You can find on this page the Greece geographical map to print and to download in PDF. The Greece geographic map presents the topography, elevation, rivers, mountains, climate and physical features of Greece in Europe.
The Greece physical map shows landform and geography of Greece. This geographical map of Greece will allow you to discover physical features of Greece in Europe. The Greece physical map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Greece is located in Southern Europe, bordering the Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey as you can see in Greece physical map. The strategic location dominating the Aegean Sea and southern approach to Turkish Straits; a peninsular country, possessing an archipelago of about 3,000 physical islands. The Country can be divided in three main geographic areas. The mainland, the islands and the Aegean basin.
Mainland Greece forms the southernmost part of the Balkan peninsula as its shown in Greece physical map, in the north including parts of the historical regions of Macedonia and Thrace, further to the south narrowing into a "Greek peninsula" in its own right, including historical Epirus, Thessaly, Achaea, Boeotia and Attica, and concluding in the separate peninsula of Peloponnese, comprising the historical territories Sparta, Corinth and Argos, all surrounding the physical peninsula heartland of Arcadia.
Greece has the longest coastline in Europe and is the southernmost country in Europe as its mentioned in Greece physical map. The mainland has rugged mountains, forests, and lakes, but the country is well known for the thousands of physical islands dotting the blue Aegean Sea to the east, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Ionian Sea to the west.
Greece topographic map shows the physical features of Greece. This topographical map of Greece will allow you to discover landforms and geographical of Greece in Europe. The Greece topographic map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
About four-fifths of Greece is mountainous, including most of the islands as you can see in Greece topographic map. The most important range is the Pindus, which runs down the center of the peninsula from north to south at about 2,650 m (8,700 ft) in average elevation. Mt. Olympus (Ólimbos; 2,917 m/9,570 ft) is the highest topographic peak and was the legendary home of the ancient gods.
Greece is washed to the east by the Aegean Sea, to the west by the Ionian and the south by the Mediterranean Sea as its shown in Greece topographic map. Mountainous landscapes of Greece: Two-thirds of the topographic territory is covered with mountains. Western Greece contains a number of lakes and wetlands and is dominated by the Pindus mountain range. The highest mountain peak is at Mount Olympus, at an altitude of 2917m.
The special features of the geography of Greece have formed an equally special natural environment. Greece has a rich diversity in flora and fauna and many species as its mentioned in Greece topographic map are original in this country, which means that they are found only there in the world. These rare species are found in forests, lakes, rivers, underground caves and canyons. The topographic limestone and volcanoes of Greece have composited the Greek territory and allowed the formation of many caves and canyons.
The Greece elevation map shows the different altitudes of Greece. This altitude map of Greece will allow you to know where are the highest and lowest regions of Greece in Europe. The Greece elevation map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains or hills, making the country one of the most mountainous in Europe. Mount Olympus, the mythical abode of the Greek Gods, culminates at Mytikas peak 2,917 m (9,570 ft), the highest elevation in the country. Western Greece contains a number of lakes and wetlands and is dominated by the Pindus mountain range. The Pindus, a continuation of the Dinaric Alps, reaches a maximum elevation of 2,637 m (8,652 ft) at Mt. Smolikas (the second-highest in Greece as you can see in Greece elevation map) and historically has been a significant barrier to east-west travel.
Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος ; also transliterated as Ólympos, and on Greek maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain range in Greece, its highest peak Mýtikas rising to 2,919 metres high (9,577 elevation feet). It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence as its shown in Greece elevation map. It is located in the borders of Thessaly and Macedonia, about 100 km away from Thessaloniki, Greece second largest city.
Greece mean elevation as you can see in Greece elevation map is about 498 m. The lowest point is the mediterranean Sea 0 m. While its highest point is Mount Olympus 2,917. Mount Olympus actually has 52 peaks but its highest point, Mytikas (meaning "nose"), rises to 2,917 meters; in Greek mythology, Olympus Mytikas peak was the home of the Greek gods.
The rivers in Greece map shows the principal rivers with their names of Greece. The rivers map of Greece will allow you to find the main rivers which flow in and through Greece in Europe. The Greece rivers map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Greece contains 21 major rivers as its shown in Greece rivers map that spawn additional tributaries. Many of the rivers, which often originate in other countries, are shallow and turbulent, making them difficult or impossible to navigate by boat. However, the ecosystems established next to the rivers and their estuaries, as well as cultural events in the towns surrounding them, show these rivers are still an important part of the country geography. Greece has zero navigable rivers because of the mountainous terrain.
