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One of the most beautiful parts of Greece is just a stone’s throw away from Athens. The Argosaronic Gulf is home to beautiful islands scattered along the coast of Attica and the Peloponnese.

The crystal water, the relaxing atmosphere and the long history are the most distinctive characteristics of Argosaronic Islands, which have a different character each. The scent of thyme and pine will greet you first as you approach Aegina, your first stop and closest to Athens. Poros island with lavish greenery, clear blue waters and a port town with early 19th century houses is incredibly charming.
The aristocratic Hydra has a unique charm with its grand mansions and 18th-century captains’ homes, a testimony to its rich naval history. This small, rocky and arid island has a special allure that has mesmerized intellectuals and international jet setters alike. Τhe sea captains’ island, Spetses promises la dolce vita, whether for a quick weekend getaway or a long holiday. Spetses has traditionally been a destination for high society. The elegant town and the picturesque beaches make up a hard to resist combination and finally Tzia/Kea will charm you with its cosmopolitan ambience, unique beaches and the mysteries hiding in its seabed.

A short distance from Athens, these heavenly islands offer stunning seaside landscapes, beautiful beaches, historic monuments, stately buildings and one-of-a-kind hospitality. Explore these heavenly islands close to Athens.

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Ionio Cruises is a Greek yacht chartering company born from passion for the sea and deeply committed to its guests. With over 20 years of presence in the Greek seas, offices and bases in Athens and the Ionian Sea, we can assist in yacht charters all over Greece and throughout Mediterranean Sea.