Spread over the Saronic Gulf and up to the entrance of the Argolic Gulf, the islands and coasts of the Saronic Gulf are extremely popular destinations within walking distance of Athens. The six islands of Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Hydra and Spetses on the coast of the Peloponnese are destinations that combine picturesque beaches, beautiful landscapes, archeological sites, museums.
Agistri is a small island, with crystal clear beaches, which is a unique destination for lovers of hiking, cycling, sailing, kayaking and horse riding. It is an ideal destination for those who want to take a break from their daily routine, offering rest and peace, enchanting beaches with crystal clear waters.
The largest area of the Saronic islands and its short distance from Piraeus make Aegina an ideal destination for a short getaway. The island of Aegina is very picturesque, with clean seas, famous monasteries, archeological sites, a charming capital and beautiful villages. It is also famous for its pistachios, ceramics and lace.
The strait of Poros, with the coast of Galata, surrounded by pines, olives and lemon trees, and the picturesque town of Poros, with its neoclassical beach, is a landscape of unique beauty. The green island of Argosaronikos has pine forests that cover the hills and reach the sandy beaches.
Salamina is the northernmost and largest island of the Saronic Gulf, with pine forests, large beaches, monasteries and archeological sites. Salamina is an ideal destination for a day trip as it is very close to Piraeus.
Spetses is the island that got its name because of the many fragrant flowers that exist on the island. Spetses is an ideal destination for short getaways all year round, but also for summer vacations. The cosmopolitan and aristocratic aura of Spetses, the wonderful beaches, the wonderful architecture and the cosmopolitan Old Port will enchant you at first sight, when you first visit it.
A true model of aesthetics, the city of Hydra is built amphitheatrically around the port, where small boats, tourist boats and cruise ships flood the pier, especially during the summer months. The stone mansions of Hydra stand like fortresses in the rocky landscape, emphasizing the majesty of the island.