Athens is among the privileged metropolises of the world to be situated just a breath away from picturesque islands, Greece’s trademark. There are countless options for a one-day trip -if you don’t have enough time to spend- a weekend or for a longer stay on the splendid islands of Attica region.


Aegina is the closest escape from the Attica mainland, an attractive destination that retains a laid-back atmosphere. It’s an island steeped in history, home to the Doric Temple of Aphaia -one of the best preserved temples of antiquity. You will find beautiful sandy beaches to swim, relax and sunbathe. The crowded by fishing boats waterfront exudes a colourful and vibrant ambiance during your stroll.

Don’t forget to purchase some Aegina pistachio nuts; they taste great and make a great gift!


Hydra is one of the most picturesque islands of the Argosaronic Gulf renowned as the one made of stone with its neo-classical grey-stone mansions and narrow cobbled lanes. It is completely car free, offering very calm and peaceful holidays. The waterfront is packed with cafés, posh restaurants and quaint tavernas where you can sip your coffee or enjoy your meal.

For breathtaking sea views, just follow the pebbly path leading to the fishing village of Kamini.


Cosmopolitan Spetses is an island boasting a long naval tradition with its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing the island’s glorious past. Take a romantic trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages and get to know the picturesque old harbour and the imposing Dapia harbour, where the heart of the island’s entertainment beats. During September don’t miss the ‘Armata’, an impressive reenactment of a naval battle that attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Before you leave, remember to buy some delicious almond sweets.


Lush pine trees vegetation, crystal clear beaches, a lively waterfront with many shops, cosy cafés and restaurants, a picturesque capital with grand traditional mansions and picturesque cobbled streets, as well as a wide selection of entertainment venues are the ingredients of this quiet, yet cosmopolitan, destination that attracts visitors from all age groups.


Agistri is a tiny, yet charming island, a small paradise with azure waters, pine trees and lush vegetation. There are three large settlements to visit: Megalochori (or Mylos), Skala and Limenaria. Explore exotic beaches with crystal-clear waters and enjoy several water sports or follow beautiful walking routes through the island’s dense pine forest.

At Skala, the island’s bustling port, you will find many hotels, tavernas, cafés and clubs, as well as an organised beach, perfect for relaxing and sunbathing under the hot Mediterranean sun.