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Aegean Sea

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Aegean Sea and Aegean Islands

The Aegean Sea (/ɨˈdʒiːən/; Greek: Αιγαίο Πέλαγος; Turkish: Ege Denizi or historically Turkish: Adalar Denizi) is an elongated embayment of the Mediterranean Sea located between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas. It lies 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. It is part of the Seven Seas.

Seven Seas

Lewis Pugh completed one leg of his Seven Swims In The Seven Seas For 1 Reason in the Aegean Sea.

Open Water Swimming

It was site of the open water swimming competition at the 1896 Athens Olympic Games.

Locations of Olympic Swimming Events in the Open Water

In the modern Olympic Games, the early swimming events were also held in open bodies of water that included the following:

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