According to the theory of the geodetic triangulation of the ancient Greek world, the location of temples and sanctuaries was not accidental, but created conceivable geometric formations. Various sites of ancient temples form equilateral and isosceles triangles such as the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio with the Temple of Aphaia Athena in Aegina and the Temple of Hephaestus in Thissio, next to Acropolis of Athens, which form an isosceles triangle. Or, another triangle with the temple of Apollo in Delphi and again Aphaia in Aegina and Acropolis.
What is the purpose of this symmetry, what theories are reflected related to the motions of the various celestial bodies? All these interesting topics will give us food for a different and exciting journey of acquaintance with the three sanctuaries.
Attica, Athens, Saronic Gulf
- Golden Triangle Mystery
1. Acropolis of Athens
Universal symbol of the Classical spirit and civilization, dominates the city center since 5th cent.BC, the Golden Age of Athens. Guided tour of the unique UNESCO Monument.
2. Alimos Marina • Yacht boarding
On board our yacht and sailing!
Above the sea on the highest point of cape Sounio stands the impressive Doric temple of Poseidon, Olympian god of the oceans, wild seas and earthquakes. ‘It looks like an open hand reaching out to welcome the arriving seamen’ as historian Ailios –of Greco Roman era- correctly put it!
4. Aegina, Aphaia
The Doric temple of Aphaia stands on a hill amidst pine trees, a hiking 3km distance from the village-port of Aghia Marina. Aphaia is a sacred place since at least the Late Bronze Age (14thcent.BC) and her name and cult is associated with the ancient goddess of fertility, nymph Vritomartis of Crete, identified as Athena or Artemis for Athenians.
5. Aegina, Perdika
A small fishing village at the south part of the island, our stop for fresh fish meal, ideal for snorkeling and swimming.
6. Aegina port
A stroll in the first capital of modern Greece, 1827 – 1829, to the archaeological site of Kolona and a hike to Paleochora, the medieval capital of the island where the legend says that 365 churches existed, one for every day of the year. Today 33 churches remain and can be visited. Don’t miss to taste the world famous Aegina Pistachios!
• Sailing back to Alimos
• We take a refreshing swim in the turquoise waters of Metopi islet, inhabited 2500 years ago, before returning to Alimos.
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