Aegean Sea, a large bay in the east of Mediterranean Sea, located in the northeastern Mediterranean, Greece and Turkey between the Greek peninsula and is located between the peninsula of Asia Minor. Aegean Sea is the world’s largest sea island, so the Aegean Sea is called “archipelago”. South to Mediterranean Sea, northeast through the Dardanelle, the Sea of ??Marmara, the Black Sea through the Bosporus Strait, south of Crete. Very tortuous Aegean coastline, harbors a number, a total size of about 2,500 islands. Aegean islands can be divided into seven islands: color Leisi Hai Islands, East Aegean Islands, north of Spur Lahti Islands, Cyclades Islands, Saronic Islands (also known as the Argo – Saronic Islands) , Dodecanese Islands and Crete. Many of the Aegean Sea islands or island chain is actually an extension of the land on the mountains. A chain of islands extends to Sergio Island. Another island by Aiwei E extends to Samos, as well as one from Crete to the Peloponnese by the Rhode Island, It is this island chain would be separated from the Aegean and the Mediterranean. Many islands have a good harbor, but in ancient times, sailing in the Aegean Sea is not very safe. Many islands are of volcanic, marble and iron ore. Crete is the largest of the sea, an island area of ??8,000 square kilometers. Something long and narrow, is a barrier to the southern Aegean. Crete island has large areas of fertile arable land, but other islands had been relatively poor. Most of the Aegean islands of Greece belong to the West A a small part belongs to the east coast of Turkey.
Climate Type: Mediterranean climate, mild and rainy winter, hot and dry summer, evaporation strong. Prevailing on north wind, but every year in September to next May gentle southwest wind blowing at times.
Geological features: many islands, spread all over. Winding coastline, there are numerous bays, harbors and sheltered Kaohsiung. Eurasian Plate and the African plate in the backlog of the collision zone, unstable region for the crust, volcanoes, earthquakes.
Important data: long 611 km and wide 299 km, an area of ??214,000 square kilometers, with an average depth of 570 meters, the deepest in eastern Crete, up to 3543 meters.
Resources: the lack of nutrients in the sea, and therefore, biological scarce. However, clear calm water, the temperature is high, consequent large number of fish swim to spawn from other regions. Most of the islands, rocky, very poor. General than the southern islands of the northern island of lush trees. Sasso Island near the oil reserves.
Strategic position: the Black Sea to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coastal states, the Indian Ocean must pass through the waters, in the shipping and strategically important position. Major coastal ports of Thessaloniki, Piraeus (Greece) and Izmir (Turkey).
Top of the world: the Aegean Sea is the world’s largest sea island, so the Aegean Sea named as “archipelago,” . Most of the Aegean islands, Greece belongs to the West Bank, a small part, of the east coast of Turkey. Largest island in the sea called Crete. Crete area of ??8000 square kilometers, something long and narrow, is a barrier to the southern Aegean.