Ferries to the Saronic islands depart from Piraeus port, which is located 12km away from the city center, easily accessible by public transportation as the metro line, taxi and by bus.
Saronic Islands are located just off the Greek mainland at the Peloponnese northeast tip, there are a few morning departures to each one of them and a couple afternoon crossings.
There are three ports in Agkistri island called, Myli, Skala and Megalochori as for Aegina island, there’s two of them called Suvala and Agia Marina.
Both ports as well as Methana island can be reached by the conventional vessels of Saronic ferries and Anes ferries companies, as well as the highspeed vessels of Aegean Flying Dolphins company. There is also one crossing with the conventional ferry of Anes ferries.
It takes about 1,5hour to get from Piraeus to Agkistri.
Departures to Hydra, Poros and Spetses are operated with the highspeed vessels of Blue Star ferries company. The trip duration to Hydra is 1,5hour. As for Poros port, it takes about 1 hour to reach the island.
Ermioni port takes about 2 hours to be reached.
As for Porto Heli, getting there would take 2,5 hours.
Both of these places are incredible vacation spots and are located in the southeastern part of Peloponnese.
Last but not least, it takes about 2,5 hours to get to Spetses.
The above-mentioned prices and trip duration differ depending on the selected ferry company.
For summer holidays the Saronic islands are the perfect getaway due to their impeccable landscapes.
Agistri is a pine-covered island full of green areas and the turquoise waters which make it the perfect "escape spot" for those who appreciate nature's peace and simplicity. A perfect destination even for those who enjoy camping, cycling or nature hiking.
Aegina is one of the most beloved express getaways with a romantic atmosphere that takes you to another era, with the picturesque fishing villages, significant attractions, archeological monuments and a pine-covered hinterland.
For decades, Porto Heli has been called as Greece's Riviera and there is an exceptionally good reason for that. The characterization fits perfectly with the cosmopolitan character of the place, the splendid beaches, luxurious mansions and the incomparable nature that surrounds the picturesque villages and cities.
What makes Poros island so appealing is the retro atmosphere with the lush greenery, alluring beaches, the scenic tiny villages and the islands symbol, the Clock Tower.
This place will absolutely hypnotize you.
Ermioni is a seaside town built on a peninsula, surrounded by pine trees, which strongly resembles an island. This place will momentarily make you fall in love with its beautiful beaches, the picturesque little port lined with its vibrant night life and its distinctive cuisine.
Spetses, the jewel of the Saronic Gulf, is a very popular destination as it combines abundant natural beauty, dazzling beaches with crystal clear waters and a historic port city full of finesse and striking details.
Hydra is generally called the Saronic Gulf's "lordess" Because of the quaint cobbled streets, the flower-filled houses, the well-preserved stone mansions constructed amphitheatrically under the bare rocks, the markets, the luxurious restaurants are what makes you fall in love with it.
Methana are usually called as ''the healing place'' due to the fact that there are hot springs along the beach of the peninsula and stunning beaches with crystal clear waters. Methana is a spa town with remarkable tourist infrastructure. The use of its thermal springs has been attracting visitors since the 19th century. Your vacation to the Saronic islands will not only calm you but also improve your health.
While on board you will get a chance of enjoying the most delightful and entertaining trip of your life. You could easily grab a bite from the restaurants, get a snack from the bars or even get right on deck and enjoy the spectacular view of the widely known throughout the world Aegean Sea. They say that what matters the most is the destination not the trip, but in this occasion it might be a little different as you will get a glimpse of the rest of the islands at the few-minute stops while other passengers embark and disembark.
The personnel on the ferry will make sure to assist you with the best possible way in order to make the journey as relaxing and satisfying as it could be.
In case you are travelling with a vehicle keep in mind that most of the them have a garage space though some of the highspeed ferries do not transport vehicles.