Athens & Nearby Islands
You'll be surprised to know that Athens and the Saronic islands are a great choice for ecotourism, combinging culture, nature and history in countless ways! You can explore the ancient monuments and museums of Athens, the vibrant capital of Greece, and then hop on a ferry to discover the beauty and charm of the nearby islands.
The Saronic islands are a group of islands in the Saronic Gulf, just a short distance from Athens. They include Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Agistri, Salamina and Methana. Each island has its own character and attractions, such as the pistachio specialties of Aegina, the elegant mansions of Hydra, the pine forests of Poros, the hot springs of Methana and the historic naval battle site of Salamina. The islands are also ideal for ecotourism activities, such as hiking, cycling, sailing, diving and swimming. You can enjoy the pristine beaches, the crystal-clear waters and the rich marine life of the Saronic Gulf. You can also visit traditional villages, monasteries, museums and archaeological sites that showcase the local culture and heritage. Athens and the Saronic islands are a perfect combination for an unforgettable ecotourism experience in Greece!