The Saronic & Argolic Gulfs
Epidavros, Hydra, Aegina, Poros, Navplio, Vathi, Methana
This circular sailing route starting from Athens cruises south visiting different islands and ports every day : Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses and ports on the Peloponese.
You may wish to plan your trip to include a few days on shore visiting Athens. Depending on the length of your cruise you have the opportunity to cruise both the Saronic and the Argolic Gulfs, visiting the islands and ports of the Pelopenese.
Our ports of call could include : Epidavros, Methana, Vathi, Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Navplion, Astros, Leonidio, Monemvasia
For those who wish to sail further, the islands of Kea, Kithnos and Serifos are also within easy reach.
Aegina - is a small Saronic island boasting neoclassical architecture and ancient sites including the Doric temple of Athena Aphaia, the Monastery Agios Nektarios and the Temple of Apollo. Aegina is famous for its crops of pistachio.
Hydra - also in the Saronic, lies just off the Pelopenese coast. Hydra is completely traffic free, even bicycles are banned. Transport is by donkey or water taxi. The main town is extremely picturesque, full of red-tiled houses and stone-paved narrow alleys. It used to be the destination of fashionable artists during the sixties, famously Leonard Cohen, and has kept a highly cosmopolitan character.
Ermioni - located on a wooded headland on the Pelopenese mainland. Despite its proximity to Athens the place is tranquil and unspoiled. In earlier times Ermioni was an important port show as by the ancient mole and walls near the end of the headland.
Spetses - the ancient island of Pityousa (Island of Pines), is a hilly and wooded island and is the southern most of the Saronic Islands boasting beautiful beaches. No motor vehicles are allowed on Spetses apart from public service vehicles.
Navplion - the old town is on a peninsula jutting into the gulf overlooked by the fortress of Palamidi. Navplion is one of the lovliest towns in Greece. The old city with its neoclassic houses, picturesque streets, wooden balconies and Turkish fountains. Syntagma Square with its mosques and pavement cafes is like a fairy land.
Astros is built on hills around a sandy bay. A medieval castle on top of the hill provides a panoramic view over the gulf. The place is alive with fishermen. Approximately 4 km from the village is Moni Loukous, a large monastery, which is well worth a visit.
Epidavros (Epidaurus) sited directly below Mt. Arahneo which is mentioned by Aeschylus in his tragedy Agamemnon. The theatre of Epidaurus, dating from 300 BC, is the most famous and best preserved of all the ancient theatres in Greece. Built of limestone, it can seat 12,000 spectators.
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