16 Facts About Aegean coast


Aegean coast Sea is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea between Europe and Asia.

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The Aegean coast Islands are located within the sea and some bound it on its southern periphery, including Crete and Rhodes.

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Euboea, the second-largest island in Greece, is located in the Aegean coast, despite being administered as part of Central Greece.

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The Aegean coast islands facilitated contact between the people of the area and between Europe and Asia.

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Rocks making up the floor of the Aegean coast are mainly limestone, though often greatly altered by volcanic activity that has convulsed the region in relatively recent geologic times.

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The Aegean coast dispute has had a large effect on Greek-Turkish relations since the 1970s.

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Aegean coast was the father of Theseus, the mythical king and founder-hero of Athens.

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The Aegean coast Islands are found within its waters, with the following islands delimiting the sea on the south, generally from west to east: Kythera, Antikythera, Crete, Kasos, Karpathos and Rhodes.

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Several seas are contained within the Aegean coast Sea; the Thracian Sea is a section of the Aegean coast located to the north, the Icarian Sea to the east, the Myrtoan Sea to the west, while the Sea of Crete is the southern section.

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Aegean coast sea is connected to the Sea of Marmara by the Dardanelles, known from Classical Antiquity as the Hellespont.

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Physical oceanography of the Aegean coast Sea is controlled mainly by the regional climate, the fresh water discharge from major rivers draining southeastern Europe, and the seasonal variations in the Black Sea surface water outflow through the Dardanelles Strait.

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Subsequent Bronze Age civilizations of Greece and the Aegean coast Sea have given rise to the general term Aegean coast civilization.

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Minoan civilization was a Bronze Age civilization on the island of Crete and other Aegean coast islands, flourishing from around 3000 to 1450 BC before a period of decline, finally ending at around 1100 BC.

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The Ottoman Empire then gained control of all the Aegean coast with the exception of Crete, which was a Venetian colony until 1669.

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Between the two countries, there are political disputes over several aspects of political control over the Aegean coast space, including the size of territorial waters, air control and the delimitation of economic rights to the continental shelf.

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Tourism to the Aegean coast islands contributes a significant portion of tourism in Greece, especially since the second half of the 20th century.

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