Saronic Gulf

Porto Heli

A summer resort, just across Spetses Island, very famous in Greece for decades. In the same place was in historic times a city called Alieis (Fishermen) that through the centuries became Heli and the word Porto was added to distinguish from a village close by with the same name. The town is the summer residence for many famous personalities […]


The most famous Medieval Castle Town in Greece, Monemvasia is built literally on a limestone rock in the sea, connected with mainland by a bridge. The name of the town means “Single Entrance” and it also has the nickname “Gibraltar of the East” as the rock is a miniature of the rock of Gibraltar. There […]


The second capital of Modern Greece (Aegina was the first), carrying a long history, Nafplion, was named after the son of god Poseidon, Nafplios. The name means “Warship sailing”. The city is directly connected with the first governor of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias, which was killed in Nafplion in 1831. Nafplion is constantly inhabited since antiquity and […]

Palaia Epidavros

The peninsula laid on the coast of the Saronic Gulf on the east side of Argolis, Palaia Epidavros, is the area of the ancient Epidavros around the Asclepieion. The village is full of ruins, with most famous the ancient Small Theatre of Epidavros that was dedicated to the god Dionysus. Next to the theatre, by […]


Dokos is an archeological park and anchorage between Hydra, Spetses, and Ermioni. The island is only 13,5 km2 and has a population of 18, mainly monks, fishermen, and shepherds. During summer, however, it is visited, by many free campers.  In antiquity, it was called Aperopia (endless view), due to the unlimited view it provides and the […]


The peninsula of Methana is on the north-east part of the Peloponnese and famous for its thermal springs and its active volcano, although its last activity was in 1700 AD. The first human traces are from the Neolithic period and have been inhabited continuously ever since. Many archeological foundings were excavated from there, some of […]


The beautiful, full of pine trees, the island of Agistri, is located next to Aegina and is the biggest of a group of tiny islands. Although there haven’t been done any archeological excavations, on the west side of the island there are sunk antiquities even from the prehistoric period.  During the historical times, along with […]

Cape Sounion

As the legend says, the king of Athens, Aegean, father of the hero Theseus, fell of Cape Sounion when he saw the black sails (that the captain of the ship forgot to change) of the ship which returned his son from Crete, assuming Theseus was dead. After king Aegean, the Greek archipelago was named. In […]


The island of Hydra is situated approx. 44 nautical miles south-west from Athens in the Gulf of Saronikos. It is famous for its fine architecture, vivid nightlife, and cosmopolitan character. The main harbor and town, also known as Hydra, is built amphitheatrically around the port. The landscape is rocky with many hills, the highest being Eros at […]


Spetses is a picturesque, historic island within the Saronic Gulf. Only 54 nautical miles from Athens makes it a popular destination not only for the Greeks, but also for international travelers. “The island of perfumes”, as it was named by the Venetians, is a beautiful, car-free island famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 […]


Poros is a small island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, close to Aegina and Agistri. With only 24 nautical miles from Athens makes it a popular destination not only for the Greeks. Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia and Kalavria. Sphairia, in the southern part, is of volcanic origin. Kalavria, the northern […]


Ermioni is a picturesque seaside town on the southeast shore of Argolida, Peloponnese, approx. 180 km from Athens. It has taken its name from the legendary hero Hermion, who founded the ancient city of Hermione. It faces the islands of Hydra and Dokos. Ermioni is very central to many places of historical and cultural interest, […]

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