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.
Excellent adventure. I would strongly suggest than anyone visiting Athens enjoy this cruise in the middle of all the city tours.
This tour was wonderful! If you don't have time to visit the islands for many days, this is the way to go. The ship we traveled on was fun. The crew members were hospitable and the entertainment was festive. The islands were beautiful! We especially loved Hydra. We spent our time there swimming in the beautiful water. We got to spend anywhere from 40 minutes at Poros to about 1 1/2 hours at Hydra.
Jose C Rodriguez
My wife and I enjoyed this tour very much. Everyone on the ship was very friendly and the islands visited give you a sense of what the other greek islands would be like.
Wonderful tour. A lot of time was spent on the water. I loved that part - it was a nice change from all the walking we had been doing for days. My husband was a little board but we had a deck of cards with us and passed they time on the boat playing rummy. The employees on the ship were very nice. Lunch was amazing. The three islands were all beautiful. We loved our entire trip to Athens, everyone was so nice and welcoming!
Fantastic day of relaxation and visiting some lovely Islands. Hydra and Poros are fantastic. Egina is OK, but doesn't have a lot to offer. The cruise is excellent. The day we went there were not to many people so we could take our pick of where we sat whether it be the top deck, the middle deck or the deck where they serve lunch. We spent the day on the top deck and saw dolphins chasing the boat and at the end of the day flocks of seagulls following the wake of the boat to catch any fish brought to the surface. Hydra was our favourite Island. Loved the setting and the shops. Poros was good too. The organisation of the whole trip was perfect from hotel pickup to the buses waiting at the end of the day to transfer us back to our hotel. We highly recommend this trip, it was one of the nicest days we have had.
Cruise was awesome. Islands, especially Hydra is absolutely gorgeous.
Very nice. Not a lot of time on the islands but still a great day. The cruise p
Bus picked us up at 7:30 and we got back around 8pm
The group loved the day, especially Hydra. The weather was beautiful. The guide on the island of Aegina showed such passion and enthusiam for the subject.
A fabulous day trip, 3 beautiful islands. Pick up and drop off at hotel very convenient. The staff well organized, friendly and warm. The only thing missing was the Greek dancers.
Great way to spend a day and see some islands if you are on a short trip.
Fantastic tour. Just enough time on each island. Great lunch buffet.
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!