Located in southern Europe, Greece forms an irregular-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean with two additional large peninsulas projecting from it: The Chalcidice and the Peloponnese. The Greek islands are generally subdivided into two groups, according to location:
The ionian islands west of the mainland, the Aegean and Saronic islands to the east and south. North-central Greece, Epirus, Macedonia and western Greece are all mountainous.
Below is a Google map of Greece on which we’ve highlighted the most well-known cities, towns, areas and Greek islands using the pointers – click on a pointer for an explanation and to be able to click through for more information about that place. Don’t forget to drag the map around and zoom in to see more details – and to use street-views too !!! Alternatively, take a look at our static Greece map.