The Aegean Sea is located between Greece and Turkey, a part of the Mediterranean Sea. It is full of small islands: the Thracian Sea group, the East Aegean group, the Northern Sporades, the Cyclades, the Saronic Islands, the Dodecanese and Crete. Most of the Islands and the coasts to the north and west belong to Greece. But the coast on the eastern side belongs to Anatolia.
The Turkish Aegean Region is the western part of the anatolian peninsula, located towards the Aegean Sea. It consists of eight provinces, Afyonkarahisar Province, Aydın Province, Denizli Province, Izmir Province, Kütahya Province, Manisa Province, Muğla Province, and Uşak Province. The climate is mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.
The geology is complicated, as the coast is formed by the orogen of the anatolian peninsula, the Taurus mountains.