10 Things to do Good for Kids in Saronic Gulf Islands That You Shouldn't Miss

February 6, 2022 Madelene Haan

Discover the best top things to do in Saronic Gulf Islands, Greece including Interdive, Harriets Hydra Horses, Go Kayak Greece, Bouboulina's Museum, Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, Aponisos Beach, Temple of Aphaia, Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum), Saint Nicholas Beach, Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi.
Restaurants in Saronic Gulf Islands

1. Interdive

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5.0 based on 139 reviews

Interdive

We are a new dive club on Agistri island.We offer dives around the island specially in AVANTIS III shipwreck, this wreck is for all diving levels.We are available for certified divers and non-certified divers.Priority to reserve for certified dives and new divers but if there is space we can carry swimmers.

2. Harriets Hydra Horses

Hydra Town 18040 Greece +30 698 032 3347 [email protected] http://www.harrietshydrahorses.com
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5.0 based on 297 reviews

Harriets Hydra Horses

Discover the usually hidden treasures of Hydra with Harriet's Hydra Horses. Let Harriet take you on a trek to see Hydra's mountains, monasteries and beaches. There is so much more than just a port! A local guide who is fluent in both English and Greek will escort you and tell you all about this wonderful place. The Original and still the Best. PLEASE DON'T BE FOOLED BY IMPOSTERS

Reviewed By Trip400932

I had a wonderful ride along the coast with Harriet earlier today! Hydra is an extremely pretty island, and it was well worth getting up early(ish) to avoid the midday heat. The horses are very calm - suitable for riders of any level - and Harriet is keeping group's small in order to mitigate COVID-19 related risks. For anyone holidaying in Greece in the complex summer of 2020, I highly recommend some time out on Hydra (only 1.5 hours from Athens) and with Harriet and her lovely horses.

3. Go Kayak Greece

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5.0 based on 181 reviews

Go Kayak Greece

Go kayak Greece offers sea kayak tours and coaching on the islands of Agistri, Aegina and beyond. From Day trips to sunset tours, multi day holidays to wilderness kayak expeditions, we cater to almost all ages and experience level. We offer tours in single and tandem kayaks, and can offer both sit inside and sit on top kayaks. As a British Canoeing training centre we are able to provide world class coaching, from paddle power discover days to the full multi day "Sea kayak Award".

4. Bouboulina's Museum

50 Spetses 180, 180 50 Greece +30 2298 072077 [email protected] http://www.bouboulinamuseum-spetses.gr/English/Museum_Bouboulina.htm
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4.5 based on 509 reviews

Bouboulina's Museum

Due to current Coronovirus restrictions we are sadly unable to offer our usual guided tours - instead visitors are given leaflets (English or Greek) with detailed information regarding the exhibits. Staff are of course available to answer any questions you may have. The number of people allowed in the Museum at any given time has been reduced in order to comply with the social distancing measures. We will resume our guided tours as soon as the restrictions are lifted. Bouboulina’s Museum is family-owned and since opening in 1991 has been visited by over 500,000 people, who have been moved by the fascinating story of this heroine of the Greek War of Independence. .**Also available are leaflets with Bouboulina's story only , in Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Reviewed By Costas_Aquarius - Greece, null

Bouboulina's Home. A fantastic place. Very informative, very touching. True Greek History, bravery, inspiration for all.

5. Komiseos Theotokou Monastery

Hydra Town 180 40 Greece +30 2298 052829 http://www.hydraislandgreece.com/portfolio/cathedral-of-hydra
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Komiseos Theotokou Monastery

A beautiful church featuring a Venetian bell tower and a domed interior.

Reviewed By stinkwink - Sydney, Australia

From monastery to the cathedral, from the cathedral to a museum. A well-known path, just think about Aya Sophia, that was a Greek Orthodox cathedral first, later a mosque, and now it is also a museum. As the number of church-goer believers was decreasing, the churches started to get other functions. After arrival walking in the harbor, we noticed a Clocktower and a belltower behind it. Without knowing what we will see, we headed towards them. When we entered through the Clocktower, we realized that we're in Komiseos Theotokou Monastery. Inside in the courtyard of the Monastery-Cathedral-Museum, there are graves, and statues and a balcony going inside around the building, providing access to the rooms on the first floor. It is an excellent place to see all the attractions below in the atrium. Unfortunately, the church or whatever was closed, and since we had only three hours in Hydra as participants of a cruise, we weren't able to wait to catch the right time. Luckily my mobile is smart enough to take an enjoyable photo of a dark room, through the window. Komiseos Theotokou Monastery wasn't the first place where I had to practice it. Since I took the picture from outside, I even didn't break the rule, that prohibits photography inside the church. It was a pity that we had just such a short time since I would love to spend at least 1-1,5 hours there.

