Did you ever wish to take a day trip from Athens to Greek islands? Even if your holidays in the Greek capital is limited by time or money, we have a great suggestion for you.
Athens is a beautiful city filled with history. But it is also a city of tourists. A day of island hopping on a luxury cruise could be a welcome relaxation required between your adventurous days in Athens.
Moreover, out of the dozen islands you can visit, we suggest the following trip from Athens since it gives you a truly local experience.
Aegina: A truly Greek experience
A visit to Aegina is at the top of every island hopper’s list. It is popular among the wealthy Greeks mostly because its beautiful beaches. Once you reach the island, hire a scooter and you can reach the Temple of Aphaia in minutes. Walk for a few minutes and you will get to the breathtaking vistas of Kolona beach. If you love pistachios, Aegina is a must visit. You can get pistachio butter, crepes and a lot of other things on the island.
Poros: Beaches and sights
The spectacular views of Poros are truly unique. This little island provides a picture-perfect idea of a Greek holiday. The northern section of the island contains the ruins of the Temple of Poseidon. On the Kalavria side, there are some beautiful beaches and a few seasonal hotels. Monastiri and Russian Bay are the two must-visit beaches on the island.
Hydra: A relaxed life
Of all the Greek islands, visitors love Hydra the most. Hydra is on the side of a mountainous island and has lot of cosy restaurants and boutiques. In addition, you can even get a customized piece of jewellery done on the spot. Hydra does not allow cars on the island. Walking or cycling are the easiest ways to get around the tiny island.