Saronic Gulf Islands

Saronic Gulf Islands

In close distance to Athens, the Saronic Gulf Islands (or Argosaronikos islands) attract, mainly in the summertime, thousands of tourists from Europe and all over the world and many Greeks as well.

The Saronikos and Argolikos Gulf geographically constitute the region, thus called Argosaronikos. The name of the Saronikos Gulf is derived from the ancient King of Troizinia, Saronas.

The Saronikos Gulf, which is also called the Gulf of Aegina, is linked on the west to the Gulf of Corinth (Korinthiakos) by the Corinth Canal. On the north of the gulf is the shoreline of Athens and on the west and south is the coastline of the Peloponnese. Historical cities, like Athens, Elefsina, Piraeus and Aegina were developed on the Saronikos coasts.


The astonishing, popular and unique islands of Salamina, Poros, Hydra, Aegina, Spetses, Agistri and Methana - off the coasts of the Peloponnese - will fascinate you by their piscturesque beauty, marvelous beaches, natural landscapes. There is a plethora of cosy bars, smooth coktails, tasty dishes, nice coffee- breaks, just moments from Athens.

All over the islands are archaeological sites and museums, impressive mansions, clean beaches, natural beauty and landscapes that will impress you at first sight. You may enjoy your self-swimming in blue - green amazing waters in Agistri, walking in cosmopolitan Spetses and walking by the sea in majestic Hydra.

With daily routes and easy access from the port of Piraeus during the summer months, the Argosaronikos islands will enchant you with their charm and deep blue seas. You will enjoy the delicious cuisine and the cordial hospitality of the people but will also take pleasure in numerous options for a comfortable stay and enjoyment.