Welcome to Saronic Gulf Islands


Aegina is home to a spectacular Doric temple and ruined Byzantine village, while nearby pine-clad Angistri feels protected and peaceful outside of the booming midsummer months. Further south, Poros, with its forested hinterland, curves only a few hundred metres from the Peloponnese. The Saronic showpiece, Hydra, is a gorgeous car-free island with a port of carefully preserved stone houses rising from a chic, history-charged harbour. Deepest south of all, pine-scented Spetses also has a vibrant nautical history and pretty town architecture, plus myriad aqua coves only minutes from the Peloponnese.


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2-Day Athens Highlights Tour, with 3 Island Cruise

ItineraryDay 1: Athens Highlights Private TourStop At: Acropolis, Athens, AtticaGuests can enter to explore and take photos. On request we can provide a Licenced Archaeological guide on a private basis.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Acropolis Museum, Athens, AtticaGuests can enter to explore and take photos. On request we can provide a Licenced Archaeological guide on a private basis.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou), Athens, AtticaStop for photosDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens, AtticaStop for photos. Guest can enter the site alsoDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Hellenic Parliament, Athens, AtticaStop for photos & see the changing of the guards. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, AtticaStop for photos. Guest can enter the site alsoDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Plaka, Athens, AtticaLunch stop at the Plaka area & Monisteraki Square in the heart of the old city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ancient Agora of Athens, Athens, AtticaGuests can also visit the Ancient Agora to see the temple of Hephaestus if they wish.Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: 3-Island CruiseStop At: Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, Hydra Town, Hydra, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaSpend several hours exploring Hydra Town. Option to join a walking tour.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Poros port, Poros, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaTime to explore Poros TownDuration: 1 hourStop At: Aegina Waterfront, Aegina Town, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaSpend several hours exploring Aegina Town. Option to join a guided tour to the temple of AphaiaDuration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$34.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Aegina town walking tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Aegina Waterfront, Aegina Town, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaWill visit the small church of Saint Nikolas '' o thallasinos '' ( the marine ) , the symbol of Aegina;s port and we walk across the pier to have a look at the fishermans and their boats. Stop At: Archaeological Site of Kolona, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaWe will see the rukns of the ancient port , and we will visit the Archaelogical museum of Aegina and the ruins of the Apollo temple on the hill of Kolona. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Historical & Folklore Museum of Aegina, Aegina Town, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, Atticaa faithful representation of the “Urban Aeginean House”. In the space are displayed furniture, relics, the library and the correspondence log of the Iriotis family, paintings, traditional and urban costumes and various decorative objects. Historical and folklore exhibits, when displayed as a whole, can carry you magically to a different era making you feel the daily rhythm of the locals’ life in the past century.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Tower of MarkellosThe Marκellοs Tower dates from the 17th century, as it is considered to be part of the fortifications that protected the harbor and used by the Venetians as a watchtower. In 1802 the tower was renovated by Aeginean. During the revolution of 1821 the Tower of Markellos hosted Greek freedom-fighters and politicians. From 1826 onwards, it hosted the Temporary Government, the Deputy Commitee (1827), the National Fund and the Government House, while during the Kapodistrias’ administration it hosted various ministers.Stop At: Aegina Waterfront, Aegina Town, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, Atticaenjoy a drink with meze in a traditional old cafe in the port of AeginaDuration: 30 minutesStop At: AEGINA DREAM TRAVEL, Aegina Town, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, Atticai couldn;t add the real location then i add my office. This step is about the Cathedral of Aegina , It is the first Cathedral of Free Greece, three-aisled with three red domes. In the Metropolitan church, the Aegineans welcomed the governor Capodistrias on January 11, 1828, and a few days later, on 28 January, Kapodistrias’ inauguration ceremony was held as the first Governor of the Greek State and the Panhellenic Council that constituted the interim Governmental committee.Duration: 30 minutes