The Aliakmonas is the longest river in Greece rivers map that originates in Greece, rising from Mount Grammos and spanning 185 miles throughout the country. It spawns six tributaries and flows in a southeasterly fashion, eventually making its way into the Thermaikos Gulf. The second-longest river in Greece is the Acheloos River, sometimes spelled Achelous, running just over 136 miles. It is often referred to as Aspropotamos, which translates to “white river,” due to the pale white color it takes on as it crosses through the clay riverbeds in Pindus.
Located in Thessaly, the Pineiós takes its name from the god Peneus, though it was known during the 11th century as the Salambria River. The river originated in the Pindus Mountains and flows 127 miles before emptying into the Aegean Sea, where it creates a delta that is home a variety of animal species. The Maritsa River as you can see in Greece rivers map begins in Bulgaria, where it runs east and southeast for 170 miles. It then forms the Grecian border for 10 miles, then flows 115 miles through Greece, winding its way to the Aegean Sea. Greece has many other rivers within its boundries, including the Evros River, which originates in Bulgaria and runs approximately 128 miles in Greece.
The mountains in Greece map shows the principal mountains with their names in Greece. The mountains map of Greece will allow you to find the main mountains ranges and highest mountains of Greece in Europe. The Greece mountains map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
80% of Greece is mountainous, and the country is one of the most mountainous countries of Europe. The Pindus, a chain of mountains lies across the center of the country in a northwest-to-southeast direction, with a maximum elevation of 2 637 m. Extensions of the same mountain range stretch across the Peloponnese and underwater across the Aegean as its shown in Greece mountains map, forming many of the Aegean islands including Crete, and joining with the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey.
Mount Olympus is the highest point of Greece and the fourth highest in relative topographical prominence in Europe, rising to 2 919 m above sea level. The Rhodope Mountains form the border between Greece and Bulgaria as its mentioned in Greece mountains map; that area is covered with vast and thick forests.Plains also are found in Eastern Thessaly, in central Macedonia and in Thrace. Western Greece contains lakes and wetlands.
The major mountain range of Greece is Olympus, separating Thessaly from Macedonia. Its highest peak rises to 2,919 m above sea level, making it the highest of the entire Balkan peninsula, more than 500 m higher than Botev Peak, the highest peak of the Balkan Mountains proper as you can see in Greece mountains map. Crete is characterized by a mountain range crossing from west to east, formed by three different subranges: the White Mountains or Lefka Ori (2,452 m); the Idi Range (Psiloritis (35°11′N 24°49′E / 35.18°N 24.82°E) 2,456 m); the Dikti Mountains (2,148 m).
The Greece climate map shows average temperature and climate zones of Greece. This climate map of Greece will allow you to know weather, average precipitation, average sunshine and different climates of Greece in Europe. The Greece climate map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The climate in Greece is predominantly Mediterranean. However, due to the country unique geography, Greece has a remarkable range of micro-climates and local variations. To the west of the Pindus mountain range, the climate is generally wetter and has some maritime features as its mentioned in Greece climate map. The east of the Pindus mountain range is generally drier and windier in summer. The highest peak is Mount Olympus at 9,570 Feet tall.
The climate of Greece can be divided into the following categories as its shown in Greece climate map: dry Mediterranean where the climate occurs in the Aegean Islands, especially the Cyclades and the Dodecanese, southern and parts of central Evia, low-lying areas of Attica, the eastern and south Peloponnese, and the low-lying areas of Crete. During the summer, the weather is almost always sunny and dry, and any precipitation falls in the form of showers or thunderstorms from cumuliform clouds. Alpine Mediterranean is where the winter is harsh with abundant snowfalls, while the summers are cool with frequent thunderstorms. This climate is to be found on high mountains, like Pindus and Rhodope.
Average annual temperature in Greece ranges from +10°C (57°F) to +23°C as its mentioned in Greece climate map. However, since Greece is generally a mountainous country, real average temperatures vary considerably from region to region. Probably the most well known local winds in Greece are the etesians. With their name notating their annual fluctuation (έτος (étos) means year in Greek), these winds blow roughly from May to October, with their highest frequency being recorded in July and August.