Saronic 7 Day Itinerary - 2
Day 1 - Alimos Marina (Athens)
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 - Epidavros (Mainland)
In its day Epidavros, on the Peloponnese mainland, was famed and revered as far away as Rome as a place of miraculous healing. Visitors came great distances to this sanctuary of Asclepius (god of medicine) to seek a cure for their ailments. Today visitors are more likely to flock to the site for its amazingly well preserved theatre, which remains a venue during the Hellenic Festival for Classical Greek theatre. Not surprisingly, Epidavros is a protected World Heritage site.
Day 3 - Poros (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 - Ermioni (Mainland)
Ermioni in Greece is a small seaside town on the eastern coasts of Peloponnese, in the region of Argolis. Constructed on the hill slopes around a beautiful port, this town has been revived over the last few decades as many Athenians have holiday homes there. Mooring is available both to the North and South of the headland so make a decision based on the direction of the wind.
Day 5 - 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. So in addition to the island’s exquisitely preserved stone architecture, criss-crossing rural paths and clear, deep waters, you can find a good cappuccino along the people-watching harbour.
Day 6 - Angistri Island
Translated in English, Angistri means 'fishing hook', which goes some way to explaining the history of this small island and its 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.
Day 7 - Alimos Marina (Mainland)
The ancient city of Athens offers some of the worlds most amazing historical sites which should be on every vistors 'to-do lists'. We'd recommend catching the tram, which runs past the entrance of the marina, into the city centre to explore places like the Parthenon.