Passengers traveling by ferry to the Saronic Islands visit a beautiful Greek archipelago that is named after the Saronic Gulf!
The islands Aegina, Angistri, Dokos, Hydra, Poros, Salamis, and Spetses are very close to the Greek mainland and to Athens and therefore provide ideal weekend destinations for Athenians, who either have their holiday homes there or find other accommodations to take a break. Nevertheless, the islands have become popular with international tourist, too, who can combine educational trips to Athens with relaxing holidays on a Greek island.
When travelling to the destination Saronic Islands, passengers will reach a number of great destinations to spend their holidays or just go on a day trip. Visiting Aegina, tourists will find the most traditional villages of the Saronic Islands, with Neoclassical features mostly in the inland, while the seaside settlements provide modern tourist facilities. When visiting Hydra town, tourist will be amazed by the picturesque sight of the settlement, which is built amphitheatrically around the port on the slopes of a hill. Discovering the beauties of the island on foot, as no vehicles are allowed, they will come across impressive stone houses with red-tiled roofs. Take a donkey or a boat to reach the beautiful beaches of Hydra, which are hidden in small coves with crystal clear waters and lush greenery. Visit the island of Spetses with the long naval tradition, displayed by the impressive grand captain mansions and the old harbour. Take a horse-drawn carriage to discover the beautiful beaches on the island and swim in the deep waters of the Saronic Gulf or opt for some water sports provided by the organized sandy beaches. Before leaving with a ferry from the Saronic Islands and from Spetses, enjoy a night out in Dapia, with excellent restaurants, lively bars and clubs.
Due to their popularity, the Saronic Islands are easily reachable with frequent ferry routes to the Saronic Islands. Crossings from Aegina to Agistri take only 10 minutes. Numerous ferry companies carry out ferry routes, connecting Piraeus to Poros, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra and Spetses and connecting the islands with Porto Heli and Hermioni on the Peloponnese. For detailed information visit isferry’s timetable the Saronic Islands and plan your trip to one or more of those gems in the Saronic Gulf.