Greece is a country of Southeastern Europe. It is located at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula or the Peninsula of Aimos. It borders north with the states Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and east with Turkey. It is surrounded on/to the east by the Aegean Sea where there are its numerous islands (Sporades, Cyclades, Dodecanisa) and on/to west of the Ionian Sea where Ionian islands are located. It has a great strategic and commercial position in the eastern Mediterranean basin and connects Europe with Asia (with Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Israel) and with Africa (with Egypt and Libya).