Athens is a fantastic stepping stone to the Saronic Islands, though we wish that could be said of Alimos Marina. Government owned, Alimos does suffer from under investment in the number of berths and quality of the facilities so we do recommend getting out of there as soon as you can.
Day 2 - Perdika (Aegina Island)
Just 13 miles from Athens, in the middle of the Saronic Gulf, lies the island of Aegina. Beyond its bustling port, Aegina has the seductive, easygoing character of a typical Greek island but with the added bonus of more than its fair share of prestigious ancient sites. Aegina treats include a special, and delicious, pistachio nut, the splendid 5th-century Temple of Aphaia and the magical Byzantine ruins called Paleohora.
Day 3 - Poros Town (Poros Island)
Poros is separated from the mountainous Peloponnese by a narrow sea channel, and its protected setting makes the main settlement of Poros Town seem like a cheery lakeside resort. Its pastelhued houses stack up the hillside to a clock tower and make a vibrant first impression. Lush pine trees vegetation, crystal clear beaches, a lively waterfront adorned with shops, cosy cafes and restaurants.
Day 4 - Hydra Town (Hydra Island)
Hydra is truly the gem of the Saronic Gulf and stands alone among Greek islands as the one free of wheeled vehicles. No cars. No scooters. Just tiny marble-cobbled lanes, donkeys, rocks and sea. Artists (Brice Marden, Nikos Chatzikyriakos-Ghikas, Panayiotis Tetsis), musicians (Leonard Cohen), actors and celebrities (Melina Mercouri, Sophia Loren) and sailors (you) have all been drawn to Hydra over the years.
Day 5 - Spetses (Spetses Island)
Spetses is a small island, only 12km from one end to another. Island offers green landscapes with pine-tree forests and hilly mountains and nice beaches. The capital town is Spetses, same name with the island, the same as in most of Greece. Spetses town is characterized with its whitewashed & blue-roofed houses, romantic alleys..
Day 6 - Moni Nisida
A small idyllic island off the southern tip of Aegina, Moni remains uninhabited for most of the year, with only a small café opening in peak season. The Island is a nature reserve that is perfect as a stopover and a swim. ‘Paradise Beach’ is situated on the northern coast of the island. Bathe in crystal clear water and immerse yourself in the spectacular nature of the Moni Island.
Day 7 - Angistri Island
Translated in English, Angistri means 'fishing hook', which goes some way to explaining the history of this small island and it's primary harbour on the northern coast. Angistri is the perfect place for beginning or ending a sailing holiday to the Sronic Islands. It's small, idyllic, and just a short hop to Athens.