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Mysteries & Myths of the Saronic Gulf from Alimos

Departing from Alimos
Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 5-7 days
Sail through the Saronic Gulf, where ancient wonders meet vibrant island life.  From bustling harbors to picturesque beaches, this journey lets you immerse yourself in Greece's captivating atmosphere.Explore Aegina's rich history, uncover tranquil Ermioni, and step back in time on car-free Spetses. Discover Hydra's unique charm, wander through Poros' pine forests, and marvel at Epidaurus' healing legacy.Return to Alimos Marina with memories of sun-drenched days, vibrant nights, and the warmth of Greek hospitality.  Embrace the diverse essence of the Saronic Islands on this memorable odyssey!
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Escape to the Saronic Islands


Embark on a captivating journey through the idyllic Saronic Gulf, where a mix of history, stunning islands, and welcoming culture await. Begin your odyssey in Alimos Marina, the bustling heart of Athenian sailing. For those starting their boat tour in Alimos, Athens International Airport is the nearest point of arrival. You can quickly embark on your unforgettable sea adventure with a short transfer from the airport at the beginning of your journey.
First, discover Aegina, an island where the sun-drenched Temple of Aphaia sits atop a hill overlooking the shimmering sea. Then, explore the relaxed coastal town of Ermioni, a gateway to the Peloponnese with hidden coves and a glimpse into local life.
Step into timeless splendor on Spetses, where horse-drawn carriages replace cars and grand mansions speak of rich maritime heritage. Then, experience the iconic harbor of Hydra, where colorful houses and charming boutiques frame views of crystal-clear waters.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Poros, with its lush pine forests and tranquil beaches.Then, uncover the ancient healing wonders of Epidaurus, where a remarkably preserved theater whispers tales of bygone eras.
Finally, return to Alimos Marina, carrying memories of sun-kissed islands, friendly locals, and historical echoes of captivating Greek culture. This Saronic Gulf adventure promises diverse experiences,  inviting you to uncover the essence of these unique destinations.


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Alimos

Alimos: Gateway to the Athenian Riviera

Enjoy the best of both worlds in Alimos – relax on sun-kissed beaches and easily explore the vibrant heart of Athens. Stroll along the expansive marina, savor fresh seafood, and experience the coastal charm of the Athenian Riviera.

Beaches and Beyond

Unwind on the sandy shores of Alimos beach, take a refreshing dip in the clear waters, or sip a cool drink at a beachfront cafe.

Bustling Marina

Explore Alimos Marina, a popular hub for sailing and yachting enthusiasts. Admire the variety of boats, enjoy waterfront dining, and soak up the lively atmosphere.

Gateway to Athens

Easily access the heart of Athens and its iconic landmarks. Immerse yourself in ancient history at the Acropolis, wander through lively markets of Monastiraki, and experience the city's rich culture.

Alimos offers a blend of relaxed coastal living and convenient access to Athens' cosmopolitan energy.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 2 days
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Nearby Attractions
Exploring Alimos Marina
4.9

Visiting Alimos Marina offers a delightful escape into the world of maritime beauty and leisure. As one of the largest marinas in Greece, it boasts a mesmerizing array of yachts and sailboats, each a testament to the allure of the open sea. A leisurely stroll along the marina's promenade allows visitors to soak in the ambiance, admiring the sleek lines and elegant designs of the vessels bobbing gently in the water. For those seeking relaxation, waterfront cafes beckon with their inviting atmosphere, offering the perfect spot to savor a refreshing drink or indulge in delicious cuisine while watching the boats glide by. Adventurous spirits can embark on boat tours departing from the marina, offering the chance to explore the stunning coastline and hidden coves of the Athenian Riviera. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or simply a lover of maritime beauty, a visit to Alimos Marina promises a memorable experience that celebrates the timeless allure of the sea.

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Allou Fun Park
4.9

Allou! Fun Park in Alimos offers an exciting escape for visitors of all ages, promising a day filled with thrilling rides, games, and entertainment. Situated in the heart of the city, this expansive amusement park boasts a vibrant atmosphere and a wide array of attractions to suit every taste. From adrenaline-pumping roller coasters and exhilarating thrill rides to family-friendly attractions and games, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can test their skills at arcade games, win prizes at carnival-style booths, or indulge in delicious snacks and treats from the park's food stalls. With its lively ambiance and diverse range of activities, Allou! Fun Park provides a memorable experience for families, friends, and adventure seekers alike, making it a must-visit destination in Alimos.

