Mini excursions to get a taste of the islands

A day trip is always a good idea, especially if you are staying in Athens for a few days. Travelling to one of the islands near the capital is the perfect way to experience island life, whilst also enjoying the comfort of our suites.

Wondering where to go?

Kea, aka Tzia

Located just 1 hour away from the port of Lavrio, Kea belongs in the Cycladic island region, event though its architecture differs significantly from the white-blue houses one is accustomed to. The beaches are great, but the ones you should definitely visit are Vourkari, Spathi and Yialiskari. There are plenty of seaside restaurants and taverns to enjoy some fresh fish and seafood as well as perfect spots for a great sunset view.


Experience a luxurious Greek lifestyle in Spetses, the perfect place to taste traditional food with a gourmet twist and meet new people with whom you might share similar interests. Just before sunset, enjoy a walk along the beach, from the new port to the old port, alternatively take the horse carriage. While waiting for the boat back to Athens enjoy a traditional Greek dessert at one of the many sea view cafes.


Hydra’s unparalleled beauty is simply impressive and given that it’s one of the few islands where cars are not allowed, it’s guaranteed that you’ll enjoy the serenity of this place. If you are looking to spend some quality time with your partner or if you’re a nature lover this is the place to visit. Stroll around the old town, have a coffee at the port while enjoying the sea view and finally visit some of the most beautiful old houses around the island.


Located just 40 minutes away from the port of Piraeus, Aegina is one of Athenians’ favorite city break. It is a place of relaxation with a rich history, and plenty of archeological places to visit. The beaches are great, so don’t forget to go for a swim in the crystal clear blue waters. Famous for a special pistachio nut, make sure you try it out and also buy some as gifts for your loved ones.

There is just one thing left to do now! Pick your preferred island for a one-day excursion, book your ferry tickets and enjoy the Aegean sun.

Happy travelling!

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