The islands of Saronic gulf are so close to Athens and they are suitable for a daily excursion with a small ship. Visit the small Angistri with the picturesque fish taverns, the cosmopolitan Hydra with the mansions, Methana with the thermal springs, historical Aegina, Salamina with the Mycenaean palace of Ajax, Poros with the impressive beaches and Spetses with the beautiful hackneys. You can take the Flying Dolphins or the ferry boats, or alternatively there are a lot of tourist agencies that provide one day cruises.