Greece is referred to as a southern European country, because geographically she is part of this region.
Because of its culture, economy, membership in the European Union, Greece is also part of "Western Europe".
The Minoan culture of Crete and the Cycladic culture of the Aegean islands were the first advanced cultures that settled in geographic Europe.
Early Helladic civilization (Mycenaean) is widely considered to be the first advanced civilization of Europe since eventually developed into the Classical Greek culture.
Classical Greek ideals were adopted by the Roman empire, thus becoming the foundation of what we recognize today as "Western Culture".
Greece is located between several countries and seas:
In the north it borders with Albania, FYROM, and Bulgaria
In the east Greece borders with Turkey (and the Aegean sea)
In the south and west Greece is surrounded
by the Mediterranean sea
(the Ionian sea is west, and the Libyan sea to the south)
Northernmost point: 41°44'53.74" N, 26°10'22.93" E
Southernmost point: 34°48'7.32"N, 24°7'23.31" E
Westernmost point: 39°51'7.1" N, 19°22'25.02" E
Easternmost point: 36°7'3.69" N, 29°38'34.96" E
Highest Peak of Greece: 40 °05'04'.45" N,
Mitikas peak of Mt. Olympus
Deepest part of Greece: 35°07'34.33" N, 21°05'27.86" E
Calypso Deep, in the Hellenic Trench, about 16Km south-west from Pylos.
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