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.
Athens, Saronic Gulf
- Golden Triangle Mystery
Our program includes:
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!
Perdika is a beautiful small fishing village, with traditional scenery, 9 km south of the town of Aegina. It was built on top of a hill, with fantastic views of the blue waters of the sea, and the small island Moni.
The Temple of Aphaia is located within a sanctuary complex dedicated to the goddess Aphaia on the island of Aigina. Formerly known as the Temple of Jupiter Panhellenius, the great Doric temple is now recognized as dedicated to the mother-goddess Aphaia.
Alimos Marina is one of the largest marinas in Greece with a 1000 permanent positions. The Marina is located South West of Athens 15 Km from the city center, 8 Km South of Piraeus port and 30 km from El. Venizelos International Airport. It is served by a dense transportation network of Trams, Buses and Taxis, with stations 500 meters from the Marina.
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!
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