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Aegina was named after the daughter of the river God, Asopus. Aegina Town lies on the island?s west coast and is the capital and main port of the island.
The harbour front road is a speedway; it is lined with traditional caiques and lots of yachts in summer. Also, there are many cafes and restaurants ideal for relaxing on the waterfront and in the maze of the streets behind.
When you enter the harbour, the small, white church of Saint Nikolas welcomes you.
Your first impression is the modern type classical buildings, which are located along the sea front of the island.
Take a ride on the horses and the carriages, walk in the narrow, paved streets and see the traditional houses, the churches with the blue domes and the shops with folk art.
Don't miss seeing the fish-market, the traditional restaurants that serve snacks with ouzo (a Greek drink), also, the fishing boats, which are not only used for fishing but for selling groceries as well.
And finally don't forget to buy the famous peanuts of Aegina.
Near the port, on the left is an archaeological place called «Kolones» known for its one and only pillars (kolona in Greek), the only remaining thing from the temple of Apollo Delfiniou. The hill of Kolones was the Acropolis and the religious centre of the ancient city. Today on the hill of Kolona, there is the archaeological museum of Aegina, which many findings from the excavations are displayed there
The impressive Temple of Aphaia, a local deity of Pre- Hellenic times, is the major ancient site of the Saronic Gulf islands. It was built in 480BC, when Aegina was at its political height. Aphaia is 10 km east to Aegina Town. Buses to Agia Marina stop at the site or you can sail to Agia Marina and moor there.
The temple of Aphaia is built in the northern part of the island in a place covered with pine trees and with a view of the beautiful blue sea.It's in a very good condition. Twenty-four pillars of the temple remain, out of a total of 34.
It has been built in 480 b.c. just after the naval battle in Salamina.
Pafsanias gives us more information about Aphaia from some traditions in Crete.According to those, Vritomartis was born from Zeus and Karmi and because she liked hunting very much, Goddess Artemis was fond of her.
Minoas fell in love with Virtomartis and in order to get away from him, she fell into the sea where she got tangled up in some fishermen's nets and they took her with them on their ship.
But on the ship, a sailor fell in love with Vritomartis so she was forced to fall into the sea again in order to get away from him and she managed to swim to the island.
The girl headed towards the forest of the island and the sailors watched her from the ship as she was vanishing with some kind of holy intervention and that's why they named her Aphaia from the word ?afandos? which in Greek means that someone has vanished into thin air.
When the atmosphere is clear, you can see Poseidon's temple in Sounio and the Acropolis of Athens.
It is said that the 3 temples form a triangle (the holy triangle of ancient times).www.aegina.com.gr
Agistri along with Aegina and the neighboring islands consisted of the Kingdom of Aegina of the mythical King Aeakos. According to Homer, Agistri was called Kekrifalia, which means "adorned head" and appears as an ally of Aegina during the Trojan War.
Other historians who mention the island are Thucydides and Diodorus. Kadoudi, Megaritsa and Kodari are of archaeological interest. Throughout the whole of the island's west coast there are antiquities situated just below the sea surface.
There are various archaeological findings in Megalochori at the Cultural Center.These findings indicate that the island was first inhibited at least starting from the 5th century B.C. by Peloponnesians who came to the island.
In general, concerning the island's history not much has been recorded by historians.
At times, in its more recent history, roughly in the 14th century, Agistri received many settlers from the coasts of Peloponnese, situated right across it. Later on, Agistri became a part of the Ottoman Empire. At the end of the 17th century, the inhabitants left the island, due to frequent raiding by pirates.
In 1821 the island was yet again inhadited by a small number of people. In 1835 the Community of Agistri was formed by Royal Decree.
According to the inventory that took place at the time, there were 248 inhabitants. Until 1940 the island's inhabitants remained few.
After 1940, the number started increasing and today it has more than 1.000 inhaditants, which, during the summer reach up to 5.000.
Until 1960 the island became directly connected to Piraeus and in 1973 electricity was supplid to the island.
