11 days in Saronic Gulf Islands & Rome Itinerary

11 days in Saronic Gulf Islands & Rome Itinerary

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Poros, Greece
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Hydra, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Spetses, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Poros, Greece — 1 night

Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, about 58km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200m wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. On the 19th (Fri), stroll through Poros Beach, contemplate the long history of Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, then make a trip to Poros Port, and finally head outdoors with Russian Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Poros trip planner.

Perugia, Italy to Poros is an approximately 22.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Poros when traveling from Perugia in August, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Hydra.
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Hydra, Greece — 3 nights

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. Hydra is known for beaches, museums, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore by horseback at Harriets Hydra Horses, kick back and relax at Bisti Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Avlaki Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hydra day trip tool.

Ride a ferry from Poros to Hydra in an hour. August in Hydra sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Spetses.
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Spetses, Greece — 2 nights

Spetses is an affluent island and a municipality in the Islands regional unit, Attica, Greece. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bouboulina's Museum, then appreciate the history behind Bouboulina's Statue, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ayia Paraskevi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Spetses online tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Hydra to Spetses in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hydra in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Spetses, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Spetses to Rome with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Spetses to Rome is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Spetses in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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Saronic Gulf Islands travel guide

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