25 Ancient Greek Cities that No Longer Exist or Are No Longer Greek

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By taking a look at the world map today you would never believe that Greece, which is nothing but a small country, currently known as a beautiful tourist destination in southern Europe, had once dominated and colonized most parts of the then-known world. For those who love history though, Greece is without a doubt one of the most significant and influential nations of all time with amazing contributions to human culture including philosophy, various sciences, architecture, the Olympic Games, and democracy just to name the most prominent few.

The culture and spirit of Greece had once conquered major parts of modern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa through the empires and colonies built by different Greek city-states notably Athens, Miletus, Ionia, Knossos, Corinth, and the kingdom of Macedon (not to be confused with the recently formed Slavic country in the Balkans). Here are 25 ancient Greek cities that occupied an astonishing 19 countries of the modern world.


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Akragas, Modern Italy
Nikaia, Modern France
Odessos, Modern Ukraine
Eucratideia, Modern Afghanistan
Dodona, Modern Greece
Naucratis, Modern Egypt
Kumai, Modern Italy
Istros, Modern Romania
Laodicea ad Libanum, Modern Syria
Smyrna, Modern Turkey
Heraclea Lyncestis, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Kepoi, Modern Russia
Heraclea Sintica, Modern Bulgaria
Cyrene, Modern-Day Libya
Aigosthena, Modern Greece
Myrmekion, Modern Russia/Ukraine
Heliopolis, Modern Lebanon
Bouthroton, Modern Albania
Hippos, Modern Israel
Alexandria on the Caucasus, Modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India
Sybaris, Modern Italy
Emporion, Modern Spain
Massalia, Modern France
Byzantion (Constantinople), Modern Turkey
Alexandria, Modern Egypt