The Greek island of Hydra

28 April 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

© Herbert Ortner

© Herbert Ortner

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea (derived from the Greek word for “water”), which was a reference to the springs on the island. The municipality Hydra consists of the islands Hydra (area 50 km2), Dokos (pop. 13, area 12.5 km2) and a few uninhabited islets.   read more…

The port city of Nafplio on the Argolic Gulf

12 September 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

View from Palamidi Castle © Luu

View from Palamidi Castle © Luu

Nafplio (or Nafplion) is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf. The town was the first capital of modern Greece, from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. Nafplio is now the capital of the regional unit of Argolis.   read more…

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