Saronic Gulf

Lying on the eastern coast of the Peloponnese Peninsula, the beautiful Saronic Islands of Aegina, Hydra, Spetses and Poros offer unspoiled anchorages, quaint fishing harbours, Byzantine castles, archaeological treasures, and quayside bars and taverns.

Explore the narrow cobbled streets of Hydra where cars are banned and transportation is provided by horses, mules and donkeys before visiting the famous Aphea Temple in Aegina and ambling around the bustling bars and restaurants of vibrant Poros. While the Meltemi wind does get strong during August, the Saronic Islands are more sheltered than the Cyclades, offering great but manageable sailing for the whole season.