Post Tagged with: "Saronic Gulf"

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]