Saronic Weekend Chill


Set sail for an easy, breezy, getaway and escape the heat of the week. In less than a few hours leave the hustle and bustle behind and dive into the sparkling Saronic Gulf. Pack your bags, your suntan lotion and pick your “weekend chill” from Cycladia’s list.

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1. Salamina – The historic island

Set Sail: From the port of Perama in 10 min. or from Piraeus in 20 min.

Splash Around: Kanakia, Peristeria, Giala, Satirli, Kaki Vigla, Selinia, Ajax Club

Drop by: The cave of Euripides, the Windmills, the Kingdom of Ajax, Faneromeni Monastery, Archaeological & Folk Museums, The Euripidian theatre

Nibble on: Platetsi & Kougoulouari pies, fresh fish & seafood, roast coq-au-vin, fried shrimp with feta, semolina custard pie, squash pie, carrot pie and pancakes

Bring back: Must-rollsSalamina

2. Aegina -The Pistachio Island

Set Sail: From the port of Piraeus in 35 min.-1h 15 min.

Splash Around: Agia Marina, Marathonas, Souvala, Vagia, Perdika

Drop by: The temple of Aphaia, Palaiochora, Kolona, Agios Nektarios Monastery, Moni islet

Nibble on: Octopus with pasta, lamb with pistachio crust, pistachio pate, cuttlefish in wine

Bring back: PistachiosAegina

3. Hydra - The jet-set haven

Set Sail: From the port of Piraeus in 1h 30 min.

Splash Around: Mandraki, Spilia, Vlychos, Kaminia, Bisti, Agios Nikolaos

Drop by: The Ecclesiastical Museum, the Merchant Marine Academy, Hydra Museum

Nibble on: Fresh fish & seafood

Bring back: Marzipans and wine from the monastery of Prophet EliasHydra

4. Agistri – The diamond of the Argosaronic Gulf

Set Sail: From the port of Piraeus in 50 min.-2 hours

Splash Around: Megalochori, Skala, Dragonera, Aponissos, Chalikiada

Drop by: Skala, Megalochori, Limenaria, Metochi, church of Agioi Anargyroi

Nibble on: Fresh fish & seafood with pasta

Bring back: Sweet preserves and handmade pastaAgistri

5. Poros - The Island of the lemon blossoms

Set Sail: From the port of Piraeus in 1-2h 30min.

Splash Around: Russian Bay, Vagionia, Mikro Neorio, Love’s Bay, Askeli, Monastiri

Drop by: The Archaeological & Folklore Museums, Library, Town, Poseidon’s Remnants, The lemon forest

Nibble on: Pasta with lobster, anchovies, spaghetti al pesto with octopus

Bring back: Amygdalota, local wine, olive oil, essential oils, embroideriesPoros

6. Methana – The island of Spas

Set Sail: From the port of Piraeus in 2 hours or ride a car from Galatas in 30 min.

Splash Around: Limnionas, Kounoupitsa, Almyra, Ai Giorgis beach, Saint Nicholas and Palaiokastro.

Drop by: the Volcano, Vromolimni’s Hot Springs, Peristerion Cave, the medieval castle of Faviere, the hill of Agios Konstantinos & Eleni

Nibble on: Fresh seafood delicacies

Bring back: Local WineMethana

7. Spetses - The Island of fragrances

Set Sail: From the port of Piraeus in 2-3 hours

Splash Around: Agios Mamas, Agioi Anargyroi, Scholes beach, Zogeria, Vrellos beach, Agia Paraskevi

Drop by: Bouboulina Museum, Museum of Spetses, the Lighthouse at the old harbour

Nibble on: Fish a la Spetsiota, marzipans

Bring back: HoneySpetses

Fancy a break away for this weekend?

Saronic-scape with Cycladia and chill!

Image Credits:
Weekend Chills:oikairoimou.blogspot.com
Salamina: ©Lampridis Dimitris
Aegina 1:©_portofaegina.gr
Aegina 2: ©Alexander Berga – eginagreece.com
Hydra: ©hydra.com.gr
Agistri:©sailboatchartergreece.com
Poros: ethnos.gr
Methana Images:methanaholidays.eu
Spetses: ©greektastes.com

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