Saronic Islands

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Satellite photo of the 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 lie off the northeast tip 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[edit]

Island Area (Km2) 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[edit]

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

Coordinates: 37°48′N 23°30′E / 37.8°N 23.5°E / 37.8; 23.5