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This day cruise was a lot of fun! And the staff on the boat was very friendly. Hydra is definitely our favorite - take a walk along the trail to enjoy some beautiful views. They offer an optional tour for an additional 25 Euros when you get to Egina and we highly recommend that as there isn't as much to do there as the other islands - they will drive you to the Temple of Athaea and Saint Nectarios. Thanks for a great day!
Phenomenal. On time pick up, crisp transfers, nice boat and lovely lunch. It was worth going through Viator!
Great day on the cruise ... with great food, great islands and overall an awesome experience.
We only had two days in Athens, and this was the perfect way to see islands. The cruise is well organized and runs smoothly with the right amount of time on each island. Bring your swim suit and a towel for the Hydra stop. There is a beautiful swimming hole, and I wished I had brought my suit! On Poros, climb to the clock tower for beautiful views. Egina offers several tours for 20-25. They are worth the extra money. It was a beautiful, hot day, and we drank sooo much water. It is significantly cheaper to buy water bottles on the islands. Prices are double or triple on the boat. We'd buy 2 or 3 at each stop. Note that it is truly an all day experience. We were picked up at 7:30 and dropped off around 8 pm. If you will have children with you, bring snacks and books or games for on the boat. You travel for quite a few hours throughout in the day. Highly recommend this cruise!
Great trip - very enjoyable. I would recommend eliminating Poros and spending more time at the other two islands.
This was an exceptional tour, well-planned out, and provided an excellent introduction to the Saronic Islands! The food was good, the company like-minded individuals I met on the cruise was great, and the islands were beautiful. Hydra was by far my favorite, though if you are heading to Egina, I highly recommend that Classic Tour which takes you to Temple Aphaia - where our tour guide Ann was remarkable! If you have a free day and want a day filled with new experiences and some relaxation, don't hesitate, book this tour!
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour the islands were amazing the cruise was relaxing and the lunch 5 star..worth every penny
We were picked up at our hotel promptly at 7: 25 AM as promised and taken by a hour long bus ride to Piraeus harbor. The ferry boat is large and had a few hundred tourists. We managed to find a table inside to get away from all the smokers on the open decks. The cruise to Hydra is almost 4 hours long so we were grateful for the attentive servers buzzing around serving drinks and food. Hydra was just perfect as we imagined the Greek islands. No cars just horses and mules. The harbor was tiny but full of colorful boats. After an hour or so we set off for Poros and the first lunch sitting took place. Even though we were in the second sitting, the crew invited us to eat with the first group which was awesome as my son was starving. The lunch buffet was very impressive with a variety of salads, fish, meats and vegetable dishes plus dessert. You had to purchase your drinks if needed. Poros was very nice as well with beautiful buildings on the hillsides. The last stop was on the island of Aegina that was much larger than Hydra or Poros. There was an optional temple excursion that we opted out of and spent our time exploring the back streets and stores in town. There were plenty of restaurants and shops on the waterfront as well. The trip back to Piraeus was around 2 hours and we were entertained by traditional Greek dancers who tried to get most of the tourists on board to join in with great success. Our buses were waiting when we docked and we were ferried back to our respective hotels. Overall a full and fun day. This was very well organized and though we spent the bulk of our day on the ship, the trip was well worth the effort and cost.
It was so nice to be able to see Greek isles in one day on a wonderful fun cruise
Absolutely loved this day.....time on the water...then to see these beautiful islands. Incredible!!
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This tour was so awesome! The entertainment was great, staff was friendly, food was delicious and scenery was gorgeous. I would definitely book this trip again.
I loved everything about it! I thought it was great we got to go to 3 islands.
The whole crew works intensively to provide a very pleasant experience. We enjoyed this tour immensely mainly due to hospitality. The three islands chosen are wonderful and the food was quite good. We highly recommend this tour
The best! I love the traditional Greek dancing and the prompt service. The lunch buffet was 100 Greek too. Definitely recommended for first time travellers to Greece.
We enjoyed the trip and the islands. We were excited that the food was vegetarian friendly. Would suggest better audio for hearing about the islands in lower area before going out to the islands. Would do again.
Perfectly organized: we could easily contact the person to re-confirm our trip, and the hotel pick-up was quite on time. Nice programs and delicious foods. And so on.
One suggestion: maybe it would be better if the tour guide doesn't keep speaking all the way on the bus in Egina, and the voice was way too loud. The Chinese version can be skipped, for the lady, honestly say, should first improve her English then think about Chinese.
We had a wonderful ferry ride to the islands...calm seas, beautiful weather. The buffet was very good and the entertainment by the crew was fun. Would recommend this tour to those wanting to experience another aspect of Greece and the local way of life, especially on Hydra.