Post Tagged with: "Aegean Sea"

  • Spetses Island

    Greek Islands, Spetses August 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm 0 comments

    Spetses is an island and a municipality in the Islands peripheral unit, Attica, Greece. It is sometimes included as one of the Saronic Islands. Until 1948, it was part of the old prefecture of Argolidocorinthia, which is now split into Argolis and Corinthia. In ancient times, it was known as […]

     
  • Euboea Island

    Euboea, Greek Islands July 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

    Euboea is the second largest Greek island in area and population and the third in the eastern Mediterranean, is located close to the Prefecture of Attica. The narrow Euripus Strait separates it from Boeotia in mainland Greece. In general outline it is a long and narrow, seahorse-shaped island; it is about […]

     
  • Rineia Island

    Greek Islands, Rineia July 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

    Rineia or Rhenea is a Greek island in the Cyclades. It lies just west of the island of Delos and further southwest of the island of Mykonos, of which it and Delos are administratively a part. Its area is 14 km². It had a small population until the 1980s, but […]

     
  • Halki Island

    Greek Islands, Halki July 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

    Halki (alternatively Chalce or Chalki) is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km (4 mi) west of Rhodes. Its name originates from the copper [halkos in Greek] mines that used to exist on the island. Since 1983, it has been nominated […]

     
  • Oinousses Island

    Greek Islands, Oinousses July 27, 2011 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

    Oinousses, alternative forms: Aignoussa or Egnoussa is a barren cluster of 1 larger and 8 smaller islands some 2 km off the north-east coast of the Greek island of Chios and 8 km west of Turkey. Administratively the islands form a municipality within the Chios peripheral unit, which is part […]

     
  • Fournoi Islands

    Fournoi, Greek Islands July 27, 2011 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

    Fournoi (known also as Fourni Corseon) is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean, between Samos and Ikaria. It belongs to Samos prefecture. Fournoi is part of a group of three islands, the others being Thymaina and Agios Minas. The only town of Fournoi is Fournoi Korseon. The island has […]

     
  • Psara Island

    Greek Islands, Psara July 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

    Psara (formerly known as Psyra, or Psyriī) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Together with the small uninhabited island of Antipsara it forms the municipality of Psara. It is part of the Chios peripheral unit, which is part of the North Aegean Periphery. The only town of the […]

     
  • Salamis Island

    Greek Islands, Salamis July 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

    Salamis, is the largest Greek island in the Saronic Gulf, about 1 nautical mile (2 km) off-coast from Piraeus and about 16 km west of Athens. The chief city, Salamina (city), lies in the west-facing core of the crescent on Salamis Bay, which opens into the Saronic Gulf. The island’s […]

     
  • Hydra Island

    Greek Islands, Hydra July 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm 0 comments

    Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea, which was a reference to the springs on […]

     
  • Tilos Island

    Greek Islands, Tilos July 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Tílos is a small Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, and lies midway between Kos and Rhodes. It has a population of 533 inhabitants (2001 census). Along with the uninhabited offshore islets of Antitilos and Gaidaros, it forms […]