Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, featuring thousands of islands. The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions, and has a population of approximately 10.4 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki and Patras.

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The Elgin Marbles may finally return to Greece, 200 years after being removed by British nobility

Paid to Fight, Even in Ancient Greece

Unearthing Everyday Life at an Ancient Site in Greece

Greece Battles Raging Wildfires on Lesbos Island – Residents and Tourists Evacuated

3-D Printing Might Recreate the Elgin Marbles of Greece

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Rusty saber, possibly wielded by medieval Turkish pirates, unearthed in Greece

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Byzantine warrior with gold-threaded jaw unearthed in Greece

Greece Fire: Large Swaths of Greece Consumed by Wildfire

Greece Wildfires: The Worst Ecological Disaster In Decades

Babylonians used Pythagorean theorem 1,000 years before it was 'invented' in ancient Greece

Greece’s Santorini volcano erupts more often when sea level drops

Up to +47 °C in Greece on Monday, challenging the European all-time highest temperature record, with the extreme heatwave intensifying as we head into early August