group of small islands (Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses) in
Saronic Gulf, in the south of Attica:
Aegina is the closest island to the mainland, with clean, nice
beaches, beautiful countryside and pistachio. A very good
connection with Piraeus port makes it easily accessible. One
can visit Temple of Afaia, St. Nectarios Orthodox Church and
the old city.
Paros is a bit further than Aegina: Pine forests around the
beautiful beaches; picturesque monastery of Zoodochou Pigis;
its narrow pathway, where one can stroll;
Hydra is the most famous island of Saronic Gulf. it is known
through the years for its maritime tradition and the unique architecture
of its houses and mansions. It is built amphitheatrically on
the rocks surrounding the port, a beautiful picturesque
village, with its narrow pathways, flanked by tavemas and
shops. Cars are not allowed.
Spetses is the farthest of all the Saronic islands. It is well
known for the exceptionally beautiful mansions of 18th
century. Old canons still guard the harbor that reminds the
glorious history of the place. Boats take people to the many
beautiful beaches on the backside. Cars are not allowed and
people can enjoy the ride of horse-drawn-coaches.