Thracian Sea

The Thracian Sea (Greek: Θρακικό Πέλαγος, Thrakiko Pelagos; Turkish: Trakya Denizi) is a sea that is part of the Aegean Sea and forms the northernmost point of the sea. Regions surrounding the sea are Macedonia and Thrace as well as northwestern Turkey. The entire stretch of the sea lies north of the 40th parallel. The length from east to west is from 23°E to about 25.8°E or from the Strymonian Gulf east to the northernmost part of the Gallipoli peninsula and the width from north to south is about 40.25°N to 41°N or from the Dardanelles north to the boundary between the Xanthi and the Rhodope regional units. Islands includes Thasos and Samothrace in Greece and Gökçeada (Imvros in Greek) and Bozcaada (Tenedos in Greek) in Turkey. The bays and gulfs includes the Ierissian Gulf to the southwest, the Strymonian Gulf where the Strymon River empties, the Kavala Gulf and the Saros Gulf in Turkey. Rivers emptying into this portion of the gulf include the Nestos and the Evros/Meriç. The famous thermal springs are Loutra Eleftheron in Kavala.

Map of the Aegean Sea
Map of the Aegean Sea. Thracian Sea is shown in its top.


Coordinates: 40°22′N 25°10′E / 40.367°N 25.167°E

Gulf of Saros

Saros Bay or Gulf of Saros (Turkish: Saros Körfezi) is an inlet of the northern Aegean Sea located north of the Gallipoli Peninsula in northwestern Turkey. The Archipelago of Saros is in the gulf. It consists the three small islands - The Big island (Büyükada or Yunus adası), The Small island (Küçükada or Defne adası) and The Little island (Minikada or Böcek adası).The bay is 75 km (47 mi) long and 35 km (22 mi) wide. Far from industrialized areas and thanks to underwater currents, it is a popular summer recreation resort with sandy strands and crystal-clear sea. Scuba diving, windsurfing and fishing are the most practiced water sports here.

Settlements around the bay are: Gökçetepe, Mecidiye, Erikli, Danişment, Yayla, Karaincirli, Vakıf, Büyükevren, Sultaniçe, Gülçavuş and Enez, all in Edirne Province. The islands of Gökçeada (Imbros) lie outside Saros Bay and Samothrace in the Aegean Sea, Greece, is in short distance.

The North Anatolian Fault Zone, the most prominent active fault in Turkey and the source of numerous large earthquakes throughout the history, passes through the Gulf of İzmit and traverses the Marmara Sea reaching to the Saros Bay to the southeast.On the Southern shore of the Dardanelles, across from Gallipoli, was the place of legendary Troy.


Imbros or İmroz, officially changed to Gökçeada since 29 July 1970, (older name in Turkish: İmroz; Greek: Ίμβρος, romanized: Imvros; Ancient Greek: Ἴμβρος, romanized: Imbros) is the largest island of Turkey and the seat of Gökçeada District of Çanakkale Province. It is located in the Aegean Sea, at the entrance of Saros Bay and is also the westernmost point of Turkey (Cape İncirburnu). Imbros has an area of 279 km2 (108 sq mi) and contains some wooded areas.According to the 2016 census, the island-district of Gökçeada has a population of 8,776. The main industries of Imbros are fishing and tourism. Today the island is predominantly inhabited by settlers from the Turkish mainland that mostly arrived there after 1960, but from the indigenous population about 300 Greeks are still remaining, most of them elderly, but including some families with children. The island was primarily inhabited by ethnic Greeks from antiquity until approximately the 1960s, when many emigrated to Greece, western Europe, the United States and Australia, due to a campaign of state-sponsored discrimination. The Greek Imbriot diaspora is thought to number around 15,000.


Imeros is a small village in the northeastern part of Greece (Thrace). Imeros is located 1.5 km from the coastline of Thracian Sea. It belongs to the municipality of Maroneia-Sapes since 2011. Its population is 276 (2011 census). During the summer, it attracts many tourists visiting its beautiful crystal clear beach, which is 1.5 km from the center square of Imeros. The people of Imeros are refugees from Thrace and Asia Minor who originally settled in the area in 1922. The population exchanges between Greece and Turkey. One of the main features of the village is an organization named the Environmental Information/Educational Centre. The main jobs in Imeros are farming, fishing, and trading.

