Lavrion to Saronic Islands Itinerary

A one-week Lavrion to the Saronic Islands to Lavrion Itinerary takes you to some of the most beautiful islands in the Saronic Gulf. It is an accessible itinerary as the local sea is protected from strong winds and big waves. 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.

Include Aegina Island in your Lavrion to Saronic Islands Itinerary
Aegina Island. Photo by Emily Karakis on Unsplash.

Day 1: Aegina – 35 NM

Depart from the Lavrion-Olympic marina. The first destination is the cove of Agia Marina on Aegina island.

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 main spots, such as Aegina Town, Perdika, Vagia, and Marathon.
  • Hike. Many old footpaths cross the island.

Days 2 and 3: Hydra – 27 NM

The next day sail to the island of Hydra. This island was significant in the Greek Revolution (19th century). It is also worth noting that no motor vehicles are allowed on the island.

Stop over at Hydra, Greece in your Lavrion to Saronic Islands Itinerary
Hydra, Greece. Photo by Dominik Gawlik on Unsplash.

Places to see

  • Mount Eros. The highest point on Hydra and well worth a climb. The view from the summit is spectacular. Use caution in the summer as the climb is strenuous.
  • Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra. Located on the slope of Mount Eros at an altitude of 588 meters. Hike, or take a horse ride to this lovely monastery.
  • Memorial to Fallen Hydriots in World War II. The memorial commemorates Hydriots who died in combat during the Second World War.

Things to do

  • Explore Hydra on horseback. Harriet’s Hydra Horses offers organized rides around the island.
  • Swim and have fun in Mandraki bay, right by the yacht.
  • Have a romantic evening in the beautiful Old Town, dining in a restaurant or drinking at one of the bars.
  • Shop cute boutiques such as Asproulis for lace, crocheted, and embroidered apparel and linens, or Koutsikou Hydra for clothing, accessories, and home decor.

Day 4 – Spetses – 15 NM

Spetses Island is about 15 miles from Hydra. This small island welcomes you with crystal clear water, narrow old streets, fantastic beaches, and waterfront restaurants.

Be welcomed by the beautiful beach of Spetses, Greece
Spetses, Greece. Photo by Theo Maroulis on Unsplash.

Places to see

  • Lighthouse. One of the oldest lighthouses in Greece is located on the right side of the old harbor.
  • Spetses Museum. The museum is in the Mansion of Hatzigianni-Mexi, a local 19th-century tradesman.
  • Monastery of Agioi Pantes. Since this monastery is on top of a hill, you have a fantastic view of the town and the sea.
  • Monastery of Agios Nikolaos, the patron saint of sailors, is just outside Spetses Town. It is open to visitors, but there is a dress code—long trousers and covered shoulders for men and long skirts for women.
  • Bekiri’s Cave. This impressive cave is difficult to reach but well worth the effort. It’s close to Agioi Anargyri beach, on the island’s western side. The cave’s interior is fascinating, with blue-green water and a little beach.

Things to do

  • Walk the old footpaths that criss-cross the island.
  • Admire the architecture in Spetses town.
  • Swim at one of several beaches.
  • Shop at local boutiques. Nord Ceramics Art & Design offers art from Greek artists. Ratih has unique clothing, accessories, and jewelry.

Day 5 – Dokos – 9 NM

On the fifth day, you leave Hydra to visit the nearby island of Dokos. The trip lasts for almost an hour. Dokos is an uninhabited small islet fully protected from winds. The cove is large, so you can have complete privacy away from other yachts and enjoy a relaxing day and night on your yacht.

Day 6: Poros – 22 NM

At Poros, your Captain can berth at the picturesque port, with traditional restaurants, fish taverns, and many bars. If you prefer anchoring, the coves within the strait of Poros offer safe shelter and a beautiful natural landscape.

Poros Island in a highlight in your Lavrion to Saronic Islands Itinerary
Poros Island, Greece. Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash.

Places to see

  • Sanctuary of Poseidon. This ancient temple dates back to the 6th Century BC.
  • Town of Poros. Stroll along narrow streets and find quiet tavernas and restaurants.
  • Lemon forest
  • Citron art gallery

Things to do

  • Swim.
  • Shop. The Municipal Market of Poros has fresh fish and meats, and the waterfront at the Port of Poros is also an excellent place to walk and browse various shops.
  • Visit the beach. Askeli beach, Miko Neorio Bay, Love Bay, or Russian Bay. All have calm, clear water for swimming or wading and warm sandy beaches.

Day 7: Agkistri – 14 NM

After you leave Poros, head to the island of Agistri. It is one of the most excellent destinations in the area, with lush, fragrant pine trees covering the island’s hills and the lacy-like, rocky coastline offering good shelter from almost any wind direction.

Places to see

  • Villages. The island has four: Metochi, Limenaria, Skala, and Milos. Each village offers a unique mix of restaurants, tavernas, and bars.
  • Church of Agioi Anargyroi.

Things to do

  • Dine at the fish taverna “To Agistri” in the center of Skala. This restaurant has a view of the blue Saronic Gulf and made-to-order meals.
  • Horseback ride.
  • Kayak.
  • Walk. Metochi village is the perfect place to reach some of the main tr are marked and make great walking and exploring excursions.
  • Scuba dive. Interdive offers organized dive trips.

Day 8: Return to Lavrion Olympic Marina

After you spend your last day in Agkistri, your yacht returns to the Lavrion Olympic marina. A wonderful, calm sailing excursion is coming to an end.

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