Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Third time lucky and we finally got to go on this cruise! The first time we were given the wrong meeting time by the tour organisor in Athens. The second time due to the strikes in Athens we were stuck in Santorini. The operator was very accommodating in correcting the problems though. The 3 islands are beautiful and are magnificent photo opportunities. Lunch in the dining room on board the vessel was nice. We went in peak time and finding seats out of the sun was sometimes a challenge. I recommend this day cruise.
It was a fabulous trip . Thoroughly enjoyed the day. the staff were great the islands were really beautiful. the enytertainment on the cruise was great. the option excursion (which there was three to choose from ) was partly good . I chose the panaromic and the nut factory and the church were greta . the rest the bus driver raced around the island . if it good of slowed in a couple of spots for pictures it would have been better. i would recommend this trip. A good day.
This tour was excellent. We were mainly interested in sightseeing combined with some opportunities for a swim. Hydra has some swimming area for expert swimmers. They are beautiful but also deep. Poros does not have any swimming area or at least they are not available for such a short stopover. In Egina, we had taken the optional swimming tour, which was excellent. Overall, this cruise experience is worth every cent.
A fabulous day! The islands were beautiful, the ship was clean and well-staffed. It would have been nice to receive more information about each stop before we got there so we could have made better use of our time, though.
Enjoyed this tour very much. The staff on the boat were very friendly and seemed to really care that we were enjoying ourselves. I liked the lunch and really enjoyed the greek dancers on the ride back to Athens. The islands were very scenic and interesting. I found the Greek people to by very friendly and hospitable. The bus picked me up at my hotel and the tour was well organized. This was my first time using Viator and I was impressed with the ease of booking on line and the organization of the tour. Would definitely use Viator again.
We had an excellent time. We would highly recommend this excursion to anyone visiting Athens as a nice bring from the city for the day.
WONDERFUL tour. Very fun, relaxing, and beautiful. Beautiful little islands with a bit of fun shopping and great views. Lunch was delicious and entertaining. Don't really recommend the add-on tour in Egina
We loved the day cruise to the islands! We had great weather and the boat was very comfortable. They were a little late picking everyone up for the tour but once we were on board the tour ran well. There was plenty of time to shop and walk around the islands. We took the scenic tour offered at Egina. the 'scenic' part was not great but we found the church tour and pistachio information very informative. We would definitely book other tours with Viator.
Khine Sabai K
We really enjoyed the journey. Also the tour operator was really good organising our trip.
After reading several negative reviews on this cruise, we were skeptical, but we could not be happier that we took this cruise. It was a perfect day of relaxation, shopping, eating and exploring on three of Greece's beautiful islands.
Much of the time was spent on the ship, but we did not mind as we were able to relax in three dining room areas (one on the roof), shop in the small stores and enjoy the sun and amazing views.
The boat was in decent condition. The crew was pleasant, helpful and spoke several languages. The lunch (though reviewed poorly by previous Viator travelers) was surprisingly good. We did have to pay for all beverages on the boat. We found that bottled water and sodas are less expensive at the shops on the islands, so we carried drinks with us onto the boat.
The islands were amazing and made the trip worthwhile. Hydra looked like a town out of a story book and was filled with friendly feral dogs and cats begging to be pet and fed. Donkey rides around the town were given by locals. Poros required only a short visit, as there was less to see. Aegina was another fun little town and the ship offers the option of one of two tours on the island. The tours visit ruins, a monastery and pistachio factory for an additional $20 or $25 Euro (depending upon which tour you choose.) We didn't feel like riding a bus for 45 minutes, so we chose to walk around the town, which was a bit more modern than Hydra, but beautiful nonetheless.
On the way back to port in Pireaus, the sunset over the water was beautiful. Definitely a trip worth taking!