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Akti Tou Iliou
4.9

Akti Tou Iliou, situated in the coastal suburb of Alimos, offers a perfect blend of sun, sea, and adventure. This bustling waterfront area is renowned for its beautiful sandy beach, Akti Tou Iliou Beach, which stretches along the Athenian Riviera, providing ample space for sunbathing and relaxation. However, Akti Tou Iliou is not just about soaking up the sun; it's also a hub for water sports enthusiasts. Visitors can indulge in a variety of thrilling water activities, including windsurfing, paddleboarding, and jet skiing, amidst the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. For those seeking even more excitement, Akti Tou Iliou is also home to a vibrant water park, offering an array of slides, pools, and attractions for all ages. Whether you're looking to ride the waves, bask in the sunshine, or make a splash at the water park, Akti Tou Iliou promises endless fun and adventure by the sea.

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Nearby Restaurants
Emagie
4.9

Emagie Greek Restaurant in Alimos offers a delightful dining experience with its focus on Greek cuisine. Since opening its doors in September 2015, Emagie has become a popular spot for those seeking authentic Greek flavors at affordable prices. The restaurant is designed to evoke the warmth and charm of an old tavern, complete with retro decor, providing a cozy and comfortable atmosphere for guests. The menu is a celebration of Greek culinary traditions, featuring a wide array of dishes that range from salads and cold starters to hot starters, grilled items, seafood, and classic Greek dishes. Emagie places a strong emphasis on using exclusively Greek products, ensuring that each meal is a genuine representation of local cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for a hearty beef dish cooked in red sauce, a refreshing Greek salad, or a selection of meze to share with friends, Emagie has something to suit every palate.

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O Mpakalis
4.9

O Mpakalis is a creative modern Greek cuisine restaurant situated in the Athenian suburb of Alimos, highly regarded for its original flavors of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist. This concept eatery offers a unique dining experience by combining the charm of a restaurant with the novelty of a grocery shop, nestled in a neighborhood location close to the beach. Its vintage atmosphere, enhanced by the nostalgic sounds of old Athens, along with a prime selection of handpicked ingredients, makes O Mpakalis a beloved destination for both locals and visitors. The restaurant prides itself on its commitment to providing exceptional service and an unforgettable culinary journey through the rich flavors of Greece.

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Piri Piri Grill
4.9

Piri Piri Grill in Alimos has made a name for itself as a go-to destination for those craving delicious, high-quality Greek food. It's a place where the commitment to clean, non-greasy food is evident in every dish served. Under new management, the restaurant has further refined its approach, ensuring the kitchen and the entire establishment are spotless, and the staff is known for their politeness and efficiency. The menu boasts superb Greek food, including souvlaki, salads, and various Greek appetizers like fried cheese (saganaki), French fries, and tzatziki, with the hog (gourounopoula) being a particular highlight for its perfection in preparation. This dedication to quality food and service has not gone unnoticed, earning it rave reviews from locals and visitors alike. Whether it's for the succulent kebabs, the tasty falafel, or the friendly atmosphere, Piri Piri Grill is highly recommended for a truly authentic dining experience in Alimos.

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Notes to sailors
  • Alimos Marina: The largest marina in Greece, offering a secure and full-service environment. Expect fees but access to a wide range of amenities and services.

  • Alimos Beach:  Stretch of sandy beach directly bordering the marina. Good holding ground, convenient for swimming and shore access. Might be exposed in certain wind conditions. 


  • Nearby Coves: Smaller coves south of Alimos can offer alternative anchorage spots. Choose a cove based on wind direction and desired level of seclusion. Watch for hazards and ensure suitable depths.


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Aegina

Aegina, a charming island in the Saronic Gulf, enchants visitors with its historical treasures, culinary delights, and beautiful beaches.

Beach Haven

Explore diverse beaches – bustling Agia Marina with its thermal springs, picturesque Glyfada, or unwind on secluded eastern and western shores. Swim in crystal-clear waters and soak up the Greek sun.

Historical Gem

Step back in time at the iconic Temple of Aphaia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander Aegina Town's charming streets, admiring neoclassical architecture and traditional homes. Learn about the island's rich past at the Kolona Archaeological Museum.

Pistachio Paradise

Aegina is famous for its world-renowned pistachios! Indulge in pistachio-flavored sweets, savory dishes, or simply enjoy them on their own.

