Greek Adventures | Saronic Islands Charter Itineraries

Close to mainland Greece, the Saronic Gulf offers easy sailing, sheltered from the stronger winds of the Aegean. Saronic Gulf Islands charter itineraries usually begin from Athens’ Kalamaki marina. Of the six inhabited islands, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra, and Poros are popular weekend retreats for Athenians. While Salamis is somewhat industrial, and Dokos is home to just a dozen monks.

Aegina Island | Saronic Islands Charter Itineraries

The largest island and closest to Athens is Aegina. Sail to Agia Marina. There you can safely spend a night at anchor below the impressive fifth-century BC Temple of Aphaia.

The local specialty is pistachio nuts, which are on sale across the island. Nearby, tiny Angistri has fragrant pinewoods and a low-key vibe.

Saronic islands charter itineraries
Temple of Aphaia, Aegina


Agistri is near Athens and offers sandy beaches, picturesque villages, and lush nature for a perfect weekend getaway. There’s no shortage of swimming spots, from Skala and Aponissos to Dragonera and Megalochori. Moreover, the island has a handful of secluded beaches. Explorers seeking an immersive adventure can rent a bike and traverse the paths beneath the shade of the tall pine trees.


But for many visitors, the highlight is Hydra. Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen lived here during the 1960s when the island became a magnet for international artists and bohemians.

In fact, many artists and writers like to visit Hydra because of its peaceful atmosphere and lovely scenery. It’s a place where you can experience a slower, more relaxed way of life while enjoying its beautiful beaches and history.

Historically, Hydra’s wealth was from shipping, hence the elegant pastel-colored neo-classical mansions above the lovely harbor. Hike up to the hillside monasteries. There are no cars on Hydra – locals use donkeys instead. Later visit the Deste Foundation Project Space to see the contemporary art exhibition.


North of Hydra, pine-scented Poros sits close to the mainland Peloponnese. In particular, Poros Town has a pretty harbor lined with lively cafes and restaurants. Poros also offers an abundance of exciting water activities to all age groups.

From banana boat slides to waterskiing, there is something for everyone. Notable centers of activity are present in the organized beaches of Askeli and Neorio and less-traveled beaches.

Moreover, this Greek island has excellent sailing. Companies throughout Poros offer journeys and educational programs to traverse the Saronic Gulf and the surrounding coast of the Peloponnese.

Methana Peninsula | Saronic Islands Charter Itineraries

While sailing the Saronic Gulf, you might also visit the volcanic Methana peninsula with its sulfur springs and the impressive third-century BC Epidaurus Theater.

This volcanic peninsula, shaped by millennia of volcanic activity, boasts a distinct charm that sets it apart from other Greek destinations.

One of Methana’s most striking features is its volcanic landscapes. Explore geothermal springs, mud baths, and fumaroles, all remnants of the area’s volcanic history. The therapeutic properties of the thermal springs have made Methana a renowned spa destination for centuries. Immerse yourself in the warm, mineral-rich waters and revel in their rejuvenating effects.

Beyond its geothermal wonders, Methana offers captivating hikes and nature walks. The peninsula boasts lush forests, olive groves, and scenic trails that lead to panoramic viewpoints. Hiking enthusiasts can trek to the summit of Mount Methana. There, experience breathtaking vistas of the Saronic Gulf and surrounding islands.

Methana also has a rich history. Explore the ancient ruins of Methana that date back to the 4th century BC. Visit the well-preserved amphitheater that once hosted performances. The peninsula’s archaeological sites provide a fascinating glimpse into its rich past.

In Methana, you’ll find a genuine Greek experience away from the crowds. Quaint villages dot the landscape, offering authentic cuisine and warm hospitality. Whether you’re indulging in seafood at a local tavern, taking a stroll along the harbor of Methana Town, or unwinding on the tranquil beaches, the Methana Peninsula promises an unforgettable journey.

Saronic Islands Charter Itineraries Highlights

Saronic Islands Charter Itineraries promise a captivating Greek adventure. Begin in Athens, exploring the ancient wonders of the Acropolis. Sail to Aegina, renowned for its pistachios, and then to Poros, with its charming town and historic clock tower. Hydra, a car-free paradise, offers idyllic beaches and vibrant nightlife.

Visit the island of Spetses, known for its pine-covered hills and captivating architecture. Delve into the history of Nafplion, the former capital of Greece, with its fortresses and old town. On this voyage, savor authentic Greek cuisine, swim in crystal-clear waters, and bask in the Mediterranean sun.

Here are a few of the activities and places of interest you will find in the beautiful Saronic Islands on your yacht charter holiday:


  • Exploring archaeological sites and monasteries
  • Scuba diving
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Attending an after-dark open-air performance at Epidaurus Theater during the Athens & Epidaurus Festival.

