Leisure Lifestyle 2023
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips. From Piraeus port, you can access Hydra, Spetses, Aegina and Poros directly. Come explore these stunning islands with us and find the inspiration to plan your next trip to these islands. Hydra Hydra town curves around a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf like an amphitheater and is considered one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Most unique to the island is its lack of vehicles. People on the island get around on mules and donkeys as well as water taxis, making for a peaceful and laid-back day. Hydra lies a two-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port in Athens.
ARRIVAL/CHECK-IN: I had no trouble spotting Blockade Runner Beach Resort because of its sheer size. It’s not the most attractive building as viewed from the sound side, but don’t let that fool you. The beauty of this property is best seen on the ocean side. With its height and sweeping views, the hotel offers both ocean and sound views, depending upon which side you are staying. I was surprised to be greeted by a doorman, as this isn’t something I have encountered at any beach hotel I’ve been to on the East Coast. The resort also offered free valet service when the parking lot was full.