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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!
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour the islands were amazing the cruise was relaxing and the lunch 5 star..worth every penny
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!
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.
Absolutely loved this day.....time on the water...then to see these beautiful islands. Incredible!!
It was so nice to be able to see Greek isles in one day on a wonderful fun cruise
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
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.
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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.
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.
top top top the very best mini cruise I have ever been on. Excellent staff, attention, sightseeing, everything was so gorgeous. I highly recommend it!
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.
Perfect weather for our cruise, staff of the ship was outgoing, caring, attentive, food our Greek lunch was good and our shore excursion was AMAZING! Cruise director was an outstanding and very knowledgeable! Highly recommend this tour.
Excellent tour of the islands! Would highly recommend this tour!!
Tour guides where awesome! Food was great, everything from booking the trip since it was last minute nite before had to be done on the phone went simple.
Have a wonderful day to visit all three beautiful Greece Islands? The hotel pick-up and drop-off were smooth could be, very please with the entire arrangement, highly recommended!