The Saronic Islands! Just a hop from Athens!
The saronic islands might be relatively close to Athens, from 1 to 2 hours away for the most part, but they’re a completely stunningly different world! Each one has something to offer, such as the pistachio specialties of Aegina, the amazing boardwalk of Poros with its restaurants, the sophisticated vibe of Spetses and the old-world mansions of Hydra. The little island of Agistri is also a little gem that tourists don’t know but Athenians flock to, while the uninhabited island of Moni, just off Aegina, has a gorgeous beach to discover. For the road less traveled, the ‘faux’ island of Methana, really a peninsula because of its land bridge, is also a noteworthy attraction with its hiking paths, traditional way of life, hot springs, and dormant volcano in its midst. If you’re in Athens and want a quick island trip our suggestions to any and all of these will help show you some truly amazing sights. Lastly, the local island of Salamina, known for the Battle of Salamis, offers good fishing trips and a preview of what life was like on different islands before tourism development arrived.