Adventures Abound

Hike Mount Oros for breathtaking views, explore hidden coves by kayak, or try windsurfing in the Meltemi winds. Aegina offers outdoor excitement for all.Experience the unique charm of Aegina, where history, flavor, and natural beauty intertwine.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Temple of Apollo
4.9
The Temple of Aphaia, perched majestically atop a hill on the island of Aegina, is a remarkable archaeological site steeped in myth and history. Dating back to the 5th century BCE, this Doric temple is dedicated to the ancient goddess Aphaia, known for her association with fertility, agriculture, and the protection of sailors. As visitors approach the temple, they are struck by its impressive marble columns and intricate architectural details, a testament to the skill of ancient craftsmen. From its elevated vantage point, the temple offers sweeping views of the surrounding landscape and the shimmering waters of the Saronic Gulf, adding to its enchanting allure. Exploring the temple grounds, visitors can marvel at the remnants of its sacred sanctuary and ponder the rituals and ceremonies that once took place within its hallowed halls. With its timeless beauty and spiritual significance, the Temple of Aphaia stands as a captivating testament to the island's ancient past and a beacon of cultural heritage for generations to come.
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Klima Beach
4.9

Klima Beach, nestled along the picturesque coastline of Aegina, offers a tranquil escape into the island's natural beauty. With its soft golden sands and crystal-clear waters, Klima Beach beckons visitors to unwind and soak up the Mediterranean sun. Surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush greenery, the beach provides a serene setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you're lounging on the shore, swimming in the refreshing sea, or taking a leisurely stroll along the water's edge, Klima Beach offers a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its stunning views and serene atmosphere, Klima Beach is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by those seeking a slice of paradise on the island of Aegina.

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Visit the Pistachio Groves
4.9

Visiting the pistachio groves of Aegina offers a unique and flavorful experience for visitors to the island. Known as the "green gold" of Aegina, the pistachios grown here are renowned for their quality and taste. Embark on a tour of the pistachio groves and immerse yourself in the cultivation process, learning about the care and dedication that goes into producing these prized nuts. From the careful planting and nurturing of the trees to the harvesting and processing of the pistachios, you'll gain insight into every step of the journey from orchard to table. Along the way, sample some of the island's finest pistachio products, including roasted nuts, creamy spreads, and delectable desserts. Whether you're a pistachio enthusiast or simply curious to learn more about this iconic Aeginian crop, a visit to the pistachio groves is sure to delight your senses and leave you with a newfound appreciation for the "green gold" of Aegina.

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Nearby Restaurants
Babis Restaurant
4.9
Babis Restaurant in Aegina Town is celebrated for its exquisite location right by the sea, offering diners the unique experience of enjoying their meal with their feet in the sand, facing the beautiful waters of the Saronic Gulf. This restaurant, recognized for its dedication to providing a traditional Greek home-like dining experience, has earned a Certificate of Excellence and ranks as one of the top dining destinations on the island. With a menu that emphasizes seafood, Mediterranean, and Greek cuisines, Babis caters to a variety of dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Guests consistently praise the quality of food, including fresh fish and seafood, alongside the authentic Greek salads and the serene ambiance that combines dining with a picturesque view of the sea. The friendly and welcoming staff contribute to making each visit memorable, ensuring that Babis remains a must-visit spot for those seeking the warmth of Greek hospitality and quality dining on the beautiful island of Aegina.
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Ostria Restaurant
4.9

Ostria Restaurant in Aegina, situated on the serene Marathon Gulf, offers a unique dining experience right on the sand at the water's edge. For over 25 years, the Marmarinos family has welcomed guests to enjoy homemade Greek cuisine, fresh fish, and seasonal produce from their garden. The restaurant's setting with small tables spaced comfortably apart on the sand provides a warm, inviting atmosphere. Guests from all corners of the world return for the memorable dishes and moments created here.

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Krinton Gefsis Restaurant
4.9

Kriton Gefsis in Aegina is a highly recommended dining spot nestled in a tranquil street behind the harbor, praised for its delightful atmosphere, excellent food, and friendly service. It offers a wide variety of dishes that cater to different tastes, including options for gluten-free diets. The restaurant is known for its live music sessions that add to the lively dining experience, making it a memorable visit for anyone. Diners have particularly noted the exceptional ribs, lamb chops, and the warm, accommodating staff.

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Notes to sailors
  • Souvala Bay : North coast, protection from southerly winds, sandy bottom, anchor in 5-8 meters. Mind ferry traffic.

  • Marathonas Bay : Southeast coast, Meltemi shelter, sandy bottom, anchor in 4-6 meters. Can be crowded.


  • Klima Bay : Southwest coast, small cove, excellent shelter, limited space. Sand/rock bottom, anchor in 3-5 meters


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Ermioni

Ermioni: Authentic Greece on the Peloponnese

Discover Ermioni, a charming coastal town on the Peloponnese peninsula. 

Experience a relaxed pace, traditional tavernas serving fresh seafood, and whitewashed houses draped in vibrant flowers.

