• Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 117.90 View price calendar

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Discover three beautiful Greek islands on this full-day cruise from Athens. Sail to Poros, Hydra and Egina in the Saronic Gulf and enjoy free time at each island to stroll, sightsee and shop as you wish. A delicious lunch and Greek folklore show aboard your ship are included, and a guided excursion to Egina's ancient Temple of Aphaia is also available at your own expense. Upgrade to the VIP experience for access to an exclusive lounge with a welcome drink, as well as transfer from your hotel to port and private check-in.

Highlights

  • Full-day cruise to Hydra, Poros and Egina from Athens
  • Enjoy free time to explore each island independently
  • Join a guided trip to the Temple of Aphaia on Egina island (own expense)
  • Relax with a Greek lunch, served on board your ship
  • Upgrade to the VIP experience for exclusive lounge access, a welcome drink, a shared transfer from hotel to port and private check-in

What You Can Expect

Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

Be spoilt with the VIP Cruise Experience option

Begin your experience with a pickup (if option selected) from your Athens hotel or a central meeting point. Then, travel by air-conditioned coach to Piraeus port to catch your ship.

Step aboard and cruise to your first destination: the island of Poros. As you take in the views and sea air, hear about the culture and sights on the three islands so you can make the most of your time on each.

Arrive at Poros and enjoy around an hour to explore independently. Visit a waterfront taverna, shop for souvenirs or, if you wish, head for Trinzia, a Russian dockyard dating from the 19th century. Alternatively, visit Poros’ so-called Lemon Forest — an idyllic spot filled with citrus trees, windmills and waterfalls.

Back at sea, enjoy a delicious Greek lunch at one of two sittings in the ship's restaurant — either during your 1-hour cruise to Hydra or the next leg of your journey between Hydra and Egina.

As you approach Hydra, admire the pretty harbor and get tips from your guide on what to see and do on the island. Head ashore at the colorful capital and enjoy around two hours to look around on your own. Amble down the narrow lanes, relax over coffee, or buy souvenirs in the quaint shops.

Afterward, cruise to Egina, also known as Aegina. Here, either join an optional excursion (own expense) to see the well-preserved ancient Temple of Aphaia or delve into the picturesque port town. Stroll along the harborfront, visit an ouzeri or café, or browse the shops.

Return to your boat and sit down to enjoy a Greek folklore show of traditional music and dancing as you sail back to Piraeus. After an hour at sea, disembark and finish your trip with a drop-off (if option selected) in Athens.

VIP Cruise Experience
Upgrade to enjoy special amenities and be spoiled in the VIP class lounge. Start with a shared transfer from hotel to port, enjoy a private check-in, and then relax in the VIP lounge. Enjoy a welcome drink and savor a buffet lunch in the VIP dining room. The VIP area is equipped with Wi-Fi, and on the second deck a tax-free luxury goods store awaits. In the summer, you'll be charmed by the sun deck and spacious open space with a comfortable sitting area and bar.

Customer Reviews

george United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

A long day on the water of the beautiful Greek isles closest to Athens. The ferry boat was large with a capacity of about 250 people. You could purchase snacks and beverages onboard. First stop was Hydra where the only mode of transportation is burros that are lined up along the waterfront waiting for your photo ops. Of course the tour doesn't include the walking tour offered here or the seperate bus tour on Egina but when in Greece, you might as well splurge for the extra 40 or so Euros. The buffet style lunch onboard was quite sufficient and filling. The guides were quite knowledgeable as well.

jackee25

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Totally worth the VIP experience where you are away from the crowds. The service was amazing and so was the food. The islands were absolutely gorgeous and would do it again.

Mark C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

What a remarkable experience that day was! The cruise itself was fun, the staff were cheerful and helpful and the buffet was great!
The islands were absolutely beautiful and we were glad we agreed to have the tour guides from the ship show us around and provide further insight into the various sights on the islands.

Eva G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Great tour! It was fun seeing three islands in one day. Only thing I would recommend is more time on Aegina and Hydra

Mel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Absolutely loved this tour. The boat ride was a little long but it was well worth it.

Andrew James F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The boat ride was a pleasure, the buffet outstanding, and the atmosphere festive. It is a lot to see three islands in one day and so there is an ache to see more of each place visited. My top objective was to see the Temple of Aphaia which is the reason I booked the tour. However, I also wanted to see Greek islands beyond Mykonos and Santorini, thus having three in one day turned out to be a wise choice as well.

Donna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

LOVED this whole tour, but Hydra was just wonderful.

ellie3

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We upgraded and glad we did. The experience was great and the Purser in the VIP lounge was fantastic.

rn2md

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour! We did the VIP option and had very attentive staff addressing all needs and we enjoyed sitting comfortably in a non crowded upscale separate segment of the ship. Unlimited snacks and beverages, helpful for everyone.
All three islands were beautiful and tours were offered at Hydra and Egina, one of which is included for no additional charge with VIP.
The other is extra, but you can choose which island will be your Freebie.
There was enough time at each island for pictures, shopping and a little exploration, but not much more.
On the way back, the sea was a little choppy and the boat rocked quite a bit, with chairs falling down and glasses breaking.
Staff even passed out barf bags at one point, just in case.
Thankfully that was only the last 30 minutes of the trip back to port.
I would still do it again though. The islands are beautiful enough and so different from the other more historically significant sites around Greece, that this trip is an important addition to a well balanced vacation.

Sarah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I upgraded for the vip experience which my family really appreciated as I had a 11 and 16 y/o. There were only 10 people in the large stateroom with private service. Everyone loved the tour more than they thought they would and the islands were beautiful and we loved seeing the Temple of Athea. We wound up seeing all 3 major temples so this was a bonus. A long day but a very nice way to spend a day.

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