Nearby Getaways in Argosaronic Part 2

Poros

Almost one hour from the port of Piraeus is the mansion island of Argosaronic, Poros. The rich pine-covered vegetation along the coastline of the island combined with the view of the Peloponnese mountains make the island a magical place.

Poros has many beaches, where the pine-covered vegetation reaches the sea. Most cosmopolitan is the beach that stretches from the west pier of the harbor to the Stauros. Along the way, you can enjoy your coffee, your meal, wander through the streets with the shops, pamper your fishing boats and book your day with a cool cocktail.

It is worth visiting the temple of Poseidon (temple of Doric style built in the 6th century BC), the Lemon Forest (with flowering orange and lemon trees offering generously fragrant voyages), the Russian navy station (historical monument with a very beautiful beach on its front side ), the neoclassical Villa Galini (where Seferis and Greta Garbo hosted, among others), and the castle which you can reach by swimming.

Closing, Poros combines harmony, quietness and simplicity with nobility, history and enjoyment.
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Hydra

An ideal destination for those who looking for something near Athens. At 50 square km of its size, gastronomy, art and architecture enthusiasts will be thrilled with the options offered by Hydra. It has been classified as a diamond of Argosaronikos and not unfairly. It has magnetized the looks of the international jet set as well as artists like Picasso and Chagal. In this island, the film “Boy on a Dolphin” has been filmed, starring Sofia Loreen. Great people of letters and arts have honored with their presence the legendary island of Hydra.

Approaching the island, which is one and a half hour from the port of Piraeus, the view of the stone mansions , built around the harbor, fascinates the travelers. A stroll along the picturesque narrow streets of Hydra gives the visitor the feeling that it is an island with a long nautical history. Admiral busts, cannons and captain houses make up the historical setting of Hydra.

Except it’s rich history the island is also a great holiday destination. Visitors can discover the impressive, crystal clear beaches of the island. Whether you choose sand, pebbles or rocks, the crystal clear blue waters will satisfy you. Beaches near the port of the island include Spilia, Hydroneta and Avlaki. More remote beaches, can be reached by sea taxis, boats or tourist boats. We recommend Bisty and Agios Nikolaos which combining pebbles with green pine.

One of the peculiarities of the island that make it stand out is the ban on car use. Visitors have the opportunity to use one of the 1000 cute donkeys on the island for their travels. An additional option is water taxis.

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Spetses

Spetses, a breath away from the port of Piraeus, is an island that has it all. From clear beaches with crystal clear waters to rich history and nightlife options. Just 2 hours from Athens with a flying dolphin, you reach the imposing harbor of Dapia.

The emblematic symbol of the island is Laskarina Bouboulina, the heroine of the revolution of 1821. Very close to Dapia, the visitor has the opportunity to visit the mansion of Bouboulina, which functions as a museum. The entrance to the museum includes a small guided tour by her descendant Philip Demetzis-Buboulis.

If you visit the island during the summer months, there are plenty of beaches where you can enjoy your swim. Within a stone’s throw of the port of Spetses, there are the beaches of Agia Marina and Kounoupitsa. If you want to walk arround the island and discover its hidden paradises, you will find Agioi Anargyroi and Aghia Paraskevi. In Agioi Anargyroi, is the cave of Bekiris, which according to local rumors, if a single person visits it, next year will find him married.

Other landmarks of the island include: the old harbor with its rich nightlife and cosmopolitan life, the historic square in Dapia, the house of Hatzigianni Mexi (home – museum, hosts relics of the Greek Revolution of 21, letters of Kolokotronis and Diakos, as well as the bones of Bouboulina), the church of Agia Triada, the chapel of Panagia of Armatas and the Anargyrio – Korgialenio School.

Do not miss the magnificent sunset from the old harbor and take a stroll along the picturesque and distinct wagons of the island.

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