Greece (the modern name of the Hellenic Republic) is located literally at the crossroads of East and West, in south-eastern Europe (southern extremity of the Balkan Peninsula). Greece is washed by the waters of the Aegean, Ionian, Cretan and Libyan Seas. The area of Greece is 132 thousand km The most western point in the country is the island of Corfu, the most southern - the island of Crete, the most easterly - the small island Kastelorizon. Mainland Greece is surrounded by about 3,000 islands, 169 of which are inhabited.
The capital of the Hellenic republic - the city of Athens with a population of 4,500,000 people.