Many tourists that spend thei vacation in Greece visit in the same time Athens. But, only few of them know that Athens’s surroundings are very appealing.
In this post we wanted to talk about Saronic Isles. There are five Saronic Isles and all its looks amazing.
5 beauties nearby Athens- The Saronic Isles
Salamina (ancient Salamis) lies nearest to the coast of Attica and can be reached by motor launch in about 20 minutes from Piraeus. The narrow strait which separates the island from the mainland marks the site of the celebrated Battle of Salamis (480 B.C.), when the combined Greek fleets defeated the Persians at sea. The island has many beaches, but motor boats can be hired for a leisurely cruise round Salamina, stopping here and there for a swim and a meal of shell-fish, for which this largest of the Saronic islands is famous.
Aegina is scenically attractive, with lush vineyards, pistachio groves and pinewoods. Historically, it has been important island from ancient times. Its town for a few months was the first capital of modern Greece following the Greek Revolution of 1821. On the century B.C.) which is splendidly situated above the summer resort of Aghia Marina (which has a sandy beach).
Poros is green and wooded and lies very close to the Peloponnese side, with acre upon acre of lemon trees whose aroma fills the air for miles around. Of sightseeing interest on Poros itself are the Monastery of Panaghia and the ruins of Poseidon’s Temple, besides the several lovely beaches and shaded woodlands.
Hydra hardly needs any introduction. Long and rocky, it is a favourate with artists and the younger people. The island is distinctive for its architecture, rdggedness, and incomparable colours.
Spetses is the last of the islands in the Saronic Gulf. Small and thickly wooded, it also boasts several fine beaches and rocky coves. It is a popular summer resort, teeming with social activity in the summer months.