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

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens

Discover three beautiful Greek islands near Athens on this full-day independent island-hopping cruise from Athens. Travel by coach to Piraeus port and relax as you sail to the gorgeous islands of Poros, Hydra and Egina in the Saronic Gulf. Get free time at each island to stroll, sightsee and shop as you wish, and at Egina, choose to join a guided excursion to the ancient Temple of Aphaia (own expense). A delicious lunch and colorful Greek folklore show, both aboard your hydrofoil, are included. A Greek island-hopping cruise to remember.

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

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

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens

Beautiful Egina, Greece

Begin your experience with a pickup from your Athens hotel or a central meeting point. Then, travel by air-conditioned coach to Piraeus port to catch your hydrofoil boat.

Step aboard and enjoy your approximately 2-hour cruise to your first destination: the island of Poros. As you relish the views and sea air, hear about the culture and sights on the three islands so you can make the most of your time on each.

Arrive at Poros and enjoy around an hour to explore independently. Visit a waterfront taverna, shop for souvenirs or, if you wish, head for Trinzia, a fascinating ruined Russian dockyard dating from the 19th century. Alternatively, visit Poros’ so-called Lemon Forest — an idyllic beauty spot of citrus trees, windmills and waterfalls.

Back at sea, enjoy a delicious Greek lunch at one of two sittings in the hydrofoil restaurant — either during your 1-hour cruise to Hydra or the next leg of your journey between Hydra and Egina.

As you approach Hydra, admire the pretty harbor and get tips from your guide on what to see and do on the island. Go ashore at the colorful capital and enjoy around two hours to look around on your own. Amble down the narrow lanes, relax over coffee, or buy souvenirs in the quaint shops.

Afterward, cruise to Egina, also known as Aegina. Here, either join an optional excursion (own expense) to see the well-preserved ancient Temple of Aphaia or delve into the picturesque port town. Stroll along the buzzing harborfront, visit an ouzeri or café, or browse the shops — the choice is yours.

Return to your boat and sit down to enjoy a colorful Greek folklore show of traditional music and dancing as you sail back to Piraeus.
After an hour at sea, disembark and finish your trip with a drop-off in Athens.

Customer Reviews

ROOPA P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It was a nice trip starting from easy Booking, Hotel Booking, Nice cruise, Very Nice Staff, Nice Lunch and Breakfast, Nice Music play. and briefing about the islands. Very Nice Experience and had a very amazing day. Thanks for every one behind this.

Anita G

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.

Vanya G

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.

daniel h

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!!

HUGO P

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

Joan H

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.

Glenn I

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.

robinsnc

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.

JUDY H S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

Kim K

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.

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