Agios Georgios (island)

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Agios Georgios
Native name: Άγιος Γεώργιος
Island of Agios Gewrgios Layrewtikhs.jpg
Agios Georgios
Geography
Coordinates 37°28′26″N 23°55′34″E / 37.47389°N 23.92611°E / 37.47389; 23.92611Coordinates: 37°28′26″N 23°55′34″E / 37.47389°N 23.92611°E / 37.47389; 23.92611
Archipelago Saronic Islands
Area 4.3 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Administration
Greece
Region Attica
Regional unit Islands
Demographics
Population 0 (2011)

Agios Georgios or San Giorgio (Greek: Άγιος Γεώργιος) is a Greek uninhabited island in the entry of Saronic Gulf. It’s the largest uninhabited island of the Saronic Islands with an area of 4.3 km2.[1] In antiquity the island was named Velvina (Belbina) and it is mentioned by Herodotus in a dialogue between Themistocles and his political opponent Timodemos from Afidnes.[2] The island belongs to Lavreotiki municipality. In recent years there have been plans about a construction of a wind power park on the island.[1]

Though some scholars have proposed that Agios Georgios should be identified as the ancient Psyttaleia which was involved in the Battle of Salamis, the consensus remains with the island that has long been known as Lipsokoutali, now renamed Psyttaleia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Το πρώτο αιολικό πάρκο σε βραχονησίδα". kathimerini.gr. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Timodèmos d'Aphidna". persee.fr. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Paul W. Wallace, "Psyttaleia and the Trophies of the Battle of Salamis", American Journal of Archaeology 73:3:293–303 (July 1969) JSTOR 503511 doi:10.2307/503511