Island of Aegina is picturesque, very close distanced to Athens, popular both to tourists and Athenians. Apart from summertime holidays Aegina Island is a favorite destination for weekend escapes year-round. You will find many hotels, some of which are housed in neoclassical buildings.
Poros is the island of serenity and romance. Poros island and the across coast of Troizina, Galatas are so close to each other so they are supposed as one part. A long sea canal runs through them creating a magnificent area.
Hydra is the Island of Admirals and Artists. Hydra remains unique and has fanatic friends around the world, keeps the cosmopolitan allure of the past companied with modern facilities. You can reach Hydra in an hour and a half with a flying dolphin from Piraeus port.
Spetses is the “aromatic” island of the Saronic gulf due to plenty pine trees and aromatic herds. It has also great history in Greek Revolution 1821 against the Ottoman Empire. Spetses Island attracts every year thousands of tourists, locals say “once you’ve been to Spetses, you seek to come back” and it’s true
Salamina is the birthplace of mythological hero Aias and Euripides, one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens. Salamina Island is known for the naval battle of Salamis and the victory of the Greek fleet against the Persian Empire in 480 B.C. Is the first island though of the Saronic gulf and the most close to Athens, only half an hour from Piraeus port.