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Islands near Athens!

SARONIC GULF

The Saronic islands are very popular Greek islands for summer holidays and weekend breaks. This is because there are the closest Greek islands from Athens. Aegina, Poros, Hydra, and Spetses have developed a lot in tourism over the last years, while Agistri is not that famous but remains a true gem to explore. The crystal water, the relaxing atmosphere, and the long history are the most distinctive characteristics of  Saronic Greece, which have a different character each. Poros is great for sailing, Hydra has amazing architecture, Spetses stands out for the elegant mansions and Aegina is ideal for family vacations. This Saronic islands travel guide will give you all the necessary information to organize your holiday.

Starting Point End Point NM
Lavrion Olympic marine Aegina (Perdika) 32nm
Aegina (Perdika) Palaia Epidavros 13nm
Palaia Epidavros Poros 20nm
Poros Ermioni 20nm
Ermioni Spetses 10nm
Spetses Hydra 15nm
Hydra Lavrion Olympic marine 36nm

Due to their close distance to Athens and the short ferry ride, the islands of the Saronic Gulf are ideal destinations for short holidays and weekend breaks. They all have something special in their style and a truly relaxing atmosphere.

The Saronic islands, in Greece, are part of the Aegean Sea and they are located between the peninsula of Attica and the northeastern coasts of Peloponnese. These lovely Greek islands are frequently visited as weekend destinations from Athens and for short holidays. Due to their short ferry ride from the Greek capital, they are also perfect for day trips. Our Saronic islands travel guide will give you all the necessary information to understand these precious islands.

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