Saronic Gulf

The Saronic Gulf (Greek: Σαρωνικός κόλπος, Saronikós kólpos) or Gulf of Aegina in Greece is formed between the peninsulas of Attica and Argolis and forms part of the Aegean Sea. It defines the eastern side of the isthmus of Corinth, being the eastern terminus of the Corinth Canal, which cuts across the isthmus. The Saronic Islands in the gulf have played a pivotal role in the history of Greece, with the largest, Salamis, naming a significant naval battle in the Greco-Persian wars. The Megara Gulf makes up the northern end of the Saronic Gulf.

Saronic Gulf
The Saronic Gulf and its major islands
Saronic Gulf
Location of the Saronic Gulf within Greece
LocationAttica and the Peloponnese
Coordinates37°47′N 23°23′E
TypeGulf
Native nameΣαρωνικός κόλπος  (Greek)
Part ofAegean Sea
Basin countriesGreece

The capital of Greece, Athens, lies on the north coast of the Saronic Gulf.