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  Agistri's capital was used in ancient times as a base of naval operations and as point of rearmament.
   Crystal-clear blue waters in natural coves create sandy areas for swimming. Scenic tiled lanes, traditional cafes (kafeneia), decrepit figures dressed in the local-style attire, and the windmill, all contribute to the lively history of the island.
   Stone-built houses, fresh-painted white walls, clay-tiled roofs, outdoor house oves, orderly clean yards meet the modern-built hotel units. Cafe-Bars, Ouzo-snack-cafes, Restaurants and Night Clubs are ready to serve any one of you that will visit our island.
  Further away and on top of a hill deep in the pine-tree forest is the little church of "Agion Panton" (All Saints), it stands there through the passing of time and calls the visitor to gain the knowledge of the island's roots, and that's how he discover "Kandouki", the old village, that is, whatever remains from some much older settlement.
  Leaving Megalochori heading west you find yourself in a magical place that combines in absolute harmony the green of the pine-tree and the deep blue of the sea.
  The trees that, with the passing of time, bend curving into the sea and almost embrace the waters and the boats at the old shipyard bear witness for the hundreds of years that they are there.
  The recently asphalt paved road leads us further west of the island at a place that the signs say that is called 'Dragonera'. Besides the single little restaurant there everything else has remained untouched.
   Crystal clear waters, natural beaches, pine trees that reach the shores, quietness and stillness are just part of the riches that nature offers with generosity there. And the road continues south uphill, then downhill, and we reach a glade, an oasis full of history for the old-timers but a magical place for the visitor. It is 'Polemi' with the old church of St. Barbara with the fortune to be consecrated by St. Nektarios.
This text is cited February 2005 from the Yialos Studios & Tavern URL below, which contains images.

Skala, with its long beaches, is a village clearly touristic, that provides for a comfortable and hospitable visit at its first-rate hotels, rooms and studios, while delectable traditional snacks and foods for all tastes will please and satisfy the most demanding visitor. Music variety for all the hours at Clubs and Cafe-bars make complete the island's touristic structure. On the left side of Skala is Skliri, a new-built touristic area with modern hotels and restaurants. Further to the left of Agistri and after a dreamlike path through the pine trees, a natural pebbled cove with crystal clear water is expecting you, the magical Chalikiada.
This text is cited February 2005 from the Yialos Studios & Tavern URL below, which contains image.

By following the road west of Limenaria we reach an exotic location where the pine-trees embrace the most beautiful beach. Aponissos with its unique combination of colors offers a great opportunity for relaxation. The small taverna that it's there offers delicious seafood next to the sea waves.

Galatas Community

  Opposite the island of Poros, on the coast of Peloponnese lies the settlement of Galatas. Transportation with the island of Poros is frequent with little boats during the day and the night. On the southwest of Galatas, there is a big area with lemon trees, the famous Lemonodassos (lemon tree forest in greek) with springs and watermills that ends at the beach. From the top of the hill there is a panoramic view.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Galata & Poros Rented Apts & Rooms Association tourist pamphlet.

  To the west of Galatas, in a seventeen km. distance, lies the traditional village of Kalloni (the name means Beauty), amongst the fruit groves and close to a sandy beach with a few fish tavernas offering fresh fish. From here one can visit the ancient theatre of Epidaurus (50 km. away), the ruins of the ancient city of Trizina and the Devil’s Gorge, a small gorge with springs and lush vegetation.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Galata & Poros Rented Apts & Rooms Association tourist pamphlet.

  Kythera lies 14 nautical miles off Kavo Maleas on the southernmost tip of the Peloponnese. This island was once called by foreign seamen, Cerigo. In antiquity it was known as Porphyroussa because of the porphyry producing sea shells found along the shore. Ships put in at Agia Pelagia in the vicinity of beautiful stretch of coastline and bathing beach. The capital, Kythera, lies in the south (30 kms) and is easily accessible along the main roadway and is crowned with a Venetian castle. It is a neat and compact little hamlet, much like those on the rest of the Ionian Islands. Kapsali is the chief harbour. The museum, which contains finds from all parts of Kythera, is housed in the castle.
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Greek National Tourism Organization tourist pamphlet (1980).

After Polemi going downhill Limenaria is revealed. Tall cypress trees, olive trees, watermelon fields, stone-built houses, the old school, the large church of St. Kiriaki and the picturesque small port of Mariza are just a small illustration of enchanting beauty and captivating charm that this place has to present. At the scenic taverna of the village you can enjoy delightful greek cuisine as well as the traditional dish of braised rooster.

METHANA (Municipality) GREECE
  Methana is a beautiful and picturesque peninsula situated on the eastern board of Peloponnese peninsula, southwest of Piraeus, between the cluster of Argosaronikos Islands, with its renowned mineral-water spa. Methana has an outstanding mild climate that permits the visitor to vacation there both in the summer and winter. Numerous hotels, pensions, boarding rooms, restaurants, traditional taverns offering reasonable prices and friendly service. The visitor can swim in the crystal clear waters at Nissaki, Limniona, Aghios Nikolas, Vathy and Aghios Georgios. There is also a well functioning marina for short-term and long-term docking. Methana is approximately 2 hours by ferry-boat from Piraeus and only 55 minutes by "Flying Dolphins". It is also accessible by land (180 km form Athens).
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Municipality of Methana tourist pamphlet.

