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 beautiful landscapes, unique archeological sites, museums, mansions, picturesque settlements and magnificent beaches.
The islands of the Saronic Gulf are located a short distance from Athens and consist of Aegina, Hydra, Agistri, Spetses, Salamina, and Poros. All the islands have frequent and daily connection with the port of Piraeus, thus offering visitors the opportunity to make excursions on weekends.
The islands of the Saronic Gulf have been inhabited since prehistoric times and gradually experienced special development in the fields of shipping and trade, while their contribution to the Greek Revolution of 1821 was particularly decisive.