Historical Gems

Step back in time at Ermioni's ancient Acropolis, explore the prehistoric Bisti Caves, or hike the spectacular Katafyki Gorge – an important historical refuge.

Coastal Coves

Ermioni offers intimate beaches and secluded coves with crystal-clear water. Discover the tranquility of Dardiza beach, the family-friendly Kouverta, or picturesque Limanakia Beach.

Gateway to Exploration

Use Ermioni as your base to discover the Peloponnese's historical treasures – fortresses, monasteries, and quaint villages.Ermioni offers a blend of history, coastal charm, and an ideal base for exploring the wider Peloponnese region.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Exploring Ermioni's Old Town
4.9
Exploring the Old Town of Ermioni offers a delightful journey into the heart of its rich history and charming ambiance. As you wander through its narrow cobblestone streets, you'll be greeted by the timeless beauty of traditional whitewashed houses adorned with colorful shutters and vibrant bougainvillea. Quaint cafes beckon with their inviting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, while local shops showcase a treasure trove of handmade crafts, artisanal goods, and unique souvenirs crafted by skilled artisans. With each turn, you'll discover hidden gems tucked away in historic squares and picturesque alleyways, inviting you to immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of Ermioni's Old Town. Whether you're admiring the architecture, savoring a cup of Greek coffee, or browsing the local wares, a stroll through the Old Town promises an unforgettable experience filled with warmth, charm, and timeless beauty.
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Kouverta Beach
4.9
Kouverta Beach, with its tranquil shores and azure waters, offers a serene escape for visitors seeking relaxation and natural beauty. Named after the Greek word for "hidden," Kouverta Beach is nestled in a secluded cove, surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush greenery, creating a secluded and picturesque setting. Visitors can unwind on the soft sands, bask in the warm Mediterranean sun, and take refreshing dips in the clear waters. With its peaceful ambiance and stunning scenery, Kouverta Beach is the perfect spot for a day of leisure and rejuvenation amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Ermioni.
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Ruins of Halieis
4.9

Halieis, an ancient archaeological site located just outside Ermioni, offers a fascinating glimpse into the region's rich history and cultural heritage. Once a thriving ancient city, Halieis flourished during the classical period and played a significant role in maritime trade and commerce. Today, visitors can explore the remnants of this ancient settlement, including the remains of city walls, houses, streets, and public buildings. One of the most notable features of Halieis is the Temple of Apollo, a Doric-style temple dedicated to the god of light and the arts. As you wander through the ruins, you'll feel a sense of awe and wonder at the scale of the ancient city and the ingenuity of its inhabitants. With its captivating history and stunning archaeological remains, Halieis offers an immersive journey into the past and a deeper understanding of the cultural legacy of Ermioni.

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Nearby Restaurants
Kabos Restaurant
4.9

Kabos Restaurant in Ermioni is celebrated for its prime location directly on the shore, offering guests spectacular views and a fabulous dining experience. This establishment is known for its traditional Greek cuisine, with all dishes prepared from fresh ingredients. Guests can even select their preferred fish to be cooked to their liking. The service at Kabos is friendly and attentive, contributing to the overall welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant. It's a place where the setting amplifies the enjoyment of the meal, making it a memorable visit for anyone looking to savor the flavors of Greece against a beautiful backdrop.

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Spirandreas Taverna
4.9

Taverna Spirandreas in Ermioni is widely celebrated for its extraordinary seafood and the enchanting dining experience it offers, with its cozy, chic setting right on the water's edge. This restaurant has earned praise for being both genuine and stylish, offering a memorable ambience along with its two-generation history that adds a unique flavor and character to the place. The commitment to serving the freshest fish and seafood, delivered daily to their dock, along with attentive service and the recommendation of excellent Greek wines, makes this taverna a must-visit. Visitors often commend the quality of the food, including dishes like seafood pasta and risotto, and appreciate the friendly and accommodating staff, even when the service can get a bit slow during busy times. The open-air venue allows guests to relax and enjoy the stunning views of Ermioni, making each visit to Taverna Spirandreas truly unforgettable

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Tzieris Tavern
4.9

Tzieris Tavern in Ermioni is celebrated for its exceptional location and cuisine, earning its reputation as one of the best dining spots in the area. Set against the picturesque coast of Argolis, it offers guests breathtaking views over the water, especially enchanting at night when the area is lit up. Known for its freshly caught fish and friendly atmosphere, the tavern provides a memorable dining experience. Visitors are particularly fond of the octopus meatballs, a must-try according to patrons. Managed by Kiriakos and Antonis, Tzieris Tavern is praised for the personal interest they show in their customers and their active involvement in both food preparation and service. The atmosphere is described as nothing short of friendly, with polite smiling faces welcoming guests. The culinary offerings at Tzieris blend simplicity with tradition, and the restaurant is particularly noted for its dishes during the pomegranate celebration weekend. For those exploring the beauty of Ermioni, Tzieris Tavern comes highly recommended for an authentic and enjoyable gastronomic journey.

