The Saronic Gulf Islands

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Saronic Gulf Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Ayios Nikolaos


    Boats ferry bathers from Hydra Town harbor near the Mitropolis church to pebble beaches on the island's southern coast, the best of which is...Read More

  • 2. Bouboulina's Museum

    Historic Home

    In front of a small park is Bouboulina's House, now a museum, where you can take a 45-minute guided tour (available in English) and learn about...Read More

  • 3. Hellenic Wildlife Hospital

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    At the foot of Mt. Oros, half a mile southeast of the village of Pachia Rachi, the Hellenic Wildlife Hospital (EKPAZ) is a nonprofit institution...Read More

  • 4. Hydra Historical Archives and Museum


    Housed in an impressive mansion, this collection of historical artifacts and paintings has exhibits that date back to the 18th century. Heirlooms...Read More

  • 5. Moni Beach


    In summer, caïques make frequent 10-minute trips from the fishing port of Perdika to the little island of Moni, a real heaven-on-earth inhabited...Read More

  • 6. Spetses Museum


    A fine and impressive late 18th-century archontiko , owned by the locally renowned Hatziyianni-Mexi family and built in a style that might...Read More

  • 7. Temple of Aphaia


    One of the great glories of ancient Greek art, the Temple of Aphaia is among the most extant examples of classical Doric architecture. Once...Read More

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  • 8. Aegina Archaeological Museum


    This small but choice collection of archaeological artifacts was the first ever to be established in Greece (1829). Finds from the famed Temple...Read More

  • 9. Aegina Museum of History and Folklore


    Within an 1828 neoclassical house endowed to the municipality of Aegina, this museum colorfully allows you to experience home and working life...Read More

  • 10. Aeginitissa Beach


    After Marathonas, Aeginitissa is a small, sandy bay with crystalline green waters surrounded by huge eucalyptus trees. The shallow water makes...Read More

  • 11. Anargyrios and Korgialenios School

    Educational Institution

    Known as the inspiration for the school in John Fowles's The Magus , this institution was established in 1927 as an English-style boarding...Read More

  • 12. Ayia Marina


    Favored by fashionable Greek socialites, the mostly sandy beach at Ayia Marina is the home of the elegant Paradise Beach Bar, tavernas, and...Read More

  • 13. Ayia Marina Beach


    The best sandy beach on the island, Ayia Marina is popular with the parenting set, as the shallow water is ideal for playing children. A more...Read More

  • 14. Ayia Paraskevi


    Pine trees, a canteen, sun beds, and umbrellas line Ayia Paraskevi, a sheltered and popular beach with a mostly sandy shore (and coarse pebbles...Read More

  • 15. Ayioi Anargyroi


    A clean and cosmopolitan beach, Ayioi Anargyroi has a gently sloped seabed with deep waters suitable for snorkeling, waterskiing, and other...Read More

  • 16. Ayios Mamas

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The town's stone promontory is the site of the little 19th-century church, Ayios Mamas—take your photos from a distance as the church is privately...Read More

  • 17. Ayios Nikolaos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    As you approach from the sea, your first view of Aegina Town takes in the sweep of the harbor, with quaint neoclassical buildings in the background...Read More

  • 18. Church of the Dormition

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Founded in 1643 as a monastery, the Church of the Dormition has since been dissolved and the monks' cells are now used to house municipal offices...Read More

  • 19. Dapia

    Dapia | Historic District/Site

    Ships dock at the modern harbor, Dapia, in Spetses Town. This is where the island's seafaring chieftains met in the 1820s to plot their revolt...Read More

  • 20. Ekklisia Ayios Nikolaos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the headland sits Ayios Nikolaos, the current cathedral of Spetses, and a former fortified abbey. Its lacy white-marble bell tower recalls...Read More

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