Agistri alone consists of the most important sight of the Saronic Gulf. Just 45 minutes off Piraeus and 10 minutes from Aegina is the small paradise of the Saronic sea, with its hospitable people and its emerald waters.
You must visit all of its beaches, and most definitely Chalikiada, Aponissos and Dragonera.
It is also worth visiting the various archaeological findings at the Cultural Center of Megalochori and the Churches.
Beaches: Skala, Megalochori, Skliri / Chalikiada, Dragonera, Mareza, Aponissoswww.agistri.com.gr
Poros Island is comprised of two islands, Kalavria and Sferia. They are connected by a narrow isthmus, cut by a canal for small boats and spanned by a road bridge. Kalavria(Kalavria means ?Gentle Breeze?) is quite larger than Sferia and is planted all over. Sferia is a volcanic rock.
Poros Town with its sunny, white houses and red-tiled roofs seems more like a lakeside resort in the mountains than an island port.It has several rewarding traditional tavernas where you can taste the home-produced wine.
Poros has many unexceptional beaches, but the ones that stand out from the rest are: "Kanali Beach", on Kalavria 1 km east of the bridge.It has very good fish taverns by the sea with a wonderful view to the open sea
"Neorion Beach", 3km west of the bridge, is one of the most beautiful beaches of Poros. Here there is a water ski school, water polo facilities and all the water sports .For the night there is Club 'Kalypso' next to the sea among the pine trees.
"Askeli", a quite big beautiful beach with a beach volley court, lies a few kilometers on the North East of the port. There are bars, shops and taverns. There are waters ports and interesting night life.
"Monastiri", on the eastern side, is a quiet beach with clear waters and picturesque taverns, the area is suitable for scuba diving.
The "Russian Dockyard", a beautiful and picturesque bay,
is announced as a historical monument due to its great architectural and historical interest. Opposite there is the little island of "Daskalio".
"Perlia" is a picturesque beach with fish taverns.
The "Lemon Forest" is a big area full of lemon trees with lots of waters and waters mills. The forest leads to Plaka and Alikes with sandy beaches facing "Bourtzi".
Poros played a significant role in 1821 Revolution. It was placed on the map
of history in 1828 where rival assemblies met to make important decisions,
which set the Constitution in a positive direction.www.poros.gr
Hydra, a cosmopolitan, glorious and magnificent island, combined with tranquility and relaxation, offers entertainment all day long and intensive night life.
The town which is the centre of the whole island is built amphitheatrically around the port which is filled with all the types of yachts like: sailing yachts, cruisers, caiques and traditional fishing-boats.
Hydra Town looks glamorous like an art-paint, with grey, white and blue colours above the blue of the sea. Right and left from the entrance of the port, there are the Parapets with the Canons, which protected the town.
Hydra offers to its quests the opportunity, inside from a variety of local customs and ctivities,
to entertain themselves and get in touch with the navy tradition.A big festival, called Miaoulia, takes place in Hydra the weekend closest to the 21st June, to honour Admiral Miaoulis, a most important man of the Greek Revolution in 1821.
A rare bonus in modern Greece is the absence, even from the town, of scooters and rapid motorbikes. The island has no motorized transport, except for sanitation and construction vehicles. Donkeys and Mules are the only means of transport.
On the Island you will enjoy romantic walks in the narrows, picturesque, paved alleys.
Generally, Hydra is famous for the calm life that offers to the visitors in the day,
but also for the intense, cosmopolitan night life. Hydra's waterfront fires up at night when daytime cafes become hot music bars.
Hydra has also dozen of classic Greek tavernas and restaurants.
Hydra, with its continuous offering to tourism and to the culture of our country,
remains the adornment of the Saronic Gulf and one of the most important resorts that Greece has to offer.
Hydra has got a lot of beaches with rocks or sand and pebbles.
You have got access to them on foot, with donkeys or sea transportation means. Common characteristic of these beaches are the crystal clear blue waters.
Close to the harbour is a beautiful rocky area with deep blue water, called "Spilia".
