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  • Location:Athens, Greece
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Best Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens

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.


  • 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

For a day in paradise a hydrofoil whisks you away to three charming Greek islands where you have some free time for exploring, swimming and shopping. And the sit-down lunch on the boat features Greek delicacies.

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What You Can Expect

Best 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 November 2015

Had a lot of fun in this day cruise. Weather was perfect, all the 3 islands were beautiful, the Greek dancing was exceptional and even picked up some Greek dance moves at the end of the trip. The boat was very spacious and clean and the crew were very friendly. Overall, a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A really excellent day out. event hought he crew must have been doignt his all summer - they were all really smiley, ethusiastic abd knwoledgeable. The boat was very clean, the food was fine, and Hydra in particular was beautiful. Excellent VfM excellent experience highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

we had a fantastic time! boat ride was very nice and relaxing. boat staff was super helpful. islands were beautiful - would highly recommend to all!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great trip, the islands are more beatifull, great service, transport to your hotels. Most do if your in Athens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely fantastic! Learned a lot about the islands, learned to do Greek dances, food was delicious and the crew couldn't have been nicer! The boat wass great too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful day away from the busy city. Islands were pleasant to visit and the ship's meal and entertainment made the day very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lovely day, exploring these beautiful islands with ease. The boat was fairly large and sea was calm. The first leg of the journey was very long so I recommend bringing a book, the rest is shorter and you'll want to just soak in the scenery.
Try to walk out as far as you can without missing the boat departure as there is a lot to see on the islands. Hydra - walk around the headland for great views of the bay and swimming areas with clear blue sea. Poros - climb up to the clock tower for views of the whole island panoramic. Egina - optional tours available, which is definitely worth doing as otherwise too long to stay 2hrs just in the port.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a wonderful tour. The food was great and entertainment delightful. Recommend to all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful, all day cruise that seemed to fly by. Greek dancing on the ship put the icing on this great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

worth all three island tour every thing from pick up to drop off was in time

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