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Best places to visit in Greece

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The southernmost point of the Balkan peninsula, Greece consists of a mountainous mainland and over 1400 islands, the largest of which is Crete. t is bordered by Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria to the north, and by Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west.

Athens, the largest and the capital city of Greece, is located in the Attica periphery. It is one one of the oldest cities in the world with a recorded history of at least 3,000 years. Athens is not only the historical hotspot, its metropolitan area is the center of economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. It is also quickly becoming a leading business center in the European Union.

Thessaloniki is Greece's second-largest city and the capital of the Greek region of Macedonia and the periphery of Central Macedonia. The city has two state universities that host the largest student population in Greece. Culturally vibrant, the city has a large number of monuments of Byzantine architecture as well as for some main Ottoman, and Jewish structures. It is also known for the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, arguably the most improtant cultural event in South Eastern Europe.

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