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Pindus Mountains and Cities of Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

40.6N 22.9E

August 18th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Greece - July 30th, 2010

Greece consists of a mountainous, peninsular mainland jutting out into the sea at the southern end of the Balkans, the Peloponnesus peninsula (separated from the mainland by the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth), and numerous islands.

Eighty percent of Greece is covered by mountains or hills, making the country one of the most mountainous in Europe. Here, white clouds dot the skies over some of the mountain peaks, particularly over the Pindus mountain range to the west.

Coastal areas, however, are cloud-free. Several important cities can be seen as grey areas along the shoreline, including Athens (lower right quadrant) and Thessaloniki (upper right quadrant).

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