Portes is a Greek fishing village located on the east side of Aegina. The inhabitants of the village live mainly on fishing and tourism. The landscape and the wild beauty attracts visitors.
It is said that Portes suffered from the activities of the pirate Barvarossa, so they built houses without windows, only with doors (portes or πόρτες in Greek) which is the origin of the name of the village. A second explanation is that the name Portes comes from the word porto (i.e. port) since the village has a port from which volcanic material, named Mafropetres, were loaded into ships that sailed to Crete.
There are fishing areas at Kavos Antoni. The area is ideal for scuba diving and underwater fishing.
The motorway ends at Portes. The most common way to go to Portes is to take the path to the left, leaving Agia Marina and going for Alones. The same applies if coming from Alones, turning right. The road connecting with Anitsaio Portes can also be used. Another possibility is taking the exit from Agia Marina towards the Alones, and turning left on the road to the Portes.
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