Greek Submitted Place Names
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KALAMATA (Region) Greek
The modern name Kalamáta is a corruption of the older name Καλάμαι, Kalámai, "reeds". The phonetic similarity of Kalamáta with the phrase "kalá mátia" ("good eyes") has led to various folk etymologies.
KRÍTI (Island) Greek
Greece's largest island (Crete), is known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. This is the Greek form of Crete.
MONOIKOS (Settlement) Greek
This is the name of a 6th century BC Phocaean Greek colony, near what is now Monaco.... [more]
THESSALONIKI (Settlement) English, Greek
The city's name derives from the Greek words Θεσσαλός (Thessalós)
referring to the region of Thessaly and νῑ́κη (nī́kē)
"victory, success"; literally translating to "Thessalian victory"... [more]
ZAKYNTHOS (Island) Greek
Zakynthos is the third largest of the Ionian Islands. It is situated in the Ionian Sea and it is a Greek municipality.