|Native name: Δοκός|
|Area||13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)|
|Pop. density||1 /km2 (3 /sq mi)|
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.
It has since the ancient years considered to be a strategic location. On the east side lie the ruins of a great Byzantine - Venetian Castle. During the Middle Ages the island served as a refuge for Albanian settlers' animals.
Dokos, according to archaeological studies, has been inhabited since the era of copper, 6000 BC. In 1975 Peter Throckmorton discovered a wreck near Dokos that has been dated to about 2150 BC, and may be the oldest shipwreck known.
- 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.
- Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology (HIMA)
|This Attica location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|