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Athens in Attica Basin and Nearby Mountains, Greece

37.9N 23.7E

February 26th, 2012 Category: Mountains

Greece - February 1st, 2012

Near the center of this wide-swath ASAR image is Athens, the capital and largest city of Greece. It appears as a white area near the coast. Athens sprawls across the central plain of Attica that is often referred to as the Athens or Attica Basin.

The basin is bounded by four large mountains: Mount Aegaleo to the west, Mount Parnitha to the north, Mount Penteli to the northeast and Mount Hymettus to the east. Beyond Mount Aegaleo lies the Thriasian plain, which forms an extension of the central plain to the west. The Saronic Gulf lies in the southwest. Mount Parnitha is the tallest of the four mountains (1,413 m (4,636 ft)).

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