Saronic Gulf Islands

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The Saronic Gulf Islands lie in the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea southwest of Athens. Their easy accessibility from Piraeus by ferry and especially by the newer fast boats have put them within day-trip distance of Athens, making them popular with both Athenians and travelers. Some of them, especially Hydra, are also popular cruise ship stops.
Despite their popularity, these islands have largely retained their Greek atmosphere, and their attractiveness and proximity to Athens make them good choices for the visitor with limited time who wants a taste of island life. Except for Aegina they have no major antiquities from classical times, but all the major islands have significant buildings and museums relating to more recent Greek history.


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