Top Sailing Region: Saronic Gulf
The Saronic islands are located near Athens, the capital of Greece, and Piraeus, its port. Due to the rich history of the nearby capital, as well as the beautiful sandy beaches and deserted islets of the gulf, the Saronic is the most important sailing region in Greece. This popular region comprises the islands of Aegina, Hydra, Agistri, Spetses, Salamina, Poros and the small peninsula of Methana. Aegina is a small port with numerous shops and fish restaurants, as well as the temple of Aphaia, one of the better preserved Doric temples in Greece. Methana is also a port, famous for its sulphur baths and attractive beaches. When sailing in the Saronic, beware of the meltemi wind.