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The parliamentary republic of Greece in south-east Europe with its capital Athens covers 131,957 km². It borders Albania and North Macedonia to the north, Bulgaria to the north-east and Turkey to the east. The country is located on the eastern Mediterranean and is geographically made up of the Greek mainland (Central Greece or mainland Greece) at the southern end of the Balkans, the Peloponnese peninsula (separated from the mainland by the construction of the Corinth Canal) and numerous islands and island groups in the Aegean Sea.

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The mainland accounts for 106,915 km², 25,042 km² (just under 19%) are spread over 3,054 islands, of which only 87 are inhabited. The most important island groups in terms of viticulture are in the Aegean Sea (e.g. Crete, Lesbos, Limnos, Mykonos, Paros, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini and Thasos) and in the Ionian Sea (e.g. Kefallonia, Corfu, Lefkada, Kythera, Paxos and Zakynthos). Viticulture is practised on the mainland and on numerous islands. The two most important island groups are the Cyclades (Cyclades) in the southern Aegean and the Ionian Islands on the west coast of Greece. Most of the Greek wine-growing areas are located near the coast.

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