Post Tagged with: "Aegean Sea"

  • Aegina Island

    Aegina, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm 0 comments

    Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 17 miles (27 km) from Athens. Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aeacus, who was born in and ruled the island. During ancient times, Aegina was a rival to Athens, the great sea power […]

  • Agistri Island

    Agistri, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm 0 comments

    Angistri, also Agistri or Agkistri (“fishing hook”) is a very small island and municipality in the Saronic Gulf in the Islands peripheral unit, Greece. Only 19 nautical miles away from Piraeus, Agkistri is an easily accessible Argosaronic Gulf paradise. Azure waters, pine trees and lush vegetation (where many bird species […]

  • Agathonisi Island

    Agathonisi, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm 0 comments

    Agathonísi is a small Greek island and municipality located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese in Greece. It is surrounded by many smaller islands and is home to two villages, both inland; Megálo Chorió (“Big Village”), and Mikró Chorió (“Small Village”). The island’s only port is the settlement of […]

  • Arkoi Island

    Arkoi, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

    Arki is a small Greek island which is part of the Dodecanese archipelago. It is situated in the eastern Aegean Sea, close to the Turkish Aegean Coast. The island belongs to the municipality of Patmos, and has a population of 54 inhabitants at the 2001 census. Due to the small […]

  • Amorgos Island

    Amorgos, Greek Islands, Travel Greece July 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm 0 comments

    Amorgos is the easternmost island of the Greek Cyclades island group, and the nearest island to the neighboring Dodecanese island group. Along with several neighboring islets, the largest of which is Nikouria Island, it comprises the municipality of Amorgos, which has a land area of 126.346 km², and a population […]

  • Anafi Island

    Anafi, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:20 pm 0 comments

    Anafi is a Greek island community in the Cyclades. In 2001, it had a population of 273 inhabitants. Its land area is 40.370 km². It lies east of the island of Thíra (Santorini). Anafi is part of the Santorini peripheral unit. Anafi is very much an island for walking. Through […]

  • Delos Island

    Delos, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

    The island of Delos, isolated in the centre of the roughly circular ring of islands called the Cyclades, near Mykonos, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. The excavations in the island are among the most extensive in the Mediterranean; ongoing work takes place […]

  • Kasos Island

    Greek Islands, Kasos July 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

    Kasos is a Greek island municipality in the Dodecanese. It is the southernmost island in the Aegean Sea, and is part of the Karpathos peripheral unit. As of 2001, its population was 990. It can be reached by ferry via Piraeus, Crete (Siteia, Aghios Nikolaos), Rhodes, Halki and Karpathos islands […]

  • Poros Island

    Greek Islands, Poros July 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm 0 comments

    Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 58 km (31 nautical miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Its surface […]

  • Skyros Island

    Greek Islands, Skyros July 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

    Skyros is the southernmost island of the Sporades, a Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Around the 2nd millennium BC and slightly later, the island was known as The Island of the Magnetes where the Magnetes used to live and later Pelasgia and Dolopia and later Skyros. At 209 km² […]