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Saronic Islands

Saronic Islands | Serene and Beautiful

The Saronic Islands Yacht Charters visit some of the closest Greek islands to Athens. Your charter will take you to the mainland and the islands of Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Hydra, Salamina, and Spetses.

Saronic Islands
Aegina Island

Since each island has its character, you’ll want to experience as much as time allows. From the elegance of Aegina to carless Hydra, you will find plenty to see and do. Although you may be tempted to relax on a beach, there is much to see and do.

Saronic Islands Destinations

Saronic Islands Yacht Charters experiences in Greek culture.

Aegina | Authentic Greek Charm, History and Nature

Aegina | Authentic Greek Charm, History and Nature
Mediterranean Aegina | Authentic Greek Charm, History and Nature The Greek Island of Aegina, a Saronic Island, is within two hours of sailing from the marinas of Athens. Visiting Aegina is a great way to experience this area's rich history, unique shopping, and excellent restaurants. Aegina Town has Neoclassical buildings and is a beautiful place to enjoy leisurely walking. You'll find pistachio vendors offering samples of all things pistachio. Try tasty treats such as pistachio ice cream, chocolate with pistachio, and butter. Aegina Island Climate Aegina has a Mediterranean climate. The winters are mild, while the summers are hot and dry. It is the coldest in January. The most rain occurs in December. If you visit in August, you'll find it very hot. For the best weather, visit in the springtime. Places to See Town of Aegina Begin your journey in the island's capital and main port, Aegina Town. Beyond...

Agistri | Small Pristine Island for Adventure

Agistri | Small Pristine Island for Adventure
Mediterranean Agistri | Small Pristine Island for Adventure Agistri is a lush green Saronic Island. It has thick pine forests extending down to the beach-lined shore. Its villages are unspoiled, making for a delightfully low-key vacation destination. Agistri is famous for day trips from Athens and Aegina and weekend getaways. Mediterranean yacht charters include Agistri on many itineraries. Snorkeling Agistri Island. The islands of Agistri, Aegina, and the surrounding area formed the kingdom of Aegina, which King Aeacus once ruled. There are archaeological finds on the islands and their surrounding waters. Agistri Mediterranean Yacht Charters | Climate Agistri is warm and has dry periods in May, June, July, August, and September. July is hot, with an average high temperature of 31°C (87°F). The coldest month is February, with an average maximum temperature of 13°C (55°F). December sees the most rain. Places to see Agistri Mediterranean yacht charters stopping in Agistri...

Hydra | Island Jewel in the Saronic Gulf

Hydra | Island Jewel in the Saronic Gulf
Mediterranean Hydra | Island Jewel in the Saronic Gulf Hydra, within easy access by ferry from Athens, is a must-visit when exploring the Saronic Islands. This peaceful island is free from traffic noise since cars are not allowed, and donkeys are the primary mode of transportation. Like many of the Greek Islands, the pace of life is slower than in the US or Athens. Enjoy a leisurely meal at one of the tavernas on the waterfront or the many side streets.  Hydra Island Climate Hydra summers are hot and sunny. Temperatures range from 25 to 38°C and sometimes rise to 44°C during July and August. Hot winds from the south blow slowly during August. The sea temperature averages 27°C. Rainfall is rare, and the humidity is low. Places to See on Hydra Hydra Town: The heart of the island, Hydra Town, is a charming harbor town with narrow cobblestone streets,...

Poros | Old-World Charm and Serenity

Poros | Old-World Charm and Serenity
Mediterranean Poros | Old-World Charm and Serenity Poros Island is a stone's throw away from Galatas, mainland Greece, and about 1 – 2 ½ hours by ferry from Athens. It is a popular boating destination with a vast harbor that winds along with the town of Hora, the capital. Tavernas are along the waterfront with banks, supermarkets, shops, and the famous Clock Tower on the hill. Two Saronic Islands make up Poros, Kalavria, and Sphairia, where the town is located. During a Saronic Charter Itinerary, you can visit Spetses, Hydra, Aegina, Agistri, and Poros. Poros. Climate Poros's Mediterranean climate is warm and temperate. There is more rainfall in the winter than in the summer in Poros. The temperature averages 18.2 °C. The best time to visit is May and October, as these months have the best weather. Places to See on Poros Towns and Villages: The island boasts charming towns...