Between Megalochori (Milos) and Skala, on top of a slope, is the coolest place of the island that predominantly oversees the happenings. It is Metochi.
The view is really worth the walk up to the Virgin Mary's little church is a walk that will compensate the effort of anyone that will try it!...
And the family-owned taverna "Parnassos", surrounded by pine trees, is for those that wish to try the genuinely 'Agistrian' snacks and foods.

Monastery of Agii Pantes at Spetses

Tel: +30 22980 72300, 72192

Monastery of the Virgin at Faneromeni Salamina

Tel: +30 210 4681861
  The monastery was rebuilt in the 17th century by Lampros Kanelos (Saint Laurentios), on the spot were he found the Ikon of The Virgin Mary . And he named the Church Faneromeni meaning (Reveled). During the revolution of 1821 women and children found refuge in the monastery and it was used to hospitalize injured officers of the Greek army.
  The illustrations of the magnificent Fresco were finished by George Markos in 1735. When prior was the son of Saint Laurentios , Ioakeim. The Monestary was transformed to a Convent in 1944. The first Mother Superior was Christonymphi Tsigeli.
  The convent as it is today. It is located on the eastern part of the island and it is surrounded by thousands of pine trees and olive trees near a splendid coast. We celebrate the Convent every year on the 23rd of August and the festivities most times last more than three days. People come to Faneromeni to worship The Virgin Mary from all parts of the world .

NEORIO (Settlement) POROS
  Neorio is the Greek word for Shipyard, because of the shipyard that existed in the area during the 18th century. The settlement is situated at the southwestern part of Kalavria, amongst the pine tree forest. It was a favorite resort for the Athenians during this century and many villas were built. Many people of culture passed their summers here, such as the poet George Seferis and the author Henry Miller.
  Today it is a small, elegant and quiet tourist resort, with several tavernas, a supermarket and gift shop around the sandy beach. Watersports and parachuting are available. Near Neorio there is the area of the Love Bay, a sandy cove with crystal waters, where the pine trees hang over the sea and the Russian Naval Station, with ruins of the shipyards.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Galata & Poros Rented Apts & Rooms Association tourist pamphlet.

  The town of Poros rises in layers along the western part of the Sferia rock.
  In front, the main waterfront road is lined with bars, cafes and restaurants. Behind it, the simple, square white and blue-washed houses rise one behind the other, a blend of slanted tile roofs, arched verandas, gaily painted doors and red bougainvilleas, crow-ned on top by the clock towers built in 1927, that has become the symbol of Poros. The labyrinth of cobbled alleys and narrow steps climbing between small houses with vine-shaded courtyards, offer the visitor a pleasant stroll.
  The waterfront cafes provide an excellent way of passing time over a small cup of Greek coffee, watching the activities of the harbour: boats coming and going, yachts mooring at the quay and tourists promenading.
  In the evening, don’t miss the sunset behind the "Sleeping Beauty", the silhouette of a reclining woman, formed against the horizon by the distant range of mountains.
  The view may be enhanced by a glass of ouzo. After sunset, the colourful string of cocktail bars and restaurants becomes the meeting place for the people from all over the world who enjoy the hectic life and charm of the island.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the Galata & Poros Rented Apts & Rooms Association tourist pamphlet.

Going left from Skala's pier the road leads to Skliri (it becomes a pathway through houses and hotels). The waters there are clear but the beach is somewhat rocky and steep. One must be careful when she/he gets in the water and the sea urchins. The path through the pine trees, (after the end of the road), leads at the edge of a rock from which one can go down (with care) to the sea and reach the pebbled Chalikiada beach.

  Spetses is the southernmost island of the Saronic Gulf and the honour of national recognition for its vital and incalculable contribution during the war of independence against the Ottoman Empire.
  The highest point of the island is “Profites Elias”, with a height of 291 metres, while the ring road is 24kilometres long.
  The population of the island is 4.100, mainly living in the town of Spetses.
  In ancient times the island was called “Pityousa” which means “pine-clad”. This name was probably used for 3.000 years until the first centuries of the Byzantine Empire.
  The current name originates from the Venetians, who named the island “Isola de Spezzie”-fragrant island- because of the many herbs that grew on its mountains. The name Spetses was later derived from this description.
  At a time when tourism was more or less unknown to the rest of Greece, Spetses already had an excellent organised hotel, the renowned “Posidonio”. This hotel was built by the national benefactor, Sotirios Anargyros and entertained both Greek and foreign visitors throughout the summers and also at weekends during the winter months.
  Spetses is today one of the favourite islands of both Greek and foreign tourists, maintaining its cosmopolitan style with visits from V.I.P.S. from all parts of the world. Its location (2 ½ hours by road or 1 ½ hours by sea from Athens), regular connections with Piraeus, and the proximity of Peloponnesian coast (1,3 miles) make the island easily accessible.
This text is cited March 2004 from the Municipality of Spetses tourist pamphlet.

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