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I highly recommend this day cruise. We had a family of five, and this was the perfect way to see the three islands and experience more of Greece than just Athens. Great staff, great service, good food, very well organized. Pick up and drop off at hotel made the day effortless.
EXCELLENT!!! It is very difficult to choose a favorite from the three islands because each was so different from the other. This is a must do!!!
A nice boat trip. We were able to set on top or when it was cold, we could go inside. The meal on the boat was nice and tasty. Had to only ay extra for whatever we drank.
This was a beautiful day.The staff was attentive and the food wonderful. I really enjoyed the cultural show on the way home.
Hydra, Poros and Aegina day tour. Where to start? Ok, the day just wasn’t long enough, though it is a great way to scout a couple of islands.
Starting off, picked up by coach and head to the port, board the ferry and have your picture taken with a couple of locals in traditional costume. Set sail and enjoy the views of Athens as you leave.
It took about 3 hours 30 mins to arrive at Hydra, but that does not mean to say the journey there was boring, far from it, there was entertainment on the top deck with audience participation, singing and dancing etc., and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Bearing in mind that this is going on at like 09:00. There are bars on all decks, (3) where you can buy snacks and beverages, alcohol and non-alcohol, and this is from the minute you set sail until returning to Athens.
Hydra. Beautiful port town, and we spent an hour, (or just over), here. Some went swimming, some checked out the shops and bars, others checked out everything.
Poros. Nice, but nothing much to do as we weren’t there that long, I think about 25 – 30 minutes, which really only gives you time to say “how much is that souvenir”, “Shall we barter?”, and “well I would but I’ll miss the boat”.
A delicious and much varied buffet lunch is served after both Hydra and Poros. You will be given a boarding pass which at the bottom has a colour strip, and the time of dining is dependent upon which colour you have.
Aegina. This island offers 2 excursions, classical or ancient I think it was, and both taking up about 1 hour 30 minutes. You will be given a talk about this on the boat, or can, I think, pre-book through Viator.com. Some chose the trips and others chose to just do their own thing, shopping, swimming etc., and just hitting on the swimming subject here for safety reasons, be sure that if you do go swimming to buy and wear some form of boat shoes/plimsolls as you could well step on sea urchins, which are deadly. There is no mention of this anywhere, I so I would just like to raise your awareness to this fact.
The return journey was a little over an hour from Aegina, and due to the time of year that I went, offered a beautiful sunset over the Island Mountains.
Would I go on this again? Most definitely.
Perfect tour! Make sure you do this one! My trip was on Oct 3rd and was FABULOUS! The weather was perfect and everything was well coordinated. Even if one little thing went wrong (which it didn't in my case) it would still receive an A+++ rating because there is so much beauty, so much relaxation, so much shopping, so much culture, so much fun that one would have to be a real sourpuss to have a real complaint about this trip. I definitely recommend this tour. Bring money, film and your bathing suit if you like to swim as you will be given an opportunity to do so on Hydra. Blue-est, prettiest water I have ever seen. Safe travels!
This was the high light of our stay in Greece, a beautiful day out visiting all three islands.
This was an excellent one day trip. I very much enjoyed it - especially, Hydra, but all the islands were nice. Well organized and coordinated. Lunch was surprisingly good. Warning to those prone to sea-sickness (I am not) - it does get choppy at some points. Just the trip, itself, on the ship was very enjoyable - beautiful blue water and splendid scenary passing the islands. Very relaxing. Much recommended.
Amazing way to spend the day seeing different parts of Athens and great value for the money.
No hassle pick up from our hotel and transport to ferry. Entertainment (music and dancing) was provided as was a buffet lunch. The food was ok, but the entertainment made up for it. There is an excursion to the beach with an additional fee in Egina. But, suggest taking a plunge in a swimming area at Hydra. You will have to know how to swim because it is deep. Overall,it's is a flare of the Greek Isles.
Thioroughly enjoyed the curise - great lunch, courteous crew, adequate information provided and the entertainment was fantastic!! A must for all first time travellers to Greece!