Salamina | Saronic Gem Near Athens

Salamina | Saronic Gem Near Athens
Mediterranean Salamina | Saronic Gem Near Athens Salamina is the largest island in the Saronic Gulf and the closest to Athens. For this reason, it is trendy for day trips from Athens. Salamis Island boasts a wealth of cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and a collection of monasteries and churches. . Although some areas are touristy, you can still find lovely beaches and cozy tavernas. Salamina Island Climate | Salamina The best time to visit Salamina is from May through October. During these months, the temperature is warm, and there's not much rainfall. The highest average temperature is 31°C in July, and the lowest is 12°C in January. The water temperature ranges between 16°C and 28°C. The island is famous for the Battle of Salamis and many famous men, such as the Homeric hero Ajax and the poet Angelos Sikelianos. Places to see on Salamina Agios Nikolaos Lemonion Monastery (17th...

Spetses | One of the Best Saronic Islands

Spetses | One of the Best Saronic Islands
Mediterranean Spetses | One of the Best Saronic Islands The charming Greek Island of Spetses, part of the Saronic Islands, is a popular weekend destination. It is very close to Athens, making it a quick getaway for residents. The island flourished with trade in Medieval times, and the locals constructed elegant buildings that survive today. The town is large and ideal for long walks. Spetses Spetses is a place of charm, traditional values, pine forest, and many visitors during the summer months. The streets are narrow, with a picturesque harbor and charming waterfront. There are no cars on the island. Climate The island has a warm, Mediterranean climate. Summer in Spetses is hot and sunny, like in most places in Greece, and temperatures range from 25°C to 38°C. Places to see in Spetses Cave of Bekiris: The Cave of Bekiris is renowned for its mesmerizing beauty and serves as a...

Cultural and Natural Treasures of the Saronic Islands


The Saronic Islands boast a rich tapestry of religious heritage. Each island offers a unique array of churches and chapels. On Aegina, visit the Church of Agios Nektarios, a significant pilgrimage site dedicated to the island's patron saint.

On Hydra, the Monastery of Agia Efpraxia is a testament to the island's spiritual history. Poros Island also has its share of churches, including the historic Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. Whether you seek spiritual solace or architectural marvels, the churches of the Saronic Islands provide a window into the island's cultural richness.


Dive into the captivating history and traditions of the Saronic Islands by exploring their museums. On Spetses Island, the Bouboulina Museum pays homage to the legendary Greek heroine Laskarina Bouboulina. In addition, Aegina's Archaeological Museum showcases archaeological finds from the island's past, offering valuable insights into its ancient history.

Meanwhile, Hydra's Historical Archives Museum invites visitors to uncover the island's maritime legacy. Whether you're interested in history, archaeology, or folklore, the Saronic Islands' museums offer an immersive learning experience.


The Saronic Islands' natural beauty extends beyond their coastlines. Parks and protected areas on these islands provide opportunities for serene walks and encounters with local flora and fauna. On Poros, the Lemon Forest, also known as the Lemonodassos, offers a refreshing escape amid fragrant lemon groves.

It's an ideal spot for strolls and picnics. In contrast, the rugged landscapes of Aegina provide hikers with scenic trails through lush vegetation and olive groves. Explore these parks to connect with the islands' unspoiled nature.


The Saronic Islands are renowned for their exquisite beaches that cater to all preferences. Aegina boasts the sandy shores of Agia Marina and Marathonas, ideal for relaxation and water sports. On Poros, Love Bay (Pori) allures with its crystal-clear waters and tranquil ambiance.

Hydra's Vlychos Beach offers a serene escape from the island's bustling port. Whether seeking secluded coves or bustling seaside hubs, the Saronic Islands' beaches deliver some of the world's most breathtaking coastal landscapes. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and water adventures in these pristine settings.

Hiking Trails in the Saronic Islands

Beyond the coastline, the Saronic Islands offer a network of hiking trails that traverse their diverse landscapes. On Hydra, embark on the scenic route from Hydra Town to the Monastery of Agia Matrona, where you can savor panoramic views of the island. Aegina's Mount Oros beckons hikers with its verdant slopes and historic chapels.

Cultural Festivals

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Saronic Islands by participating in local festivals and events. The Fistiki Fest celebrates the island's pistachio harvest with music, dance, and pistachio-themed treats on Aegina.

Hydra hosts the Miaoulia Festival, commemorating the island's naval history with reenactments and a stunning fireworks display. Poros offers its own festivals, such as the Poseidonia Festival, featuring concerts, theater performances, and cultural exhibitions.

Things to do

  • Enjoy beautiful architecture.
  • Hike old footpaths and see fantastic scenery.
  • Browse museums.
  • Sun on a beach.
  • Snorkel.
  • Scuba dive.
  • Kayak.
  • Mountain climb.
  • Shop.


All islands offer something tasty and unique, from Aegina's pistachios to Poros' lemons to Hydra's almonds. As in all Greek cuisine, olive oil plays a key role. And, because of the vast array of seafood in the waters surrounding the islands, fish and other seafood are plentiful.