Athens Excursions » Porto Germeno (Egosthena)
Porto Germeno - is a beautiful and distinct resort located on the west side of Attica prefecture on the north east coast of the Corinthian Gulf on the site of the ancient Aegosthena.
The area is covered with pine and olive trees and offers breathtaking views of the Corinthian Gulf. Acommodation and taverns with splendit view are available. Porto Germeno can be crowded in Summer but it is worth getting there.
Nearby is the fortress of Aegosthena which dates from the 4th-3rd century BC and is considered to be the best preserved ancient castle. Due to its position on the borders of Attica, it changed hands several times between the Athenians and the Megarians. It belonged to the Achaean League and, for a while, to the League of the Boeotians. Near the gate of the north section are located the ruins of a five-aisled basilica with a mosaic floor, dated to the 5th century AD. To the Medieval period date a series of cells on the acropolis, undoubtedly the remains of a monastery, as well as a small church which still functions today, dedicated Saint George.
Getting there - If you are on Attiki Odos (Motorway) with direction to Elefsina, exit number 2 to Thiva - Mandra. If you are on the Athens - Korinthos motorway, exit to the right to Thiva - Mandra. You will pass Agios Sotiras, Karaouli, Inoi and at Kaza turn to the left following the signs to Villia and Porto Germeno. Long before Kaza junction, there is another route to Porto Germeno via Alepohori (signpost on the left). The route via Kaza has more turns but it is the nicer one.