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Agistri: The Greek Island Paradise Just a Stone’s Throw Away from Athens

Agistri is a green, lush island that includes many scenic and unspoiled charms despite its proximity to the Greek capital city of Athens.

The Forgotten Tragedy of 4,100 Italian Prisoners Who Drowned off Athens

This Sunday, Greece will honor the memory of the 4,100 Italian prisoners of war who perished in the Saronic Gulf in 1944 while aboard the Norwegian steamship "ORIA." This monumental human tragedy, which took place during the horrific years of World...

Jet Ski Athletes Offer Wild Spectacle in Greece's Saronic and Corinth Gulfs

The Hellenic Jet Sports Boating Association, in cooperation with the global association called ''Jet Raid,'' kicked off a completely new type of sporting competition last Sunday, June 2, in Greece. The competition, which will last until June 8, is dubbed...

Where History Meets Leisure on Aegina Island, Athens' Closest Escape

The island of Aegina, only seventeen miles from the Greek capital of Athens, is a gem of the Saronic Gulf which enchants visitors with its simplicity, history and beauty. It is definitely a place where history played its part in...

Greek Beaches Clear of 2017 Saronic Oil Spill, Tests Show

Tests have revealed that the waters of Greece's Saronic Gulf are free of pollutants following last year's Agia Zoni II oil spill, local authorities have said. In comments to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA) mayor of Saronikos, Giorgos Sofronis, said findings...

Exploring Greece's Saronic Islands: Salamina

Salamina (or Salami) is the largest island in the Saronic Gulf, the closest one to Athens, and is endowed with impressive natural beauty, a magnificent cultural legacy and unique examples of Byzantine architecture. More than a summer destination, Salamina offers activities...

Top Things to Do on Greece's Poros Island

Just a few hundred meters from the Peloponnese, two islands connected by a rather modern road give life to Poros. The southern island is called Spharia and is much smaller than the northern Kalaureia. Spharia, however, is the place...

Greek Municipality Releases Amazing 'Great Escape' Video

Saronikos, one of the most historic municipalities of Attica, has just released a new tourism video, promoting the area as the true Athens city escape. The Escape is the first promotional video created by the municipality of Saronikos, made to...

Sunken Tanker 'Agia Zoni II' Raised from Aegean Seabed (photos)

An operation to raise the sunken tanker "Agia Zoni II" - responsible for the oil spill that polluted large stretches of the coastline in the Saronic Gulf - was successfully concluded on Wednesday. The tanker will now be towed to...

Victims of Agia Zoni II Oil Spill Can Now Receive Compensation

Those who suffered losses due to the pollution caused by the sinking of the Agia Zoni II oil tanker off the coast of Salamis in the Saronic Gulf, can now receive compensation, a Kathimerini report says. Compensation to those affected...