Irminger Sea

The Irminger Sea is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean.

It was named after Danish vice-admiral Carl Ludvig Christian Irminger (1802–1888), after whom also the Irminger Current was named.

Koro Sea

The Koro Sea or Sea of Koro is a sea in the Pacific Ocean between Viti Levu island, Fiji to the west and the Lau Islands to the east, surrounded by the islands of the Fijian archipelago.

It is named after Koro Island.


Lemnos (Greek: Λήμνος; Ancient Greek: Λῆμνος) is a Greek island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Lemnos regional unit, which is part of the North Aegean region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Myrina. At 477.583 square kilometres (184.396 sq mi), it is the 8th-largest island of Greece.

List of islands of Greece

Greece has a large number of islands, with estimates ranging from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000, depending on the minimum size to take into account. The number of inhabited islands is variously cited as between 166 and 227.The largest Greek island by area is Crete, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea. The second largest island is Euboea, which is separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide Euripus Strait, and is administered as part of the Central Greece region. After the third and fourth largest Greek Islands, Lesbos and Rhodes, the rest of the islands are two-thirds of the area of Rhodes, or smaller.

The Greek islands are traditionally grouped into the following clusters: the Argo-Saronic Islands in the Saronic gulf near Athens; the Cyclades, a large but dense collection occupying the central part of the Aegean Sea; the North Aegean islands, a loose grouping off the west coast of Turkey; the Dodecanese, another loose collection in the southeast between Crete and Turkey; the Sporades, a small tight group off the coast of Euboea; and the Ionian Islands, chiefly located to the west of the mainland in the Ionian Sea. Crete with its surrounding islets and Euboea are traditionally excluded from this grouping.

North Aegean islands

The North Aegean islands are a number of disconnected islands in the north Aegean Sea, also known as the Northeast Aegean islands, belonging to Greece and Turkey. The islands do not form a physical chain or group, but are frequently grouped together for tourist or administrative purposes. To the south are the Dodecanese islands; and to the west are the Cyclades and Sporades islands.

Within this group, the main islands in the northeastern Aegean Sea and along the Turkish coast are the Greek islands of Samos, Ikaria, Chios, Lesbos, Lemnos, Agios Efstratios, Psara, Fournoi Korseon, Oinousses and the Turkish islands of Imbros (Gökçeada), Tenedos (Bozcaada) and the Rabbit or Tavşan Islands. The main islands in the Thracian Sea in the far north are the Greek islands of Samothrace and Thasos.

Potos, Thasos

Potos (Greek: Ποτός) is a village on the island of Thasos in northern Greece. The village is located in the south of the island, on the coast of the Thracian Sea (the northernmost part of the Aegean Sea) with a population of 815 residents (as of 2011). The seaside village is a popular tourist resort in the July-August Summer season, where tourism provides a large proportion of the income, alongside fishing and marble exploitation.

Prince Gustav Adolf Sea

Prince Gustav Adolf Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean located in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada.


Samothrace (also Samothraki, Samothracia) (Ancient Greek: Σαμοθρᾴκη, Ionic Σαμοθρηΐκη; Greek: Σαμοθράκη, [samoˈθraci]) is a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea. It is a municipality within the Evros regional unit of Thrace. The island is 17 km (11 mi) long and is 178 km2 (69 sq mi) in size and has a population of 2,859 (2011 census). Its main industries are fishing and tourism. Resources on the island include granite and basalt. Samothrace is one of the most rugged Greek islands, with Mt. Saos and its tip Fengari rising to 1,611 m (5,285 ft).

Shantar Sea

The Shantar Sea (Russian: Шантарское море) is a small coastal sea in the northwestern Sea of Okhotsk.

It is bounded to the north by Bolshoy Shantar Island, to the east by Malyy Shantar Island, and to the south by Tugur Bay.

