Saronic Islands are the best destination to visit if you are in Athens as well for weekend breaks. The popular islands of the Saronic Gulf are Aegina, Agistri, Hydra, Poros and Spetses. Each island has a different character with great history, relaxing atmosphere and beautiful crystal waters. Aegina is ideal for family vacations, Agistri is not very famous but very interesting place to explore. Hydra is preferable for visitors who enjoy an up close and personal experience of Greek life. Stroll down the beautiful roads of Hydra, leaving behind the urban noises, since Hydra is a vehicle-free island. Poros is ideal for sailing and water activities. Spetses stands out for the elegant mansions. For those who prefer isolation, there are also a few beaches which are secluded and peaceful. Agia Paraskevi on Spetses is an example of an organized beach. There is a day cruise experience available to visit Aegina – Poros – Hydra.