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Notes to sailors
  • Ermioni Town Quay: Busy harbor, potential swell in northerlies. Sandy bottom, watch for ferry traffic. Access to town amenities.

  • Mandhraki Bay: Northeast of town. Good all-around protection, but limited space. Anchor in 4-6 meters, sandy bottom.


  • Petrothalassa Bay (Bisti): East of Ermioni. Deep cove, mixed sand/weed bottom (less secure holding). Meltemi shelter, avoid in strong southerlies.


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Spetses

Spetses: Timeless Elegance on the Saronic Gulf

Discover Spetses, a charming island where cars are replaced by bicycles and horse-drawn carriages. Bask in the laid-back pace, explore elegant mansions steeped in history, and savor the vibrant atmosphere of its picturesque port.

Historical Echoes

Immerse yourself in Spetses' rich heritage as a key player in the Greek War of Independence. Visit Bouboulina's Museum, honoring the island's naval heroine, and wander through streets that whisper tales of the past.

Coastal Charms

Spetses enchants with its stunning beaches.  Unwind on the golden sands of Agioi Anargyroi, swim in the crystal-clear waters of Agia Paraskevi, or seek out the tranquility of secluded coves.

A Vibrant Heart

Explore Dapia, the island's captivating main port. Sample local delicacies at charming tavernas, browse boutiques filled with unique finds, and soak up the lively Spetses energy.

Spetses offers a timeless blend of history, natural beauty, and an atmosphere that captures the essence of island life.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
Bouboulina Museum
4.9

The Bouboulina Museum on the island of Spetses is a captivating tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of Laskarina Bouboulina, one of Greece's most revered heroines and naval commanders. Housed in Bouboulina's ancestral mansion, the museum offers visitors a glimpse into the extraordinary life of this fearless woman who played a pivotal role in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. As you step inside the museum, you'll be immersed in the history and heritage of the Greek Revolution, with exhibits showcasing artifacts, personal belongings, and historical documents related to Bouboulina's life and achievements. From her iconic sword and traditional attire to intricate models of her legendary ship, the Agamemnon, the museum provides a comprehensive overview of Bouboulina's courage, leadership, and indomitable spirit. Through multimedia presentations and interactive displays, visitors can gain a deeper understanding of Bouboulina's role in shaping Greece's destiny and inspiring future generations. With its rich history and compelling storytelling, the Bouboulina Museum offers a poignant tribute to a true Greek heroine and a testament to the enduring spirit of freedom and independence.

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Zogeria Beach
4.9

Zogeria Beach, nestled on the idyllic island of Spetses, is a hidden gem offering a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Tucked away in a secluded cove, this pristine beach boasts soft golden sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters, inviting visitors to unwind and reconnect with nature. Surrounded by verdant pine forests and rugged cliffs, Zogeria Beach exudes a sense of serenity and seclusion, making it the perfect spot for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you're lounging on the sun-drenched shores, swimming in the refreshing sea, or simply soaking up the breathtaking views of the Aegean coastline, Zogeria Beach offers a blissful escape into paradise. With its natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere, it's no wonder that Zogeria Beach is a favorite destination for those seeking a slice of serenity on the enchanting island of Spetses.

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Profitis Ilias Monastery
4.9

The Profitis Ilias Monastery, perched majestically atop the highest peak of Spetses island, offers a serene and spiritual retreat amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Dating back to the 17th century, this historic monastery is dedicated to the Prophet Elijah and holds deep religious significance for locals and visitors alike. As you ascend the winding path leading to the monastery, you'll be greeted by panoramic views of the azure Aegean Sea and the verdant landscape stretching out below. Upon reaching the monastery, you'll discover a tranquil oasis of peace and contemplation, with its whitewashed walls, ornate Byzantine-style architecture, and fragrant gardens. Step inside the monastery to admire its intricate frescoes, ornamental icons, and sacred relics, and take a moment to reflect in the quietude of its hallowed halls. Whether you're seeking spiritual solace, cultural enrichment, or simply breathtaking vistas, a visit to the Profitis Ilias Monastery promises a profound and unforgettable experience on the enchanting island of Spetses.