Singitic Gulf

The Singitic Gulf (Greek: Σιγγιτικός Κόλπος, romanized: Singitikos Kolpos) is a gulf of the Thracian Sea, part of the northern Aegean Sea, in Chalkidiki, Greece. The island of Ammouliani sits in the northeastern portion of the gulf along Mount Athos.


Strymon may refer to:

Strymon (river), a river in Bulgaria and Greece

Strymonian Gulf, a branch of the Thracian Sea

Strymon (theme), a Byzantine province

Strymon (butterfly), the genus of scrub hairstreaks, butterflies in the family Lycaenidae

Strymon (company), a California-based manufacturer of guitar effects pedals

Strymon (mythology), a god in Greek mythology

Strymonian Gulf

The Strymonian or Strymonic Gulf (Greek:Στρυμονικός Κόλπος, Strymonikos Kolpos), formerly known as the Gulf of Rendina, is a branch of the Thracian Sea—itself part of the Aegean Sea—lying east of the Chalcidice peninsula and south of the Serres regional unit. The official name is Orfano Gulf (Κόλπος Ορφανού).

The river Strymon empties into the gulf.

The largest towns of the Strymonic Gulf, with the administrative divisions:

Asprovalta, Stavros, Nea Vrasna (Thessaloniki regional unit, Central Macedonia);

Orfani (Kavala regional unit, East Macedonia and Thrace);

Olympiada, Stratoni (Chalkidiki regional unit, Central Macedonia);

Nea Kerdylia, Amfipoli (Serres regional unit, Central Macedonia).Three mountains are the natural border of the Gulf, to the north-east Pangaio, to the north Kerdylio and to the south Stratoni.


Thasos or Thassos (Greek: Θάσος, Thásos) is a Greek island, geographically part of the North Aegean Sea, but administratively part of the Kavala regional unit. It is the northernmost major Greek island, and 12th largest by area. Thasos is also the name of the largest town of the island (officially known as Limenas Thasou, "Port of Thasos"), situated at the northern side, opposite the mainland and about 10 kilometres (6 miles) from Keramoti. Thassos island is known from ancient times for its termae making it a climatic and balneoclimateric resort area.

Thasos's economy relies on timber (it is rich in forests), marble quarries, olive oil and honey. Tourism has also become important since the 1960s, although not to the level of other Greek islands.

Thracian (disambiguation)

Thracian may refer to:

In history:

Thracians, an ancient Indo-European people

List of Thracian tribes




Thracian language, an extinct language spoken by the Thracians

Thracian mythology, the mythology of the Thracians

Thracian horseman, an ancient cult

Thraex/Thracian, a type of Roman gladiatorPeople

Maximinus the Thracian, a Roman emperor

Leo I the Thracian, a Roman emperor

Dionysius the Thracian, an Ancient Greek grammarianIn geography:

Thracian Sea, a sea part of the Aegean Sea

Thracian Chersonese, the ancient name of the Gallipoli peninsula

Thracian Basin, a basin in Turkey

Thracian Plain, a plain in BulgariaIn arts:

The Thracian Wonder, a play

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari, an ancient tomb

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, an ancient tombOther uses:

Thracian Bulgarians, the ethnic Bulgarian people from Northern Thrace

Thracian Greeks, the ethnic Greek people from Western Thrace or the whole region of Thrace

Turks of Western Thrace, the ethnic Turkish people from Western Thrace

Tower of Apollonia

The Tower of Apollonia or Tower of Eleftheres (Greek: Πύργος Απολλωνίας or Πύργος Ελευθερών) stands on the coastal hill 27 kilometres (17 mi) east of the Strymon River estuary in the Thracian Sea. The small settlement of Pyrgos, some 700 m northeast of the tower, is named after it.

Visayan Sea

The Visayan Sea is a sea in the Philippines surrounded by the islands of the Visayas: Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas to the south. It is bounded by the islands Masbate to the north, Panay to the west, Leyte to the east, and Cebu & Negros to the south.

The sea is connected to the Sibuyan Sea to the northwest via the Jintotolo Channel, the Samar Sea to the northeast, the Panay Gulf (part of the Sulu Sea) to the southwest via the Guimaras Strait, and the Camotes Sea to the southeast.

The largest island within this sea is Bantayan Island of Cebu province.

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