Dokos

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Dokos (Greek: Δοκός) is a small Greek island of the Argo-Saronic Gulf, adjacent to Hydra, and separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait called on some maps "the Hydra Gulf." It is part of the municipality of Ýdra (Hydra) in Islands regional unit and reported a population of 18 persons at the 2011 census. The island is populated only by some Orthodox monks and perennial sheep herders. The island is rocky reaching a height of 308 metres.

Archaeology[edit]

It has since the ancient years considered to be a strategic location. On the east side you can find the ruins of a great Byzantine - Venetian Castle. During the Middle Ages the island served as a refuge for Albanian settlers' animals.[1]

Dokos, according to archaeological studies, was found to be inhabited since the era of copper, 6000 BC.[citation needed] In 1975 Peter Throckmorton discovered in Dokos a wreck that is considered to be the oldest wreck of the planet.[citation needed] It is dated between 2500 and 2000 BC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sutton, Susan Buck; Adams, Keith W.; Project, Argolid Exploration (2000). Contingent countryside: settlement, economy, and land use in the southern Argolid since 1700. Stanford University Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0-8047-3315-1. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 

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Coordinates: 37°19′59.21″N 23°19′16.82″E / 37.3331139°N 23.3213389°E / 37.3331139; 23.3213389