Aegina - Salamis - Poros - Hydra
The Small Saronic Islands group it is located in the southern part of the Attica region. Among the best known in terms of tourism are Aegina, Salamina, Poros, Hydra. We remember Aegina with its villages surrounded by greenery, characteristic for its famous jugs and famous for the important monument of the time of Afea, among the most famous of past antiquity. The island of Poros stands out for its rich vegetation and beautiful beaches, which you should visit during your stay the famous and picturesque Zoodocho Pighi monastery. The largest of the islands in the Saronic Gulf in terms of size is the island of Salamina, located near the coast of attica, has practically become a suburb of the capital, enjoys beautiful and splendid beaches. Don't forget to visit the ruins of the ancient acropolis and the Faneromeni monastery.
The island of Hydra instead enjoys its fame for its naval traditions, in the area of the small port of the capital Chora the characteristic alleys are full of shops for shopping and taverns to taste the typical local dishes. Made up of white houses, stately buildings and villas, the island of Spetses as well as beautiful beaches, has a port with dozens of fishmongers, taverns and folk art shops. Scattered in the Saronic Gulf are the islands of Agistri, Aegina, Poros, Salamis, Hydra, Spetses and Methana, turn out to be an inexpensive solution for the holidays of a few days of the inhabitants of Attica and contextually they represent the favorite vacation spot of many Athenians.
In general the Saronic Islands remain relatively untouched, with sheltered bays and clear waters. The proximity of Athens and the well-being guaranteed by maritime trade have fueled cultural development and social still evident in residences and public offices. The maritime communications of the islands result well connected to the mainland by frequent hydrofoils and ferries.