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  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent sightseeing tour includes a delicious Greek lunch and hydrofoil boat transfers. Sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense), on this must-do day trip from Athens.

Highlights

  • Full-day cruise to Hydra, Poros and Egina from Athens
  • Spend time at leisure on each of these gorgeous Greek islands
  • Sightsee independently on Hydra and visit its charming shops and quaint cafés
  • Join a day trip to the Temple of Aphaia on Egina island (own expense)
  • Visit Trinzia– the Russian dockyard – on Poros and learn about its intriguing history
  • Relax with a Greek lunch, served on board your hydrofoil boat

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What You Can Expect

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens

Beautiful Egina, Greece

Meet your guide in central Athens and head to Piraeus Port by luxury, air-conditioned coach. You’ll set sail from here for the island of Poros, roughly two hours away, during which the cruise hostess will provide information about the islands.

When you arrive in Poros, the smallest of the three islands, you will have 1-hour of free time to wander around this endearing island. Here, visit Trinzia, Poros’ Russian dockyard, and learn about Greece’s cooperation with the Russian army in the 18th and 19th centuries. Alternatively, take a stroll in the Lemon Forest (Lemonodassos), and find pretty windmills and waterfalls as you walk through the densely wooded area of lemon and orange trees.

Back on ship, enjoy lunch (first sitting) while sitting comfortably on the lounge and admiring the views of the Mediterranean Sea during approximately 1 hour, on your way to Hydra. We enter the port of Hydra, whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. Lying near the island of Spetses, Hydra is best known for its colorful little capital, full of quaint, narrow alleys, charming red-tiled houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history. Your guide will point out the best shops and cafes, and then leave you to explore independently during approximately 2 hours.

When you return back on board, the tables will be set for the second lunch sitting. You have already had your lunch, relax on the ship's deck and enjoy the warm breeze as you sail to your last stop, the larger island of Egina. When you arrive, you can either join a sightseeing tour to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense) or stroll around the main town at leisure. Also known as Port of Aegina, the island is a bustling one, with ferries, catamarans and flying dolphins dotting around the harbor. Soak up the sights or perhaps relax in one of the town’s popular ouzeries or cafes.

The journey back to Piraeus Port takes approximately one hour. A traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers in original costumes will entertain and animate you up to the final moment as the ship docks in Piraeus. On arrival, you’ll be transferred the short distance back to central Athens where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What a fun day activity! A must while in Athens. The staff really make you feel welcomed and special. The islands are great. My favorite was Hydra. You gotta take a ride around Hydra on a donkey: The traditional dance show is awesome. The dancers were really good and impressive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Unfortunately, it rained for half the day while I was on this tour. Fortunately, I had an amazing time anyways. The boat was clean, and the drinks you could buy were amazing and well priced. There was music on board throughout the day, and entertainment at night. All of the islands were gorgeous, my personal favorite was Poros. There was not much to do on the islands, but they were gorgeous, and worth a see. I would recommend seeing them this way as opposed to going on your own. I had fun walking around, and I was able to see the main bits in the allotted time. I didn't do the optional tour on Egina, because it was March 25th, a holiday in Greece, and the temples and such were closed. It was nice to see other islands as we went to the islands, it made for great photo opportunities. I would highly recommend this tour!

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