Greece is one of the standout summer destinations, renowned for offering everything from hill top villages to turquoise waters and outstanding gastronomic delights. The islands of Mykonos and Santorini are highly sought after but there is a different side to Greece that is much simpler and quicker to reach. Only a few hours from Athens, the Peloponnesian area known as the Saronic gulf, has everything you could ever want and more!
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Greece has the Meltemi Factor for Sailing!
The Meltemi wind has been blowing over the Aegean Sea recently, so we’re ready to offer some useful tips about sailing in the Greek islands. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy yourself while sailing the Greek seas.
Saronic Gulf Islands: a Pleasant Surprise Only Two Hours Cruise from Athens
The Greek islands are the stars that illuminate the world of yachting! Bright stars such as Santorini or Mykonos are dominant, with the Cyclades Islands being another desirable “constellation.”
However, as the night sky is filled with celestial bodies, so does Greece encompass countless islands — each with its own character and individuality.
You do not have to travel far from Athens to find beauty. The Saronic Gulf Islands can be reached by sailing only two hours from the Greek Capital. There you will find the full “island package,” including almost intact ancient temples, serene beaches, high-end hotels and scenery of unmatched beauty. Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses and many smaller islands have always been at the heart of Greek History.
One of the best-kept secrets of the Saronic Gulf: the Temple of Afaia in Aegina