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Title: Dokos  
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Subject: Saronic Islands, List of islands of Greece, Aegean Sea, Angistri, Salamis Island
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Native name: Δοκός
Dokos island
Archipelago Saronic Islands
Area 13 km2 (5.0 sq mi)
Region Attica
Regional unit Islands
Population 18 (as of 2011)
Density 1 /km2 (3 /sq mi)

Dokos (Greek: Δοκός) is a small Greek island of the Argo-Saronic Gulf, adjacent to Hydra, and separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait called on some maps "the Hydra Gulf." It is part of the municipality of Ýdra (Hydra) in Islands regional unit and reported a population of 18 persons at the 2011 census. The island is populated only by some Orthodox monks and perennial sheep herders. The island is rocky reaching a height of 308 metres.


  • Archaeology 1
  • Historical population 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


It has since the ancient years considered to be a strategic location. On the east side you can find the ruins of a great Byzantine - Venetian Castle. During the Middle Ages the island served as a refuge for Albanian settlers' animals.[1]

Dokos, according to archaeological studies, was found to be inhabited since the era of copper, 6000 BC. In 1975 Peter Throckmorton discovered in Dokos a wreck that is considered to be the oldest wreck of the planet. It is dated between 2500 and 2000 BC.

Historical population

Year Population
1991 8
2001 43
2011 18

See also


  1. ^ Sutton, Susan Buck; Adams, Keith W.; Project, Argolid Exploration (2000). Contingent countryside: settlement, economy, and land use in the southern Argolid since 1700. Stanford University Press. p. 29.  

External links

  • Official website of Municipality of Hydra (in Greek)
  • Hellenic Institute Of Marine Archaeology

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