• Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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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

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.

nmillerlpc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent over view of islands! A fun day being exposed to the Greek culture and history.

CASSANDRA K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

excellent tour, gorgeous little harbour ports.

Terry-Ann H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Bus picked us up at the hotel on time and we headed to the port after collecting other passengers. The day unfortunately was grey and overcast with a steady drizzle. Seas looked fairly calm as we eft the port BUT the ride to Hydra was unfortunately quite rough. Toilets were well occupied on the ride as quite a lot of persons were sea sick- including myself. HOWEVER.... it was worth losing my breakfast. Sailing into Hydra was an experience - the view of the town, houses on the hills etc breath taking and memorable. Poros - most shops were closed as the winter season and Aegina - again quite a few shops closed but the bus tour around the island was great and the stop at a traditional restaurant for Greek tapas was nice. Would definitely have been better in sunny weather BUT still a great experience.

Erika L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an amazing deal for what you get to see. I highly recommend this tour.

christa.walker

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great day out on the water, plenty of sights to see on each island. Great music and snacks on board. Recommend

nctiger85

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our small group had a lovely time and relaxing day on this cruise. We would highly recommend it to others. We selected the standard option and were very pleased with this option. The standard option was a good value for all of the items included in the tour transportation, cruise, lunch, greek dancing. We would recommend taking one of the two tours offered on Egina. The bus was right on time for pickup from the hotel in the morning. The crew was very helpful and the boat was clean and well designed for viewing the islands. The lunch buffet was good. It included chicken, fish, pasta, potatoes, rice, greek salad and regular salad along with cake for dessert.

Sim W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

If you are in Athens in December/January like I was during my trip in Jan. 2017, I highly recommend taking this trip. The islands that we went to were beautiful, the staff and crew were great, the onboard entertainment was excellent, and the food was delicious. It's a very long day, but you will enjoy every minute of it. And if you go in December/Jan, then it probably won't be as crowded, which is really nice!

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