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Nearby Restaurants
On The Verandah
4.9
On the Verandah in Spetses offers a unique dining experience, combining exquisite cuisine with breathtaking views, housed within a prestigious hotel setting. Patrons rave about the delectable dishes and the exceptional wine selection, alongside the warm, accommodating service provided by the staff. The ambiance of On the Verandah, particularly during sunset, is celebrated for its elegance and charm, making it an ideal spot for both romantic dinners and relaxed evening cocktails. This restaurant stands out not only for its culinary delights but also for its inviting atmosphere and stunning location overlooking the sea.
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Liotrivi Restaurant
4.9

Liotrivi Restaurant in Spetses is known for its delightful dishes and charming location by the sea. The ambiance of dining outdoors on the deck, with views of the sea, enhances the overall experience. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes that are well-received by its guests, although there may be occasional delays in service. A meal here, including two glasses of wine and a dessert, typically costs around 42 euros per person. The dessert, noted for being freshly homemade, adds a special touch to the dining experience. While the food and service are generally rated as okay, the unique setting and atmosphere of Liotrivi Restaurant make it a notable destination for visitors to Spetses .

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Clock Eatry & Pizza
4.9

Clock Eatery & Pizza in Spetses offers a delightful dining experience focusing on fresh Greek food with a special emphasis on pizza. Guests can enjoy a variety of Mediterranean dishes along with vegetarian-friendly and vegan options. The restaurant is known for its casual yet quality atmosphere, efficient service, and value for money. It's a top choice for those seeking a blend of traditional and modern Greek cuisine in a relaxed setting.

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Notes to sailors
  • Spetses Port: Decent overall protection, potential swell in northerlies. Watch for ferries, find suitable anchoring depths.


  • Agioi Anargyroi Bay: SW side.  Good Meltemi shelter, can get crowded. Sandy bottom.


  • Zogeria Bay: Eastern side.  Protection from westerlies. Mixed bottom (sand/rock), anchor with care.


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Hydra

Hydra: Enchanting History Meets Car-Free Charm

Discover Hydra, an island where donkeys replace cars, and a captivating history blends with timeless beauty. Stroll cobblestone streets lined with elegant mansions, soak up the vibrant harbor atmosphere, and unwind on pristine beaches.

An Island Steeped in History

Step back in time by visiting the Historical Archives Museum of Hydra, exploring the island's rich maritime heritage. Wander through the narrow streets where heroes of the Greek War of Independence once walked.

Coastal Paradise

Experience Hydra's stunning coastline. Swim in the crystal-clear waters of Vlychos beach, bask on the pebbles of Spilia, or seek out the tranquil seclusion of Bisti cove.

The Heart of Hydra

Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Hydra's port.  Browse art galleries and boutiques, savor traditional Greek cuisine at waterfront tavernas, and revel in the island's unique energy.Hydra offers a captivating blend of history, scenic beauty, and a relaxed island pace.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for 1 days
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Nearby Attractions
The Monastery of Agia Efpraxia
4.9

The Monastery of Agia Efpraxia, nestled amidst the scenic landscape of Hydra island, is a hidden gem of spiritual tranquility and historical significance. Dating back to the 17th century, this Byzantine monastery is dedicated to Saint Efpraxia, a revered figure in Greek Orthodox tradition. As you approach the monastery, you'll be greeted by its whitewashed walls, traditional architecture, and peaceful surroundings, offering a serene retreat from the bustling world below. Step inside the monastery to discover a treasure trove of religious artifacts, ornate icons, and sacred relics, each bearing witness to centuries of devotion and piety. Admire the exquisite frescoes adorning the walls of the chapel, depicting scenes from the life of Saint Efpraxia and other saints of the Orthodox faith. Take a moment to reflect in the quietude of the monastery's courtyard, surrounded by fragrant gardens and ancient olive trees. Whether you're seeking spiritual solace, cultural enrichment, or simply a moment of peace amidst the beauty of Hydra, a visit to the Monastery of Agia Efpraxia promises a profound and unforgettable experience.

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Exploring Hydra Town
4.9

Hydra Town, the charming capital of Hydra island, exudes a timeless allure with its scenic harbor, cobblestone streets, and elegant architecture. As you step off the boat and onto the bustling waterfront promenade, you'll be greeted by a picturesque scene of colorful neoclassical mansions, lively cafes, and traditional tavernas lining the harbor. Take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront, admiring the elegant sailboats and yachts bobbing in the azure waters, or explore the narrow alleyways that wind their way through the heart of the town. Discover hidden gems such as quaint boutiques selling local crafts, art galleries showcasing the works of Hydra's talented artists, and historic landmarks like the Cathedral of Hydra and the former home of celebrated Greek poet, Andreas Miaoulis. Whether you're savoring a meal of fresh seafood at a waterfront taverna, browsing the shops for souvenirs, or simply soaking up the ambiance of this enchanting town, Hydra Town offers a quintessentially Greek experience that captivates visitors from around the world.

