Saronic Islands

The Saronic Islands or Argo-Saronic Islands is an archipelago in Greece , named after the Saronic Gulf in which they are located, just off the Greek mainland . [1] The main inhabited islands of this group are Salamis , Aegina , Agistri , and Poros . The islands of Hydra and Dokos , which are part of the Peloponnese (technically between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf ), are sometimes included as part of the Saronic Islands. [2]

Many mainland Greeks have vacation homes in the Saronic Islands, which are regularly served by ferries from Piraeus and the Peloponnese. [1] Salamis, the largest island of the group, is where the ancient Greek navy defeated the Persians in the Battle of Salamis .

Main islands

Island Area (Km 2 ) Population (2011)
Salamina
96
39.283
Aegina
83
13.056
Hydra
50
1,948
Poros
23
3,951
Spetses
22
3,934
Dokos
12.5
18
Agistri
13
1,142

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b James, By. “Islands on the hop – Travel Doctor special” . Metro.co.uk . Retrieved 2012-02-09 .
  2. Jump up^ “Hydra Dokos Island: Information about the island of Dokos in Hydra Greece, Saronic” . Greeka.com . Retrieved 2012-02-09 .

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