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth); and numerous islands (around 3,000), including Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Euboea, the Dodecanese and the Cycladic groups of the Aegean Sea as well as the Ionian Sea islands.
The mythical Mount Olympus is the tallest mountain in the country, located in the northern Pieria prefecture, near Thessaloniki. Mytikas in Olympus range has a height of 2,919 metres (9,570 ft) at its tallest peak
Under the last beams of a setting sun, the Parthenon looks just incredible, a monument 25 centuries old, the Ideal of Beauty, the peak of the esthetical achievements of a great civilization. The Parthenon was a temple of Athena, built in the 5th century BC on the Acropolis of Athens. It is the best-known remaining building of Ancient Greece, and has been praised as the finest achievement of Greek architecture. Its decorative sculpture is considered one of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy, and it is regarded as one of the world's greatest cultural monuments.
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