Administrative Unit of Crete

Administrative Unit of Crete

Introduction Crete became part of Greece in 1913. Prior to then, it was under Ottoman rule from 1669-1897; then it functioned as an autonomous state until its union with Greece in 1913. The region of Crete includes several islands: Crete, of course, but also...
Administrative Unit of South Aegean

Administrative Unit of South Aegean

Introduction Since antiquity, the South Aegean islands (Cyclades and Dodecanese) have played a crucial role in maritime history, travel and trade among the Mediterranean continents.  The region is the most popular tourist destination in Greece. Forty-eight of the...
Administrative Unit of Peloponnese

Administrative Unit of Peloponnese

Introduction The Peloponnese is home to the notable cities of Sparta, Corinth and Olympia. Settled in prehistoric times, this “island of Pelops” is connected to the mainland by the Isthmus of Corinth and the Rio-Antirrio bridge. Also known as the Morea during...
Administrative Unit of North Aegean

Administrative Unit of North Aegean

Introduction The North Aegean islands are situated in the northeastern Aegean Sea, close to the Asia Minor coast: Samos (Σάμος), Ikaria (Ικαρία), Chios (Χίος), Lesvos (Λέσβος), Lemnos (Λήμνος), Agios Efstratios (Άγιος Ευστράτιος), Psara (Ψαρά), Fournoi Korseon...
Administrative Unit of Ionian Islands

Administrative Unit of Ionian Islands

Introduction Situated along the west coast of Greece, the Ionian islands are comprised of seven large and many smaller ones:  Kerkyra/Corfu (Κέρκυρα); Paxos (Παξοί); Lefkada (Λευκάδα) or Lefkas; Ithaki (Ιθάκη) or Ithaca; Kefalonia (Κεφαλονιά) or Cefalonia,...
Administrative Unit of Epirus

Administrative Unit of Epirus

Introduction Epirus became part of Greece in 1913. It was under Ottoman rule from the 15th-early 19th century. After a period of semi-independence, Ottomans regained control in 1821. Epirus has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. Over the centuries, its borders...
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