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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.