Saronic Gulf – Tour 3

Saronic Island and Peloponnese

The first leg is from Base to Aegina, Agia Marina. A great chance if you want to visit the ancient Temple of Aphaia since it is very close.

Leaving Aegina, about 4 hours later you will arrive at Hydra. A privileged place with great views, impressive architecture, imposing Mansions, narrow alleys that highlight the rich history of the island mixed with the intense scent of jasmine will enchant you. The fact that no cars or motorbikes allowed in the city port of Hydra offer a calm and relaxed mood. 

A traditional place to visit is Kyparissi. Get some rest and enjoy the delicious Mediterranean cuisine.   

When you face from a distance the imposing rock of Monemvasia you will feel awe. In the castle, you will catch yourself waiting to see knights in armor marching for the battle.

The next stop is Spetses, an island with great contribution during the war of independence against the Ottoman Empire with elegant beauty and a cosmopolitan style.

Swin and relax at the beautiful bay of Hinitsa and on the way back, visit Poros, an architectural gem with lovely beaches, crystal waters, and a pine tree forest that reaches the edge of the coastline. 

LEGS
  • Base, Marina Alimos Aegina, Ag.Marina

    Distance: 14nm – Estimated Time: 02:15 – Night Stop

  • Aegina, Ag.Marina Hydra

    Distance: 24nm – Estimated Time: 04:00 – Night Stop

  • Hydra Kyparissi

    Distance: 34nm – Estimated Time: 05:40

  • Kyparissi Monemvasia

    Distance: 20nm – Estimated Time: 03:20 – Night Stop

  • Monemvasia Spetses

    Distance: 37nm – Estimated Time: 06:15 – Night Stop

  • Spetses Hinitsa

    Distance: 2nm – Estimated Time: 00:20

  • Hinitsa Poros

    Distance: 29nm – Estimated Time: 04:50 – Night Stop

  • Poros Base, Marina Alimos

    Distance: 25nm – Estimated Time: 04:10

Difficulty

Above Moderate

Locations

7

Total nm

185

Total Est. Hours(*)

30:50

*Depends on weαther conditions

DAY 1

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AEGINA

The Temple of Aphaia (or Afea) is one of the major attractions that one can see on the island of Aegina. Built on a hill, at 160 meters, it is surrounded by pine trees and it stands out for its unique energy.

DAY 2

HYDRA

Reaching the port, Hydra island looks glamorous like an art-paint, with grey, white and blue colours above the blue of the sea, an exemplar of architectonics and aesthetics. The town of Hydra island, which is the centre of the whole island, is built amphitheatrically around the port, combining nature and architecture.

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DAY 3

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KYPARISSI
Kyparissi is the kind of holiday place that if you know about it, you only tell your closest friends because you are afraid of spoiling it. But really it would be a hard place to spoil just because of the difficulties in getting here.

DAY 4

MONEMVASIA
This imposing mass of rock that looms above the Laconian coastline is linked to the mainland by a narrow causeway and a 130 metre long bridge, to which the town owes its name (“moni emvasi”which means “only access”).
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DAY 5

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SPETSES

Spetses is the southernmost island of the Saronic Gulf and the honour of national recognition for its vital and incalculable contribution during the war of independence against the Ottoman Empire.

HINITSA
Hinitsa is a small island south of Portocheli, at the entrance of the Argolic Gulf. According to the 2011 census it has two inhabitants. Two coves are formed on the island which serve as anchorages for small boats.
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DAY 6

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POROS

At about one hour away from the port of Piraeus and equally accessible by land, Poros, part of the Saronic Gulf islands along with Salamina, Aegina, Agistri, Hydra and Spetses, has been an idyllic weekend destination for Greeks and visitors alike. 

Are you ready to create new memories?