$6061.78 Day Trips & Excursions

Saronic Gulf Gems

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Aegina Waterfront, Aegina Town, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaAegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27 kilometres (17 miles) from Athens. During ancient times Aegina was a rival of Athens, the great sea power of the era.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Moni Island Beach, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaA visit to the island of Moni, opposite Aegina, is highly recommended for nature, sun & sea lovers. There are no inhabitants, but only deer, wild goats and peacocks...Duration: 30 minutes

$69.01 Water Sports

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productHave you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Are you ready to try it out? Duration: 2 hoursLocation: Askeli Beach, Poros, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica

$115.02 Day Trips & Excursions

From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Hydra-Poros-Aegina with Lunch Buffet

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Port of Piraeus, Piraeus, Piraeus Region, AtticaDepart Athens with a friendly local escort (archaeologist) from the Sygrou-Fix metro station and reach the marina of Piraeus in order to begin an unforgettable cruise. Enjoy the cozy areas of the 50meter ship, the interesting information given while you are on board and the big buffet with the local greek foodies as a characteristic act of greek hospitality.Stop At: Castello HydraWalk around the traditional island of Hydra, the Lady of the Saronic Gulf. The name Hydra comes from the various springs that arise in the island. Explore the picturesque alleys and capture the stony houses that are still standing against the modern lifestyle. Donkeys are the unique means of transport in the island and invite you to escape from the modern routine. Let the nature and the blooming patios in the island of captains and artists inspire you to an artistic prospect of thinking.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Poros port, Poros, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaExplore Poros, a relaxing island of romance and low rhythms. Let the lemon trees of Galata capture your eye and watch the old clock of the mainland which arises from the highest part of the hill; being distinguishable from all the corners of the island.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Aegina Waterfront, Aegina Town, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaLast but not least is the stop at the biggest of the three islands, Aegina. Aegina is mostly known for the worldwide traditional pistachio nuts and the house of the famous greek author Kazatzakis. You have the chance to admire the stony Byzantine churches and the horse carriages for a retro ride around the squares. Explore the ancient temple of Aphaea and the monastery of Saint Nektarios combining mythology and Christian influences at the same time.Duration: 3 hours

$149.53 Transfers & Ground Transport

Sounio Tour with Elitetransferplus

The temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the sea, dominates the southernmost tip of Attica, where the horizon meets the Aegean Sea. Perched on the craggy rocks of Cape Sounio, the temple is enveloped in myth and historic facts dated from antiquity until the present times. It is the end point of the Athenian Riviera, at a 69km distance from Athens. You will be impressed by the lovely view of the sea and of the Saronic Gulf Islands. Our starting point can be from Airport, Port or downtown Athens at around 10:00am going to the old city of Lavrio for sightseeing.It was located near the silver mines that were so important to the city-state of Athens. The mines were responsible bringing in considerable revenue for the city of Ancient Athens. Today, it is still thriving but in a different way – visitors flock here from all over the world to enjoy the beaches, restaurants, and cafes.The stop is around 30 minutes and than directly we drive to Sounio, one of the most important sanctuaries in Attica for around one to two hours. The ride back along the coast of Athens you will be passing by Lagonisi, Anavyssos, Legrena, Varkiza, Vouliagmeni where you can also make a stop for the Vouliagmeni Lake. You will be impressed by the lovely view of the sea and of the Saronic Gulf Islands.  The lake's present form was created after the roof of the cave fell because of erosion caused by the high temperature of the running water running. The lake is included in Greece's national NATURA 2000 network and as a Site of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the Ministry of Culture.  The lake is about 50 centimeters above sea level and so it is constantly overflowing and being replenished by the hot springs beneath it. The last stop is at the Greek tavernas for lunch which is not included in the tour price.There you can enjoy many varieties of Greek food. There are many traditional family restaurants which combines great greek traditional taste of freshly cooked dishes including vegetable and homemade greek delicacies giving an emphasis on meat lamb on the charcoal and the environment provides really a greek atmosphere.