This trip is highly recommended for anyone that wants to experience real Greece and authentic hospitality.
Meet your private driver in the lobby of your hotel for your 8:00-8:30am (but flexible) departure for this self-guided tour. Begin your drive toward the west area of Athens and make a quick stop to see the Corinth canal (not included for departures from Nafplio town). Ride on to the Epidavros area and arrive just opposite Hydra Island where the boat will take you across in just 20 minutes.
Self explore Hydra island or opt to invite your driver/guide with you and take advantage of his local point of view. Walk and experience the amazing views, the deep blue water, the beautiful old stone build houses and roads, shops and local life, without any kind of vehicles on the island. Select any place next to the sea to enjoy a quick snack and drink. Travel back to the boat to get across to the mainland, and in a few minutes drive arrive at your quality accommodation. This is in the picturesque village/peninsular of Ermioni that is surrounded by water. Walk down to the port and select any taverna to enjoy your dinner next to the sea. We will guide you to the best and introduce you to the local owner of the taverna or you can simply select by yourselves.
Enjoy your breakfast on your private balcony with sea view and start early to head to Spetses Island. It is just a short drive and an even shorter boat crossing. Spetses Island is different than Hydra but for some visitors even more beautiful and enjoyable. Do the esplanade walk or explore the narrow roads of the town behind the port. Enjoy a quick snack/lunch and/or coffee in the main port or the old harbor before heading back to your boat to the mainland where your driver will be waiting to take you back to Athens.
Optionally, if you have extra time to spend in the area, there are many other sites and local activities to see and visit depending in the time of year: swimming/snorkeling/scuba diving, olive oil production, 3,000 y.o. olive trees, farm visiting and fruit picking, prehistoric cave with life 30,000 years BC, and much more.