Make the most of Greece’s historical sites and beautiful beaches with a two-centre holiday – combine Athens with one of the lesser-known islands such as Aegina, Poros or Hydra.
Virtually everywhere you go in Athens you will find ancient temples and impressive monuments, the most famous of course being the Acropolis and tread in the footsteps of the ancient Greeks as you explore the Parthenon. Located in the centre of the city is the Temple of Zeus, the largest temple in Greece. Stroll around the National Gardens, then on to the famous Syntagma Square where you can see the Presidential Guard in full dress uniform. A short walk from here is Plaka, one of Athens’ oldest neighbourhoods, with beautiful buildings, churches, archaeological sites, cafes and tavernas.
After soaking up the culture take a short ferry ride to Aegina, the port is lined with shops, cafes and bars. This pretty island has several sandy beaches, picturesque fishing villages and the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia.
Alternatively, sail over to Poros, as you arrive into port you can’t fail to be impressed by the pretty hillside town. Although only a small island, there are several beaches with crystal clear waters. In Poros town, you can wander around the narrow streets and relax with a drink or meal on the waterfront.
Relax on the picturesque island of Hydra. Transport here is a little different – no motor vehicles are allowed – getting around is by foot, boat or donkey! The town is full of beautiful old mansions spread up the hillside and unspoilt by modern architecture. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants where you can relax and watch the amazing sunsets. Some of the beaches are within walking distance of Hydra town or you can enjoy a boat trip to some of the more secluded coves.
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