Places of Interest:

Aegean Adventure | Athens to Saronic Islands Itinerary

Aegean Adventure | Athens to Saronic Islands Itinerary
The Athens to Saronic Islands Itinerary takes you to the Greek islands in the Saronic Gulf. Discover these beautiful islands' rich history, nature, traditions, and local cuisine. Note that this is only a sample itinerary. Your Captain will work with you to create a personalized itinerary based on your preferences. Athens, Greece. Photo by Takis Kolokotronis on FreeImages. Day 1 | Alimos - Epidaurus 36 NM Begin your journey in Alimos, Athens. After a brief safety meeting with the Captain, he will sail for Epidaurus. Epidaurus, Greece. Photo by Kostas Vrouvas on Unsplash. Places to see Archaeological Museum of the Asklepeion at Epidaurus. The Archaeological Museum of Epidaurus is one of the oldest museums of ancient Greek architecture. It is home to an extensive collection of essential finds discovered in the Sanctuary of Asklepios (1881-1928). Ancient Theatre of the Asklepieion at Epidaurus. This amphitheater, known for its excellent acoustics, was...


Enchanting Saronics | Lavrion to Saronic Islands Itinerary

Enchanting Saronics | Lavrion to Saronic Islands Itinerary
A one-week Lavrion to Saronic Islands Itinerary takes you to some of the most beautiful islands in the Saronic Gulf. The itinerary comprises relatively short sailing trips, with one or two exceptions. So, if you and your guests prefer relaxed holidays, then one week in the Argosaronic Gulf can be ideal. Day 1 | Aegina - 35 NM Your starting point is the Lavrion-Olympic marina. On day one of your Lavrion to Saronic Islands Itinerary. The first destination is the cove of Agia Marina on Aegina Island. Lavrion Places to see Temple of Apollo Tower of Markellos Temple of Athena Aphaia Aegina Agios Nektarios Monastery Aegina Archaeological Museum. The museum has findings from all the ancient sites on the island. Church Isodia Theotokou Things to do The port has many restaurants, bars, and cafes in the narrow streets behind the docks. Rent a motorbike and tour the island, visiting the...


Greek Fun | Athens to Monemvasia to Athens Itinerary

Greek Fun | Athens to Monemvasia to Athens Itinerary
A seven-night yacht charter from Athens to Monemvasia to Athens takes you to stunning Greek Islands. This route combines the Saronic Gulf, Peloponesse, and Cyclades Islands. Please note that this is only a sample itinerary. Your Captain will work with you to design a trip that suits your interests and desires. Day 1 | Athens to Poros - 29 NM Board your yacht and set sail for Poros. Poros offers a lovely combination of pine tree forests and small bays. The distance between Athens and Poros is about 29 nautical miles. Poros, Greece. Photo by Peter Boccia on Unsplash. Places to see Poros Town. Poros town is a pleasant place with beautiful neoclassical and Venetian buildings and cobbled streets. The clock tower. Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. Located on the slope of a pine forest 4km east of the central city of Poros. Things to do Walk the waterfront adorned...


Greek Odyssey | Athens to Saronic to Cyclades Itinerary

Greek Odyssey | Athens to Saronic to Cyclades Itinerary
This Athens to Saronic to Cyclades Itinerary highlights some amazingly scenic Greek Islands. Please note that this itinerary is only a sample. Your Captain will connect with you to create a personalized itinerary based on your preferences and desires. Day 1 | Athens – Poros (overnight) Just a few hundred meters separates Poros from the mainland of the Peloponnese. Poros Town is the city's center. Poros offers a delightful array of activities and sights. Visit the island's capital, Poros Town, and see the Poros Archaeological Museum. Or, take a stroll through the Poros Lemon Forest. The pleasant walk offers serene views of lush vegetation and the sea. Poros also has a vibrant nightlife scene, with a variety of bars, tavernas, and clubs. Day 2 | Poros – Spetses, Zogeria Bay | Spetses, Zogeria Bay – Spetses Port (overnight) Even though Spetses is just a few kilometers from the Peloponnese mainland,...


Saronic Luxury | Athens to Nafplion to Athens Itinerary

Saronic Luxury | Athens to Nafplion to Athens Itinerary
This sample Athens to Nafplion 14-Day Itinerary highlights the beautiful Saronic Islands. Please note that this itinerary is only a sample. Acropolis in Athens Opting for a 14-day charter instead of a 7-day one allows you to explore less-visited islands. You will have ample time to enjoy these hidden gems. Day 1 | Alimos Marina (Athens) Athens is a fantastic place to begin your Athens to Nafplion to Athens Itinerary. Once you board your yacht and your Captain reviews the safety procedures, set sail, and enjoy lunch on board. Day 2 | Aegina - 16 NM Aegina Island welcomes you with extensive sandy beaches and shallow waters suitable for families. Aegina Island Places to see Temple of Aphaia. This iconic Greek landmark stands on a 160m peak on the island's eastern side. Agios Nektarios Monastery. Agios Nektarios was famous as a great miracle worker, particularly as a healer of disease....


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