16.000 years ago, when glaciers began to melt, Attica was separated from the Peloponnese and the Saronic Gulf was created. The legend wants its name to originate from Saronas, king of the Argolic Troizina who drowned in its waters. It became the most famous bay in Greece after the naval battle of Salamis in 480BC (2.500 yrs anniversary in 2020) and on its shores and islands important naval forces developed, and played an important role in the evolution of history.
Impressive, picturesque, traditional, romantic, quiet, protected, classy, historical… are some adjectives that may describe Hydra, the dry long island with a beautiful port town, 300 churches, 4 museums and 6 monasteries. Always inspires artists to paint and cinema stars to visit for peaceful holidays.
An island of unique morphology, mountainous terrain with pine trees, crystal water beaches, a picturesque capital -declared protected settlement- with neoclassical mansions, quiet and cosmopolitan, the historic landmark of the Russian Naval base, the sanctuary of Poseidon and a castle. That’s Poros.
The peninsula of Méthana, a wild beauty landscape was created after its volcano eruption 23 centuries ago. Inhabited since 1.500 BC, Methana is famous for its natural thermal spring and the -over 30- volcanic eruption centers that it contains!
Epidavros, the land of Asclepius, god of medicine. Unique sights to visit: The Small Theater of Epidaurus, the famous Ancient Theater of Epidaurus (a Unesco world heritage), the Asclepion site, byzantine churches.
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!
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.
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