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Vlychos Beach
4.9

Vlychos Beach, nestled on the tranquil shores of Hydra island, offers a serene escape amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Saronic Gulf. As you approach this picturesque beach, you'll be greeted by soft golden sands gently lapped by the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. Surrounded by verdant hillsides and fragrant pine forests, Vlychos Beach exudes an atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation, making it the perfect spot for a day of leisure and rejuvenation. Whether you're lounging on the sun-kissed sands, swimming in the refreshing sea, or simply soaking up the breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline, Vlychos Beach promises an idyllic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With its pristine shores and unspoiled natural setting, Vlychos Beach invites visitors to unwind and connect with the beauty of Hydra's coastal landscape.

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Nearby Restaurants
Piato
4.9

Piato in Hydra Town is celebrated for its home-cooked Greek, Mediterranean, and seafood dishes, capturing the essence of traditional Greek cuisine. Hydra is ffering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Located at the heart of Hydra's port, Piato promises a dining experience with beautiful views, friendly service, and a welcoming atmosphere, all within the price range of $16 to $22. It's highly recommended for those seeking authentic Greek flavors and a memorable meal by the sea.

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Kai Kremmidi
4.9

Kai Kremmidi Restaurant in Hydra is a charming spot known for its delicious Doner, mouth-watering brownies, and a serene garden setting. Located on a picturesque green street, it provides a unique dining experience blending tasty Greek cuisine with a tranquil atmosphere. Ideal for those looking to enjoy a meal in a beautiful, peaceful garden away from the bustling main port.

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Techne Restaurant
4.9
Techne Restaurant in Hydra extends an invitation to a serene dining experience with its open-air setting offering sweeping views of the island's picturesque landscape and the calming Aegean Sea. The ambiance marries the rustic charm of Hydra's architectural heritage with a touch of modern sophistication, promising a memorable culinary journey. As the day fades into night, the restaurant's inviting glow pairs perfectly with the stunning sunsets, creating an idyllic backdrop for savoring their contemporary takes on classic Mediterranean and Greek dishes.
Mediterranean
Notes to sailors
  • Hydra Town Harbor: Central location, good holding. Be mindful of ferries. Consider eastern part for less crowding.

  • Mandraki Bay: East of town. Excellent Meltemi shelter, exposed in southerlies.



  • Bisti Cove: NW side.  Protects from southerlies, possible gusts. Mixed bottom.


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Poros

Poros: Pine-Clad Haven on the Saronic Gulf

Escape to Poros, a charming island where lush pine forests meet the vibrant Aegean Sea. Explore its picturesque harbor town, uncover historical landmarks, and relax on breathtaking beaches.

Echoes of the Past

Step into history at the Archaeological Museum of Poros, showcasing the island's ancient roots. Delve deeper by visiting the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, offering panoramic views from its hilltop perch.

Coastal Delights

Poros boasts an array of beaches to suit every taste. Unwind on the popular Askeli beach, enjoy the relaxed vibe of Love Bay, or discover the secluded cove of Russian Bay.

The Buzz of Poros Town

Wander the charming streets of Poros Town, admiring the clock tower and traditional architecture. Browse local shops, sip coffee at a waterfront cafe, and experience the island's friendly atmosphere.Poros delivers a blend of natural beauty, historical treasures, and the welcoming warmth of Greek island life.

Recommended duration of stay: ideal for days
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Nearby Attractions
Poros Town
4.9

Poros Town offers a delightful journey through its quaint streets adorned with neoclassical buildings and lined with charming tavernas. As you wander through this picturesque town, you'll be enchanted by the bustling waterfront promenade, where fishing boats bob gently in the harbor and locals gather to socialize. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the historic Clock Tower, an iconic landmark that offers a glimpse into Poros' rich history. Stroll along the seafront, taking in the salty breeze and admiring the panoramic views of the sparkling Aegean Sea. For a truly memorable experience, make your way to the top of the hill, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas overlooking the town and beyond. Whether you're exploring its cultural landmarks, savoring the local cuisine, or simply soaking up the ambiance of its charming streets, Poros Town promises an unforgettable adventure filled with beauty, history, and Mediterranean charm.

