Saronic Gulf


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Saronic Gulf

(sərŏ`nĭk), arm of the Aegean Sea, indenting SE Greece and separated from the Gulf of Corinth by the Isthmus of Corinth. The Saronic Gulf is the eastern terminus of the Corinth Canal, which cuts across the isthmus. Athens, Piraiévs, Elevsís, and Mégara are on or near the gulf, which also contains many islands, notably Aegina and Salamís. It is also known as the Gulf of Aegina.

Saronic Gulf

an inlet of the Aegean on the SE coast of Greece. Length: about 80 km (50 miles). Width: about 48 km (30 miles)
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The Aghios Kosmos Sailing Centre will host the regatta, with competition held on the waters of the Saronic Gulf.
"All were doomed far from Asia in the warm coastal waters of the Aegean, all destined for the bottom of the Saronic Gulf. Their last sight on earth was a Greek sunset over the mountains of Salamis -- or their grim king perched far away on Mount Aigaleos watching them sink beneath the waves," Hanson writes with the felicity that makes his narrative a pleasure.
The island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf is south of Athens and a short ferry ride from the Port of Piraeus.
Licinius Anteros, who was granted grazing rights on the peninsula of Methana on the Saronic Gulf (IG IV,1,853), or Junia Theodora, a resident of Corinth, who was honoured in AD 43 by the people of Patara in Lycia (H.
Sails 12 boats off the Peloponnese, in the Ionian Sea and Saronic Gulf. Villa-Flotilla combines shore training with a week of sailing.
Mills and Clark, the 2012 Olympic silver medallists, endured a frustrating start to their 2014 season, with a hernia operation for Clark in April then compounded by a subsequent back injury to Mills, meaning they headed to the Saronic Gulf short on sailing fitness and time in the boat.
Then, there are records of Greek pilgrims who travelled from all over the Mediterranean to a small territory in Saronic Gulf called Epidauria.
The corniche road from Corinth winds like a serpent towards Epidauros, clinging to the cliff and offering spectacular views of the Elefsina oil refineries and islands of the Saronic Gulf beyond.
Set in this broader environmental background, EKAS sought to investigate selected parts of the area between the ancient city of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf, in part to explore how ecological diversity may have affected life over the past 8,000 years.
Windsurfer Nick Dempsey secured Britain's fifth sailing medal of with a bronze in the Mistral class on the Saronic Gulf.
Out on the Saronic Gulf there could be a medal for windsurfer Nick Dempsey who has one last race to improve on his fourth position in the Men's Mistral.
BEN AINSLIE was hailed as a ``superman'' as Britain's sailors showed off their Olympic medals yesterday after a super Saturday which brought two golds and a silver on the waters of Athens' Saronic Gulf.