Saronic Island Holidays
"The Saronic islands are popular small Greek islands that make for the perfect escape from a bustling city break in Athens."
The Saronic Islands, sometimes referred to as the Argo-Saronic Islands, are named after the Saronic Gulf and Argolic Gulf, both of which are formed by mainland Greece, in which the islands are situated, just off the Peloponnese Peninsula. Hydra is famed for its no motor vehicle policy & its beauty is famous for attracting & inspiring artists and poets. Spetses offers a luxurious feel with its elegant mansions, Poros is famous for its sailing and Agistri is the perfect spot for relaxation. Given the islands’ proximities & convenience to the mainland & one of Athens’ main port, Piraeus, these islands are popular with holidaymakers staying on the mainland, as well as mainland locals. Daily ferries from Athens make visiting the Saronic islands very easy.
Saronic Islands Travel Guide
At A Glance:
Saronic Islands inFocus
Poros island sits eloquently along the Saronic gulf, offering fantastic views of the Aegean. Poros town sits on a hill, with ample shops, restaurants, bars and tavernas ideal for soaking up local culture. Its beaches are organised and offer amazing sailing trips.
Hydra overlooks the Argosaronic gulf and is donned with traditional stone houses, cobbled streets and no cars. It has wonderful churches, museums and is great for yachting. Walk along the waterfront for a romantic stroll and head to its quaint beaches.
The island of spices, Spetses, greets you with its aromas as you step out onto the jetty. Its picturesque harbour & Dapia are the heart of the island, with its old mansions, charming cafes and tavernas. The island has many museums, churches & beaches to discover on your travels.
Agistri is a very popular but small, Greek Island. It boasts sensational beaches and lush naturistic settings making it a must-see island for those seeing relaxation and a romantic getaway. The island has two ports which allow for good accessibility for holiday makers.