Greece is the most popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists every year. The country has to offer a magnificent plethora of beautiful places and landscapes to visit and admire, and the seas are ideal for sailing. The Saronic gulf is perfect for your first sailing trip, and you won’t regret it!

Clear waters and picturesque bays characterise the Saronic Gulf region and the eastern coast of the Peloponnese. The natural beauty of the landscape is due to these picturesque bays, which are surrounded by green mountains or hills, with lushness reaching the sea. There are beautiful spots to enjoy swimming, sunbathing and relaxing, on the boat and in the beautiful natural environment of the Saronic.

Below are our top 5 picks to visit while sailing the Saronic Gulf!


The largest island of the Saronic Gulf is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Greece. Sail to the eastern side of the island, and you will find the famous beach of Agia Marina, which has crystal clear and calm waters. The beach is ideal for anchoring and relaxing on the deck of the boat or stepping out and exploring the beautiful area, where you can dine at one of the many greek traditional taverns. The old town of Aegina is full of beautiful slopes and hidden points of interest, and you should not miss a visit to the Temple of Aphaia with its magnificent view.


If you sail south to Aegina, you will find Poros island, a true little gem! Lush green hills and crystal clear emerald waters await you there. One of the greatest and most beautiful beaches this island has to offer is Love Bay. Love Bay is a charming beach with soft sand and amazing turquoise waters that make it the perfect place to anchor your boat and take a dip in mesmerising waters while enjoying the shining, hot, summer sun.


To the south lies Hydra, an island with a wondrous landscape such as colourful coral reefs, picturesque towns and amazing secluded coves. Hydra is a small island, which makes it ideal for strolls, with many historic buildings and monasteries nearby. It owes its name to the abundant waters, that gushed from the rich springs it had in ancient times. One of the most beautiful beaches on the island is Vychos, covered with pebbles, and clear water. There you can anchor the sailing boat and take a dip in crystal-clear turquoise waters. You can also reach Spilia, which is an enchanting cove ideal for anchoring your sailboat, exploring the rich seabed with diving equipment and doing some snorkelling. 


A beautiful island of great historical importance due to the heroic naval battle of 1822, and the mansion of Laskarina Bouboulina, the only female admiral in history. It is a romantic place, but also a very cosmopolitan one, where super-yachts and regular boats mingle happily in the marina and has a nightlife that rivals many of the better-known Greek islands! The island got its current name from the Venetians after they called it Isola di Spezia which means Island of Perfumes because of the many flowers that were there.