Aegean Sea

The Aegean Sea (/ɨˈdʒiːən/; Greek: Αιγαίο Πέλαγος, Aigaio Pelagos ; Turkish: Ege Denizi or historically Turkish: Adalar Denizi) is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas, i.e., between the mainlands of Greece and Turkey. In the north, it is connected to the Marmara Sea and Black Sea by the Dardanelles and Bosporus. The Aegean Islands are within the sea and some bound it on its southern periphery, including Crete and Rhodes. The Aegean Region consists of nine provinces in southwestern Turkey, in part bordering on the Aegean sea.

The sea was traditionally known as Archipelago (in Greek, Αρχιπέλαγος, meaning "chief sea"), but in English this word's meaning has changed to refer to the Aegean Islands and, generally, to any island group.

Read more about Aegean Sea:  Geography, Etymology, History, Economics and Politics

Other articles related to "aegean sea, aegean, sea":

SM UB-14 - Aegean Sea
... Shortly after departing Bodrum, UB-14 had just cleared the Greek island of Kos and was off the nearby island of Kandeloussa when von Heimburg sighted several potential victims ... The first ship seen was the British hospital ship Soudan, headed to Alexandria from the Dardanelles ...
Antipsara
... Αντίψαρα) is a small, Greek island in the Aegean Sea ... Articles on the Aegean Sea General Countries Greece Turkey Other Aegean civilization Aegean Islands Aegean dispute Aegean islands Cyclades Amorgos Anafi ...
Aegean Sea - Economics and Politics
... Many of the islands in the Aegean have safe harbours and bays ... In ancient times, navigation through the sea was easier than travelling across the rough terrain of the Greek mainland (and to some extent the coastal areas of Anatolia) ... Of the main islands in the Aegean Sea, two belong to Turkey – Bozcaada (Tenedos) and Gökçeada (Imbros) the rest belong to Greece ...
Parallel 36°30′ North - Around The World
... through Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes 36°30′N 0°0′E / 36.500°N 0.000°E / 36.500 0.000 (Prime Meridian) Mediterranean Sea 36°30′N 1°8′E / 36.500°N 1.13 ...
Bulgaria–United States Relations - The Interwar Period (1919-1941) - The Peace Conference and The Treaty of Versailles
... London (3) that the south border of Bulgaria should be the coast of the Aegean Sea from Enos to the Gulf of Orfano, and should leave the mouth of the Struma ... but given to Romania in 1913, and lands in Eastern Thrace along the Aegean Sea ... Greece formerly Bulgarian territories along the Aegean Sea in Thrace, with the promise that Bulgaria would have free access to the Aegean through Salonika, and through the Turkish Straits, which were to be ...

Famous quotes containing the word sea:

    Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The LORD drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left.
    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 14:21,22.