You can find on this page the old map of Greece to print and to download in PDF. The ancient Greece map presents the past and evolutions of the country Greece in Europe.

Ancient Greece map

Historical map of Greece

The ancient map of Greece shows evolutions of Greece. This historical map of Greece will allow you to travel in the past and in the history of Greece in Europe. The Greece ancient map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

There are no fixed or universally agreed dates for the beginning or the end of the Ancient/Classical Greek period as its mentioned in the ancient Greece map. In common usage it refers to all Greek history before the Roman Empire, but historians use the term more precisely. Some writers include the periods of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, while others argue that these civilizations were so different from later Greek cultures that they should be classed separately.

Traditionally, the Ancient Greek period was taken to begin with the date of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC as you can see in the Ancient Greece map, but most historians now extend the term back to about 1000 BC. The traditional date for the end of the Ancient Greek period is the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. The period that follows is classed as Hellenistic. Not everyone treats the Ancient and Hellenic periods as distinct, however, and some writers treat the Ancient Greek civilization as a continuum running until the advent of Christianity in the 3rd century AD.

Ancient Greece is considered by most historians to be the foundational culture of Western Civilization. Greek culture was a powerful influence in the Roman Empire, which carried a version of it to many parts of Europe (see the Ancient Greece map). Ancient Greek civilization has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, art and architecture of the modern world, particularly during the Renaissance in Western Europe and again during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th century Europe and the Americas.