geography of Greece facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Which part of Greece was never conquered by the Turks?Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, west of Greek Peninsula. It was long controlled by Venice, which repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire and unified with the modern Greece in 1864.Created by: Sumit Tamangislands of Greece facts » What is the second largest Greek island? (after Crete)Euboea, with 3670 km2 (1417 sq.m.) is more than twice as large as the third largest island, Lesbos. Euboea is separated from mainland by just 40 m wide Euripus Strait. A bridge over the strait was first constructed in the twenty-first year of the Peloponnesian War (410 BC).Created by: globalquiz.orgMediterranean Sea facts » Which Greek island is the largest?Crete is by far the largest of Greek Islands. With 8,336 km2, (3,219 sq. m.) it is more than twice as large as the second, Euboea. Created by: globalquiz.orgGreece facts » Where is the famous Shipwreck Bay?In Zakynthos. The beach is named after the shipwreck of MV Panagiotis, a smuggler's ship. It ran aground in 1980, probably while carrying contraband cigarettes and being chased by the Greek Navy. According to a popular story, locals raided the cargo, and for the following four years no 'official' tobacco products were bought on the island.Created by: globalquiz.orgMediterranean facts » Which country is named "Hellas" in its own language?Greece. Most European languages derive the name of Greece from the Latin name Graecia. The only exception in Europe is Norwegian, where the native name "Hellas" is used. However, many Eastern languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Hindi) derive the name of Greece from Ionia, the Greek region of Asia Minor.Created by: life-o-holiccountry names facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.