Saronic islands

Iliades diakopes

The Saronic islands

At the South of Athens, at the edge of the Corinth Canal, this small archipelago is nestled within one of the beautiful bays in Greece. Easily accessible from the capital, it used to be the VIP resort of the rich and famous of Greece’s elite. Aegina island known for the pistachios production, its enchanting shores is the capital of the Saronic islands; Hydra with its imposing villas and unique architecture; Poros called Poseidon Island with  its green hills … They are all  very popular to Athenians due to their  their lifestyle and their welcoming shores. 

Top attractions

  • Aegina: the Archaeological Museum, the Ellenius Zeus temples of Aphaia, Agios Nektarios Monastery of the Church of Faneroméni
  • Hydra: the Cathedral, the port and its narrow streets, its old houses (“Archontika”), the village of Kalo Pigadi; cars are prohibited.
  • Poros: Monastery Zoodochos Pighi and the magnificent iconostasi of the XVIII s, the remnants of the Sanctuary of Apollo, the village of Galatas.

How to reach the Saronic islands: 

International flight to Athens airport + ferry or speedboat to Saronic islands

Well Known Greek “Philoxenia”