Autumnal getaways in the Saronic Gulf!

06/11/2023
After returning from your summer vacation, you realize that the daily grind has worn you out and that you need to take a little vacation to recharge your batteries? If so, keep on reading because autumn in Greece, where sunshine and high temperatures are guaranteed all year long, is a great time for holidays! Travel to the Greek islands and explore all the autumnal destinations with Let's Ferry.
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After returning from your summer vacation, you realize that the daily grind has worn you out and that you need to take a little vacation to recharge your batteries? If so, keep on reading because autumn in Greece, where sunshine and high temperatures are guaranteed all year long, is a great time for holidays! Travel to the Greek islands and explore all the autumnal destinations with Let's Ferry.

The Saronic islands are the best option if you want to take a short trip. You can take your time discovering the treasures of the Saronic Gulf thanks to regular routes departing from the port of Piraeus. Take away the stress and enjoy the tranquility of the island in a few simple steps. Visit the Let's Ferry website and book your tickets now.

Aegina

The Temple of Aphaia in AeginaThe Temple of Aphaia in Aegina

Aegina, undoubtedly one of the most well-known islands close to Athens, is the top choice for people looking to escape the city's routine, even for a weekend. It is a year-round must-visit destination with charming little streets, a unique atmosphere, and archaeological monuments. You can take a trip to the second largest island in the Saronic Gulf and discover all of its mysteries in about an hour from the port of Piraeus. It is worthwhile visiting the home of renowned Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, the Temple of Aphaia, and the Agios Nektarios Monastery, which is among the biggest ones in the Balkans. Remember to pack some of the well-known pistachios, which are great as a snack and a primary ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes, when you leave the island.  You can find all of the routes to Aegina and purchase ferry tickets at the lowest prices from Let's Ferry.

Agistri

The view of AgistriThe view of Agistri

Spend your weekends in a hidden paradise nestled in the heart of the Saronic Gulf. This small dot on the map will enchant you with its captivating beaches and boundless greenery. It's still cool in autumn, but if you're feeling brave, you can take a plunge in the crystal clear blue waters. However, since the island has a number of uphill and downhill roads, it is a great place for hiking and bicycling if you enjoy the outdoors. Despite Agistri's diminutive size, access is made even simpler by its two ports. Discover Agistri with Let's Ferry.

Poros

The island of PorosThe island of Poros

A breath away from Piraeus, you will meet Poros, a stunning, charming, and verdant historic island. When you arrive in Poros, you will first see the Clock Tower,  rising tall. From there, take in the most romantic sunset, which is especially lovely in the fall when it's filled with warm, vibrant hues. We continue in the romantic Love Bay Beach. Enjoy your coffee while the sound of the waves and the cool breeze caress you as the pine trees envelop you. You can visit the Archaeological Museum of Poros, the Folklore Museum and Temple of Poseidon if you're interested in learning more about the island's history. Use Let's Ferry to purchase affordable ferry tickets to Poros. Keep in mind that you can receive your tickets via web check in or pick them up at the port.

Hydra

The picturesque HydraThe picturesque Hydra

Without a doubt, the most multicultural island in the Saronic Gulf is Hydra, also known as the “Lady of the Saronic Gulf”. Magnificent, vibrant, and rich in history, Hydra is well-known for its international vibe while being a popular destination for well-known Greek and international figures. Since there are no cars on the island, people get around by water taxis, bicycles, or simply on foot. Start your day by visiting the statue of Andreas Miaoulis from where you can admire the panoramic view to the Saronic Gulf. Stop at the Lazaros Kountouriotis Mansion and don't forget to go to the upper floor where an annex of the National Historical Museum is housed. Discover historical exhibits, painters' works, and relics at the Historical Archives Museum of Hydra. It is impossible to leave the island without acquiring some mementos, particularly the renowned traditional almond sweets. If you've seen the movie “Boy on a Dolphin,” you're aware that it was filmed in Hydra, where Sophia Loren, the main character, sampled and eventually fell in love with the local almond sweets during her visit. View all available itineraries to Hydra on Let's Ferry and prepare to spend your vacation like a movie star.

Spetses

Spetses is another historic island that has been added to the list because of its significant participation in the 1821 Revolution. You will find cannons, anchors, and inscriptions at every corner of the island attesting to historical events, so pay attention wherever you are and wherever you stand. A good place to start learning about the island's history and culture are the Mansion of Hatzigiannis Mexis and the Laskarina Bouboulina Mansion. In addition to its rich historical background, Spetses captivates visitors with its emerald-colored waters and mansions set against a backdrop of blue and azure. The production of "Glass Onion: In the Knives," a film shot in Spetses, was enchanted by this unique combination. If you want to follow in Daniel Craig's footsteps, book your ferry tickets to Spetses now with Let's Ferry.

Now that you know where to go and what to see, there isn't much left to do but purchase your tickets, pack your bags and begin your exploration. Set sail to your preferred destination by selecting one of the Saronic Gulf's islands. Choose Let's Ferry and enjoy autumn to the fullest!