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The Hellenides constitute an integral part of the Alpine orogenic system in southeast Europe. Despite the recognition of several subparallel zones, which are interpreted as terranes separated by ophiolitic sutures (e.g., Pindos and Vardar sutures), the classical view of an orogen with a foreland fold-and-thrust belt, a central crystalline zone, and a rather undeformed hinterland is still under discussion. This paper concentrates on basement terranes of exotic provenance in two of the internal zones of the Hellenides that support the interpretation of the Hellenides as an accretionary orogen formed by amalgamation of crustal segments during the subduction of Tethyan oceanic...

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