Athens’ & Attica's closest islands


Athens & Attica region includes some of the most charming Greek islands. Explore nearby Aegina, Agistri, and Poros, or journey to Troezen, Spetses, and Hydra off the opposite coast, all perfect for day trips and a little adventure. Or treat yourself to a relaxing escape on Kythera and Antikythera, which are located on the southern edge of the Peloponnese and therefore require more travel time.

Those closest islands to Athens & Attica haves a unique feel. Aegina, for example, is practically a suburb of Athens now, and is a lively and bustling spot. Hydra and Spetses still exude 19th century charm and 20th century cosmopolitan allure. Poros is the ideal romantic retreat, while distant Kythera and Antikythera retain the flavourful tradition that can be hard to find elsewhere.

 Take a tour in Athens’ & Attica’s islands:

Located in the heart of the Argo-Saronic Gulf, the island of Aegina is a favourite destination for Athenians and the perfect choice for tourists.

The island of Agistri has a look of its own and is a perfect spot for those seeking a deserted, sandy beach and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere.

Donkeys are the island’s transportation of choice, together with bicycles and water taxis.

On these islands the traveller has many options: the Medieval Castle, old churches, lighthouses, and natural beauty vistas.

The Temple of Poseidon, Bourtzi, Galatas and a lemon-tree forest charm all who visit Poros.

Ancient Salamis, where the Greeks fought and defeated the Persian fleet in one of the most unpredictable naval victories in history, is now the Saronic Gulf’s largest island.

 The green island of Spetses is an exquisite destination, an easy day-trip from Athens.

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