Saronic & Argolic Gulf-Greece

Saronic & Argolic Gulf-Greece

The Saronic Gulf (otherwise known as the Gulf of Aegina - Greece), can be found pitched between two peninsulas called Attica and Argolis. And the Argolic Gulf (an Aegean Sea Gulf), can be found just off the east coast of Peloponnese. If you embark on this gulf voyage, expect to encounter some pretty smooth, easy-sailing. And if you journey out to sea at non-peak times (avoiding high traffic months of July and August), you’ll be able to enjoy discovering a range of island capitals along the way, including historic sites, peaceful fishing villages and virgin anchorage locations too.

This route is recommended to those who want to experience ease in their sailing experience, but it’s also perfect for shorter charters too. Seek out charming villages and immerse yourself in Greek culture. Often referred to as ‘the cradle of civilisation’, you’ll be hard-pressed to be uninspired or bored on this enigmatic, inspiring trip.

PORTO CHELLI

Porto Cheli is a culinary and creative professionals dream scene, and it really sings in the spring and summer seasons. Known as an Ermionida resort town, and based conveniently in the municipality of Argolis, it offers sublime Argolic Gulf bay views, particularly from high rise Porto Heli locales!

Like many island destinations, this place once had very humble beginnings. As a former fishing village, today it combines mountain views, sun, sea, sand and simply dream-like, smaller town living. With quality dining to be found hidden in rustic little taverns, and terrific natural wonders to explore by foot, bicycle or motorbike - there’s a welcome slower pace in Porto Chelli, one that we could all do with, now and then.

Things To Do in Porto Chelli:+

  • Dive: at Alieis, the ancient, historic city.
  • Slow Down: lay on your yacht and take in the simple sweetness of your surrounds.

SPETSES

Spetses was known as Pityoussa and Petses in history, and in modern times is a wealthy and healthy successful settlement island. With only one primary inhabitant location based in the town of Spetses, and a relatively low population count, this 27 kilometer squared municipality is both unusual and predictable, in a unique engaging way.

The town prescribes no private cars in its limits and so strolling, cycling and even horse-drawn carriages are all permitted. This type of inner town dynamic creates a lovely atmosphere for all travellers. Don’t worry, you’ll still have access to taxis, ferries and hydrofoils too. The beaches are beautiful and naturally, predominately enclosed. Explore the closest beach to the town center, Agios Mamas and Kaíki. You can enjoy a wonderful array of watersports and private dining with bespoke offerings and of course, fresh local produce.

Things To Do in Spetses:

  • Cycle: stay fit on land by cycling through the lush local trails.

HYDRA

Hydra caters to both Hydriots (the locals) and international tourists with all types of flavours, interests and requirements. The main town, which is known as Hydra Port, has a small population of less than 4,000 inhabitants. As one of the Saronic Islands in Greece, it’s only separated by the Peloponnese with just a slight water strip, and its sweet small island hamlets and villages include Episkopi, Palamidas and Molos.

There’s lots to do here in Hydra, from hiking to historic house viewings, beach picnics to scuba diving and pamper sessions. For epic self-care sessions featuring high-end natural beauty goodies and top-notch one on one services, this setting is a great backdrop to a new you. Day trips present as a great chance to explore the best of Hydra all-in-one, from mansion viewing to island hopping and some shopping with street scooters.

ANCIENT THEATER OF EPIDAURUS

Admired for its remarkable acoustics, the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus is just a brief drive from Porto Heli. It’s a highly significant and archaeologically significant site in Greece, safely tucked away in a forest for safeguarding. Reportedly erected by Polykleitos the Younger in 4th century BC, its original 34 theater rows were eventually further extended in the mid 2nd century to accommodate more people, with another 21 rows added later.

It seats a whopping 14, 000 theater-goers, and its strategic build and structure ensures that the natural surrounds provide a rich, fragrant atmosphere, all on the soils of Argolida. Charming, mystifying and a taste of the old, you’ll be glad to know that even today you can experience a performance at Epidaurus.

The now famous Athens-Epidaurus Festival was launched in 1954, and commenced as plays host, annually. From dramas to comedies to contemporary pieces, a wide-range of works continue to be showcased here!


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