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.

The wonderful sights, the clear shores with the blue waters, the picturesque coves, the rich vegetation, the beautiful fishing villages with the special architecture and the ancient monuments attract and enchant the visitors. The Saronic Gulf has always been one of the main tourist destinations of the inhabitants of the Attica basin. The lacy beaches with the turquoise waters and the beautiful harbors compose the wonderful natural environment of the whole area.

The islands of the Saronic Gulf are very organized tourist, with organized beaches, hotels, hotel complexes, rooms to let, quality restaurants, traditional taverns and shops.

The islands of the Saronic Gulf attract hundreds of visitors every year. Due to their short distance from the port of Piraeus, they are ideal for those who wish to make day trips, short trips on weekends or holidays of more days.

During your vacation you can also visit more than one island as some of them are interconnected.

Definitely one of the Argosaronic islands will magnetize you and invite you to return!

Maybe it’s the very close distance to Athens city or its beautiful beaches. Whatever the reason is, in a very close distance by the big city you can feel the fresh of an island.

From the port of Piraeus, ferry services are daily and the islands are connected by ferry lines so that you do not have to visit just one.  

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If you are in the mood to discover their magic and keep a piece of them forever do not forget to try the local products and their gastronomy, swim in their seas, dance with the locals at the festivals and walk in the cobbled streets of the villages. If you are wondering how a place can have so many people, do not forget to look for its history. You can always try the many water activities such as rent a boat, boat tours and scuba diving.

Climbing, hiking and horse riding to pristine beaches and caves will give you a unique experience.