The Saronic Gulf islands are a great choice for Greek island holiday rentals because of their proximity to Athens. Closer than any of the other islands they are only an hour away, so they are perfect for day trips, but with so much to offer you’ll certainly want to stay longer!
Made up of Aegina, Angistri, Hydra, Poros, Salamina and Spetses, the islands have beaches, coastal views and charming villages galore. Whichever you choose, all holiday rentals in the region are close to soft sand and sparkling sea and are ideal for escaping the stresses of ordinary life. Aegina, the closest island to Athens, is very traditional and has Greek tavernas and seafood restaurants aplenty. It is a wonderful place for cycling around and the Temple of Aphaia is particularly worth a visit. Hydra is the best choice for holiday rentals if you’re looking for variety. By day it is unspoiled and dotted with ambling donkeys, and no cars are allowed on the island to ruin its natural peace and beauty. Then by night the town comes alive and from cafes on the waterfront to late night bars, this is jetsetter paradise. If you want a small island with sandy beaches and an agricultural lifestyle then Angistri holiday rentals are a good choice. On the other hand if you want excellent restaurants, water sports and a buzzing nightlife, all within a stone’s throw of Athens and the mainland then maybe Poros is the island for you. Whether you’re visiting the shipwrecks of Salamina or the wooden boat building yards of Spetses, each of the Saronic Islands has its own personality, but the holiday rentals on all of them are an excellent base for exploring what Athens and Greece as a whole have to offer.