Are Saronic islands worth visiting?
The Saronic islands are blessed with several beautiful beaches. Some of them are well organized and have many café-restaurants, water sports and other activities. For those who prefer isolation, there are also a few beaches which are secluded and peaceful. Agia Paraskevi on Spetses is an example of an organized beach.
Which is the best Saronic island to visit?
Poros is great for sailing, Hydra has amazing architecture, Spetses stands out for the elegant mansions and Aegina is ideal for family vacations. This Saronic islands travel guide will give you all the necessary information to organize your holiday.
Where are the Saronic islands?
The Saronic Islands or Argo-Saronic Islands is an archipelago in Greece, named after the Saronic Gulf in which they are located, just off the Greek mainland. The main inhabited islands of this group are Salamis, Aegina, Agistri, and Poros.
How long is the ferry from Athens to Aegina?
40 min to 1 hr 15 min
The Athens to Aegina ferry time is usually 40 min to 1 hr 15 min.
Should I go to Hydra or Spetses?
Hydra is more of a “day-trip” island but you will not regret going. Spetses is nice, a little larger with a nice port and architecture, but not quite as upscale as Hydra. There isn’yt really a lot to do on either island other than walking and hiking but I think Hydra would be your best bet.
Where is the Saronic Gulf?
The Saronic Gulf (Greek: Σαρωνικός κόλπος, Saronikós kólpos) or Gulf of Aegina in Greece is formed between the peninsulas of Attica and Argolis and forms part of the Aegean Sea. It defines the eastern side of the isthmus of Corinth, being the eastern terminus of the Corinth Canal, which cuts across the isthmus.
How deep is the Saronic Gulf?
The maximum depth of the gulf is 416 meters extending west to the volcano of Methano and has great shipping significance for sea travel in Greece.
Is Hydra crowded?
For me the best time to visit the beaches is early in the morning where you will enjoy your isolation and the calm waters. Instead, at noon beaches are crowded. They are not so easy to reach, it needs a lot of walking to go to the beaches in Hydra but you can also take the boat from the port.
What are the Saronic Gulf Islands?
The Saronic gulf islands. The greek islands of Argo-Saronic – also known as Saronic Islands form an archipelago in Greece, located and named after the Saronic Gulf, near Athens. The most important islands of this group are Aegina, Agistri, Methana, Poros, Hydra, Spetses.
Why visit the saronics?
As with all Greek islands, each of the Saronics has a unique feel and culture, so you can hop between classical heritage, resort beaches, exquisite architecture and remote escapism.
Are there whales in Saronic Gulf?
The Saronic Gulf is one of congregating areas for short-beaked common dolphins in Aegean Sea. On recent occasions, more of large whales such as fin whales have been sighted in the gulf due to improving environmental conditions. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Saronic Gulf.