Aegina is a relatively small island 17 miles SW of Athens. It has a rich history, human presence on the island dates back to the prehistoric period. The town of Aegina was the first capital of modern Greece. Strangely there was no geocache on the island. Aegina series is the first geocaching series consisting of eight caches placed mainly in areas of historical interest.
Ellanion Oros is the highest peak of Aegina with an altitude above 500 m. In the island it is simply called Oros (the mountain). On your way to the cache you can visit the Temple of Ellanios Zeus. According to the Mythology, during a period of drought, Aiakos asked Zeus for rain. His requests were heard and then Aiakos built a sanctuary to honor Zeus. The wall is a remaining from the Hellenistic time. The staircase leads to a flat area were the sanctuary of Zeus was. There is almost nothing left from the temple except from the pieces that were used for the nearby church.
If you have a normal car you can drive near the cache but you must be extra careful as the road is usually in a very bad condition. You leave the car at the start of a marked footpath that goes up to the mountain. The cache is in the right side of the path not far from the road.
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