Escape the City and Explore the Saronic Islands


The Saronic Islands include – in order of proximity to Athens – Salamina, Aegina, Angistri, Athena, Poros, Hydra and Dokos.

You can either catch a ferry from Piraeus which is easily accessed from the city centre by metro or tram, or you can hire a car and drive down the coast and find a closer point to get a ferry from (or in the case of Methana, simply drive straight there!)

We did the latter during our trip to Athens and actually ended up staying in a town called Galatas which is a 5 minute €1 boat ride from Poros.

It was absolutely stunning and we were so glad we chose to team up a busy trip to the capital with a week chilling out with an incredible view. We drove to Methana too which was gorgeous – and even enjoyed their natural hot springs.

We travelled in off season so it was very quiet (we loved it!) but expect it to be busier during the peak months due to it being so easy to reach for Athenians too.

However, they’re certainly less popular and cheaper than Santorini and Mykonos, so this could be a great way to get your summer Greek island fix!

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