Old Town
Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi
4.9

The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, nestled on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque Poros Town, is a serene sanctuary steeped in history and spirituality. Dating back to the 18th century, this Byzantine monastery captivates visitors with its elegant architecture, peaceful atmosphere, and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. As you ascend the stone steps leading to the monastery, you'll be greeted by the soothing sound of church bells and the fragrance of blooming flowers. Step inside the monastery's whitewashed walls to discover a treasure trove of religious artifacts, ornate icons, and sacred relics, each telling a story of faith and devotion. Visit the chapel dedicated to Zoodochos Pigi, the "Life-Giving Spring" icon of the Virgin Mary, and marvel at its intricate frescoes and exquisite craftsmanship. Take a moment to reflect in the tranquil courtyard, surrounded by ancient olive trees and lush greenery, or light a candle in the dimly lit interior of the church. Whether you're seeking spiritual solace, cultural enrichment, or simply a moment of quiet contemplation, the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi offers a peaceful retreat amidst the beauty of Poros Town.

Monastery
Pine Forests of Poros
4.9

Poros Island boasts enchanting pine forests that offer a tranquil escape amidst nature's embrace. These verdant woodlands, with their towering pine trees and fragrant resinous aroma, provide a serene backdrop for leisurely strolls, picnics, and outdoor adventures. As you wander through the pine forests of Poros, dappled sunlight filters through the lush canopy, casting a gentle glow on the forest floor below. The soothing sound of rustling leaves and birdsong fills the air, creating a peaceful ambiance that invites relaxation and contemplation. Visitors can explore winding trails that meander through the forest, revealing hidden clearings, scenic viewpoints, and glimpses of the azure sea beyond. Whether you're seeking solitude, adventure, or simply a moment of quiet reflection, the pine forests of Poros offer a verdant sanctuary where you can reconnect with nature and rejuvenate your soul.

Pine Forests
Nearby Restaurants
Oasis Tavern
4.9
Oasis Tavern in Poros is a quintessential Greek culinary experience, marrying the simplicity of traditional taverna ambiance with a delightful menu. With a reputation for hospitality and sumptuous local dishes, the tavern has become a favorite for both locals and visitors. The setting, possibly close to the sea, enhances the dining experience, allowing guests to enjoy the authentic flavors of Greece while soaking in the idyllic environment. Oasis Tavern's menu likely showcases a range of Greek specialties, from freshly caught seafood to vibrant salads, each dish reflecting the rich culinary heritage of the region. The presentation of the food, often colorful and inviting, promises not just a meal, but a feast for the senses. The restaurant's selection of Greek wines, from crisp whites to robust reds, complements their dishes perfectly, ensuring a well-rounded dining experience. Oasis Tavern stands out as a gem in Poros, a must-visit for anyone seeking the true taste of Greek hospitality and cuisine.
Greek
Kanali Restaurant
4.9

Kanali Beach Bar-Restaurant in Poros is a popular spot that combines the relaxation of a beach setting with the enjoyment of dining. It's praised as one of the best beach bars in Poros, offering not just a place to have dinner and cocktails but also an atmosphere where you can sit directly on the sand for a meal. The staff, particularly Panos, receives commendations for being helpful and accommodating, ensuring guests have a pleasant experience.

The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including seafood, with fresh calamari stuffed with feta cheese and peppers noted as a highlight. The refreshing sangria also comes recommended. It's not just the food that makes Kanali a great choice; the ambiance, including the sea front chairs with umbrellas and the well-appointed beach bar, contributes to a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Beach Bar-Restaurant
Perel
4.9

Perel in Poros presents itself as a hub of culinary delight, offering a diverse menu that caters to various tastes. The images showcase a gastronomic journey, featuring beautifully plated eggs benedict with a rich, cascading hollandaise sauce, a fresh and vibrant salad that hints at health-conscious yet flavorful options, and burgers that seem to capture both the essence of comfort food and the elegance of fine dining. These dishes, prepared with attention to detail and presentation, suggest a dining experience at Perel is not only about satisfying hunger but also about enjoying food that pleases the eye and the palate. The ambiance of the restaurant, with its inviting and neatly arranged interior, creates a warm and cozy environment that complements the dining experience. This combination of delightful dishes and a welcoming atmosphere at Perel seems to promise an enjoyable meal whether you're starting your day with a hearty breakfast, pausing for a refreshing lunch, or ending your day with a satisfying dinner.

Breakfast
Notes to sailors
  • Poros Town Harbor: Convenient, close to town. Potential swell in northerly winds. Sandy bottom, be mindful of depths. Watch for local boat traffic.

  • Love Bay: North of Poros Town. Offers good shelter and a relaxed vibe.  Look for suitable anchoring depths depending on your vessel.


  • Russian Bay: A scenic and sheltered option on the northern side of the island.  Can be popular, arrive early or have alternate anchorages in mind.


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