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Dra is cosmopolitan and distant Kýthira is without doubt one of the applicants for the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of affection. Smaller islets, corresponding to Angístri, Moní, Trikéri and Spetsopoúla beg to be explored. The archipelago has a cultured believe in lots of of its cities, and but in contrast, small crusing caïques and mules shape the one technique of delivery on a few islands. Mandra Salamína city 6DODP¯QD 70 7 Angístri Égina Argos 7HPSOHRI Poseidon Náfplio pass lik Póros ó s Ástros okó Ermióni lp Ýdra os Ýdra city Kósta 6S«WVHV fort overlooking Kýthira city Leonídi attractions 1 2 three four Égina five 6 7 eight nine zero Póros Geráki Velopoúla Angístri 86 Salamína Moní Faneroménis, Salamína Daimoniá Neápoli Temple of Poseidon, Póros Spétses Elafónissos Akrotírio Maléas Ýdra Ýdra city Kýthira Kýthira Avlémonas Hora 25 one hundred forty Athens 0RQ¯)DQHURP«QLV Ar round the Greek Islands – The Argo-Saronic Islands Left Temple of Poseidon’s ruins Centre Cathedral, Égina city correct View of Égina from Póros Kapsali miles zero km 25 £ Salamína the most important of ! Égina well-known for being the place the world’s first ever cash have been minted in seven-hundred BC and residential to the remarkable Temple of Aphaia, Égina (see pp26–7) is a pinecovered island with picturesque bays and seashores. Égina city, its capital, hugs a traditional harbour and a number of ferries from Athens arrive right here day-by-day. The island has loved a full of life earlier and lots more and plenty prosperity as an important maritime buying and selling centre. this day, existence quietly revolves round the construction of pistachio nuts, thought of the easiest in Greece. d Map L1 @ Angístri With a undying allure and Faneroménis, $ Moní Salamína The 17th-century Moní Faneroménis is found at the north coast of Salamína instant the place a preserved 18thcentury icon, referred to as the Noefaneísis Panagía, used to be chanced on by means of saint Lauréntos. It depicts the final Judgement. The monastery used to be used through the warfare of Independence (1821–9) as a health center and shelter for girls, little ones and Greek freedom fighters. In 1944, it was once switched over right into a convent. this day, the monastery is a well-liked charm for viewers and the nuns host a competition each year on August 23 in honour of the Virgin Mary. d Salamína verdant panorama of pine bushes, Angístri lies a brief distance to the southwest of Égina and is a well-liked summer time hang-out of Athenian weekenders. Its major port is Skála, the place there are a handful of inns and eating places, and the island’s most sensible seashore, which runs alongside the coast from its church. some time past, the island has loved reflected glory and wealth from Égina, and excavations on the websites of Megarítissa, Apónissos and old Metochí have • Map D3 • 21046 81861 • Open published many beneficial 7am–12:30pm and 3:30pm– Shrine contrary Moní Faneroménis sundown day-by-day • Donation treasures. d Map J2 round the Greek Islands – The Argo-Saronic Islands Temple of Aphaia, Égina the Saronic Gulf islands and separated from mainland Greece by way of a 2-km- (1. 3-mile-) huge strait, crescent-shaped Salamína is most famed for being the positioning of the historical conflict of Salamis in 480 BC.

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