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Water Currents Around Cyclades Island Group, Aegean Sea – August 22nd, 2009

37.0N 25.5E

August 22nd, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Greece - July 27th, 2009

Greece - July 27th, 2009

Sun glint off the waters of the Aegean Sea highlights the movement of currents around the Greek islands. Mainland Turkey is visible to the right, and upon opening the full image, mainland Greece and the city of Athens are visible to the left.

Most of the islands seen here are part of the Cyclades island group, south-east of the mainland of Greece. They are one of the island groups which constitute the Aegean archipelago. The name refers to the islands around the sacred island of Delos.

The Cyclades comprise about 220 islands that are peaks of a submerged mountainous terrain, with the exception of two volcanic islands, Milos and Santorini (Thera). The climate is generally dry and mild, but with the exception of Naxos the soil is not very fertile.

Greece and the Cyclades Island Group

April 28th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Greece - April 10th, 2009

Greece - April 10th, 2009

Close-up of islands

Close-up of islands

The country of Greece consists of a large mainland area, on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula, as well as numerous islands in the Aegean Sea (east and south of the mainland) and the Ionian Sea (west). Of this vast number of islands, 1,400, 227 are inhabted.

The close-up focuses on the Cyclades, a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece. They are one of the island groups which constitute the Aegean archipelago.

The Cyclades comprise about 220 islands, the major ones being Amorgos, Anafi, Ándros, Antiparos, Delos, Eschati, Ios, Kéa, Kimolos, Kythnos, Mílos, Mykonos, Náxos, Páros, Folegandros, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Síros, Tínos, and Santorini. Most of the smaller islands are uninhabited.

The islands are peaks of a submerged mountainous terrain, with the exception of two volcanic islands, Milos and Santorini (Thera).

The climate is generally dry and mild, but with the exception of Naxos the soil is not very fertile: agricultural produce includes wine, fruit, wheat, olive oil, and tobacco. Cooler temperatures are in higher elevations and mainly do not receive wintry weather.

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