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INFORMATION The history of Greece can be traced back to Stone Age hunters. Later came early farmers and the civilizations of the Minoan and Mycenaean kings. This was followed by a period of wars and invasions, known as the Dark Ages. In about 1100 BC, a people called the Dorians invaded from the north and spread down the west coast. In the period from 500-336 BC Greece was divided into small city states, each of whichThe Bronze Age was also characterized by the burial systems. They were simple pits or graves carved into rocks. These graves were either for one person or a complete family. These burial pits and the remains give us important information on the nutrition and diseases of those eras. Also they give us an insight on the people's minds on their beliefs on human behavior and after life. consisted of a city and its surrounding countryside.
CULTRAL Because of its culture, economy, membership in the European Union, Greece is also part of "Western Europe". The Minoan culture of Crete and the Cycladic culture of the Aegean islands were the first advanced cultures that settled in geographic Europe. Early Helladic civilization (Mycenaean) is widely considered to be the first advanced civilization of Europe since eventually developed into the Classical Greek culture. Classical Greek ideals were adopted by the Roman empire, thus becoming the foundation of what we recognize today as "Western Culture".
BORDERS Greece is located between several countries and seas: In the north it borders with Albania, FYROM, and Bulgaria In the east Greece borders with Turkey (and the Aegean sea) In the south and west Greece is surrounded by the Mediterranean sea (the Ionian sea is west, and the Libyan sea to the south)
COORDINATES Northernmost point: 41°44'53.74" N, 26°10'22.93" E Near Ormeni Southernmost point: 34°48'7.32"N, 24°7'23.31" E Gavdos Island Westernmost point: 39°51'7.1" N, 19°22'25.02" E Othonoi Island Easternmost point: 36°7'3.69" N, 29°38'34.96" E Strogyli Island Highest Peak of Greece: 40 °05'04'.45" N, 22 °20'19.13" E 2918.80m Mitikas peak of Mt. Olympus Deepest part of Greece: 35°07'34.33" N, 21°05'27.86" E 5267m Calypso Deep, in the Hellenic Trench, about 16Km south-west from Pylos.