6. Aponisos Beach

Agistri island Greece +30 2297 091666
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4.5 based on 460 reviews

Aponisos Beach

Reviewed By saronic - Zurich, Switzerland

The best thing to do on Angistri (Hook) Island during the warmer months is to go for a swim to Aponisos in the southwest. We had come from Aegina by Flying Dolphin and then took a small, incredibly crowded bus - like something out of India - to here for 2€ one way per person. Thus the start was quite a nightmare. Once at Aponisos we walked over a small bridge to the small private island of that name, and then up to the ticket office and café. Entrance is 5€ per person and includes a free soft drink or a 'granita'. With it one has free use of sunbeds and umbrellas, only a shower costs a separate 0.50€. There are sunbeds and umbrellas on both sides of Aponisos island. The more open side on the southwest faces uninhabited Doroussa island and way back the peninsula of Methana. On this bay, but outside Aponisos, is a fish tavern. More special is the cove to the northeast, whch thanks to white sand at the bottom, has fantastic turquoise colours. If one associates a beach with sand or pebbles, nothing is to be found here. It is rocks all over the places and with plenty of sea urchins sticking onto them, so the only approach into the water is on ladders or steps. We spent a relaxing time here and our two Californian grandchildren hardly ever came out of the water. Luckily it was not so bad anymore to travel back by bus to the Flying Dolphin pier outside Skala.

7. Temple of Aphaia

Greece +30 2297 032398 http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/2/eh251.jsp?obj_id=535
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4.5 based on 974 reviews

Temple of Aphaia

Reviewed By saronic - Zurich, Switzerland

For anybody with some cultural interest a visit to the Aphaia temple is a must, when on Aegina. Located in a quiet area, on a 160m high hill, surrounded by pine forests, the site can be reached by public transport, since most buses between Aegina town and the tourist resort of Agia Marina stop by here. We had arrived from Aegina town a bit too early, since the sanctuary only opens at 10am (and closes at 5.30pm). Entrance fee is 6€, but our student grandchildren were free, while my wife and me as seniors just paid half price. When there early July we had the place to ourselves, a great relief in comparison to a visit at Athens acropolis. The temple, somewhat forgotten over the centuries, is one of the best preserved monuments of antiquity in Greece. It is a peripteros (a temple surrounded by columns) in the Doric style, a few years older than the Parthenon on Athens acropolis. While the latter is considered a masterpiece of the classical period, the temple of Aphaia still belongs to the Late Archaic period. This can best be judged from the sculptures of the two pediments, which are exhibited now at the Glyptothek in Munich, the famous 'Aeginetes', once bought by Ludwig I of Bavaria. Strange is also the name of 'Aphaia', a local goddess, not encountered anywhere else in Greece. From the sanctuary we walked via the monastery of Agios Minas down to the beach at Agia Marina. It is not a walk that can be recommended anymore, nor is the direct path, since the area has been built up with many roads and houses.

8. Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum)

Hydra Town Greece http://www.nhmuseum.gr/en
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum)

9. Saint Nicholas Beach

Hydra Town Greece
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4.5 based on 184 reviews

Saint Nicholas Beach

Reviewed By heiwf - Stavanger, Norway

Clean, fresh and beautiful beach of small, fascinating stones. Well kept umbrellas and sun beds for a very reasonable price. Nice little beach bar with cold beverages, Greek salad, toast, sandwiches etc. Wonderful place for a full day with sun&sea! The boat trip to go there is a bonus.

10. Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi

Greece +30 2298 022926
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4.5 based on 108 reviews

Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi

Medieval monastery located on a mountain overlooking the surrounding countryside: features a spectacular lookout point as well as a collection of rare religious icons.

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