First stop, the cosmopolitan Hydra, the most impressive island in the Argo Saronic Gulf. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea (Υδρέα, derived from the Greek word for “water”), a reference to the springs on the island. The special thing about Hydra island is that cars and other motor vehicles are entirely prohibited in all the island, so all transport is done on foot, by boat or riding the donkey. In fact, the donkeys are very characteristic figures of Hydra Greece. Beaches on the island are actually small coves with crystal water and green surroundings. Agios Nikolaos, Bitsi, Vlichos and Kaminia are the most beautiful beaches on the island.
The vessel remains at the port of Hydra for 1 hour and 55 minutes, giving enough time to the passengers to discover some of the most wonderful parts of the island, the beautiful forts and the impressive mansions, enjoying a walk along the picturesque alleys, or even discover the historic landmarks.
Second stop is the port of Poros. A leafy island of the Saronic Gul with an insuperable natural beauty and thousands of pine trees, expanding from the steep beaches to the sandy beaches, making Poros the island of romance and calmness.
We stay at Poros for 50 minutes to giving time to walk across the town and discover the city hall, the archeological museum, the public library, the cultural center and the white little houses on the island, and head towards the highest point of the island, to discover the historical and famous clock tower of Poros.
The last stop is Aegina, a place of rich history. This island was a great naval power in the ancient times and a capital of Greece for a short time in 1828. The biggest island of the Saronic gulf, which took its name by the beautiful nymph, daughter of the river god Asopos, whom Zeus fell in love with and took with him to the island. Aegina is well known across the world for the delicious pistachios, the beautiful, “virgin” beaches and the Temple of Afaia, constructed in the 6th century BC. We stay at the port of Aegina for 2 hours.
There is enough time to enjoy your coffee and the pistachio sweets at the beautiful port, or to participate in the historical tour of the island and discover its hidden treasures.
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