It attracts many tourists every year and it is an ideal place to enjoy the panoramic harbor view.It is also a place where you can have snacks and drinks, day and night.
Near Spilia is another beautiful beach for swimming in blue waters and nice music from the bar 20 hours a day, called "Hydronetta".
"Kamini",a small, natural, picturesque harbour full of fishing boats. Next to it, it is "Mikro (small) Kamini", a beautiful, small, pebbled beach, ideal for water sports and small children. In Kamini there are tavernas with local food and hospitality.
"Vliho", which it has a beautiful beach with cleanwaters and white houses up to the rocks. Bisti is the southeast cove of the island and it is surrounded from tall rocks.
It is an organized beach and the visitor can dive into the crystal-clear waters.
From the south-west of the island we reach the cove of Saint Nikolaos. There, one can find an organised pebble beach with clear and clean waters, ideal for underwater fishing.www.hydra.com.gr
Spetses, is located at the entrance of the Bay of Argos. It's a luxurious green island, known from the antiquity as Pittioussa ? the pine Clad.
Nowadays, it's characterized as the ?Saronic Gulf's Diamond?!
Spetses town rambles along a big slice of the northeast coast of the island and rises steeply from behind the main Dapia Harbour and waterfront area.
The Old Harbour, which is about a 1.5 km stroll from Dapia, is an engaging place to wander round. It is crammed with all types of vessels, from working fishing boats to minor-league private cruisers and yachts.
Spetses coastline is speckled with numerous coves with small, pine-shaded beaches.
The beach of Ligoneri, west of town, has the attraction of being easily accessible by boat. Agia Paraskevi and Agioi Anargyri, on the southwest coast, have good, although crowded, beaches; both have water sports of every description. Agia Marina, to the south of the old harbour, is a small resort with a beach that gets crowded.
The most Important Festival of religious and historical meaning is "Armata". Early in September with weekly events leading to their peak on the 8th, the locals together with the guests celebrate the anniversary of the Great Spetses naval battle, one of the most significant fights of the 1821 revolution, which took place on the 8th of September 1822, where the enemy fleet was defeated to retreat after losing their flag ship. Every year thousands of visitors on 8th of September re-live that courageous victory with a spectacular performance.www.spetses.gr
Perdika is a really relaxing fishing village about 9 km south of the Aegina Town, at the southern tip of the west coast.
There are lots of tavernas and cafes along the harbour ?front terrace with excellent Greek food and nice view.
Main characteristic of the settlement of Perdika is the small houses with their yards to connect with each other.
Perdika has got port for yachts to anchor and it concentrates many of them, because of its picturesque character.
The island of Moni is opposite of Perdika, 8 minutes by boat.
There are no inhabitants, but only deer, wild goats and peacocks that come close to you, in order to feed them.
The beaches have deep, clear waters, suitable for underwater fishing.www.aegina.com.gr
- MARINA ALIMOS
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.
For most part of the year the winds in the area have Northern direction with seasonally varied strength ranging normally up to 6 Beaufort maximum.
Alimos 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
The marina has around 1000 places for servicing cruise boats and yachts up to 40 meters long. The maximum depth of the Marina is 6.5 meters.
The services available in the Marina include:
* Entrance Lights for safe navigation
* Electricity supply
* Water supply
* Refueling services
* Able Car Parking in several places around the Marina
* 2 Restaurants-Bars
* VHF Communication (Channel 71)
* First Aid provisions
* Security and PIR automatic lights around the Marina.
Services available in the vicinity of the Marina include:
* Restaurants and Bars
* Rent a car
* Pharmacy, hairdressing, laundry, etc
The Marina is located close to Athens city center offering all the conveniences of the city. Howeve, 700 meters from the Marina there is also a large local market for shopping.www.alimos-marina.gr
IONIAN CHARTER MANAGING DIRECTOR: Mrs. Eleni Vrioni, ADDRESS: Thiras Str 28, GR-16561 Glyfada - Athens, Greece, TEL: (+30) 210 9617834 - (+30) 210 9646058 - (+30) 210 9618063
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