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

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Attica, Greece
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11 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
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 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. 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.

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Good day cruise with stops on 3 islands
charlesa954
, Jul 2019
It was just nice to ride the ship and make 3 stops while relaxing and observing the Greek waters. We saved money by packing our own drinks and snacks. We did no tours and observed on our own during the brief stops. We also saved by doing the Standard package and our own transportation by cab using Beat (Taxi Beat) at 7-8 Euro each way from our hotel. We enjoyed the trip with the Evermore Cruise ship Cosmos.
Amazing!
wolfspirit55
, Jul 2019
I loved my experience with them!! It's a must do activity it is relaxing and mysterious stories. The sculpture part is very well done, simple to understand and fun to learn about the diffrent techniques used to do a sculpture! The wine part is in such a beautiful room made by the artist himself, the wine and food is amazing! And to top it off the hosts are such nice people! I recommend this experience, it will be fun for a small group~ Thank you again!
Excellent Service & Friendly Staff
Bhardin67
, Jun 2019
This day cruise to three different Greek Islands was amazing. Everyone on the staff is extremely friendly. I highly suggest upgrading to the VIP package.
Lovely experience
Wander10788170391
, Jun 2019
First time doing a day cruise and this experience didn’t disappoint. Hydra was definitely my favorite island to visit. Glad we started there first. We had the VIP experience and it seemed to be worth it with the included amenities and having the privilege to get on and off first.
Worth the upgrade
Sandy C
, Jun 2019
My family and I did this tour last week and we loved it. Upgrading to VIP was well worth the money. We had our own huge booth, with enough space for two people to lay down. The on boarding and exiting at each port was made easy by the staff. We were given priority with this process, which was wonderful. Otherwise, we would have had to wait in long line.
Super large group experience, expect zero personal touch and pure volume business
chenkail
, Jun 2019
This is the type of tours I typically try to avoid, unfortunately, with no better alternatives, we booked this tour hoping to see the islands. We did not realize how large the group was, everything in the trip was built for volume and plenty of opportunity for being up charged. It was a totally manufactured experience where you are rushed from A to B with not enough time to explore the island on your own. There were barely enough space on the boat and people competed for chairs. The panoramic tour when bought was over promised and underdelivered, there were barely enough seats on the bus for everyone, and the food we got was pretty crappy and ran out pretty quickly, will not recommend.
Great Islands, Crowded Boats
overseasoversixty
, Jun 2019
The Islands we visited were wonderful, charming and fun. The boat was too crowded and getting on and off was like cattle and the food was very mediocre. The sitting on the boat was cramped and smoking was allowed everywhere instead of one designated area.
excellent for 1 day trip
Cruiser205024
, Jun 2019
excellent for 1 day trip, add extra money and upgrade to VIP and you will not regret it. VIP lounge, service on board was delight.
Chat tours review
Sunshine43633917460
, Jun 2019
This is a review for Chat tours, which was an intermediary for the cruise and not the actual cruise itself which is great as long as you keep in mind that you spend a lot of time on the ship. After I made the booking I had to call Chat tours for a pickup point and time. We agreed on a pickup at 7:25 and the ship would leave around 8:00 Which normally would be fine, but not if your pickup arrives 20 minutes late without so much as a call or an e-mail informing you, causing some stress. I tried calling the office, but nobody picked up since it was probably, and unsurprisingly, closed. Once we did finally get picked up, it was fine but once we came back things could've gone a bit better as well. We had to go to bus number 2 so we went to the person who would take is there and she was holding a sign with the number 2. As we walked to the bus through, she walked towards the bus, which was a ways off, carrying a sign with the number 4 instead, causing me to lose her for bit in the chaos (there was a lot of busses picking up a lot of passengers ) and it took her a bit to realise her mistake.
Better off making your own way - very little value in this Cruise
Connector59571178589
, Jun 2019
We thought this would be a great way to see three islands, and thought it was a bit expensive but i am sure it was worth it. Well it wasn't. Our transfer was late (20mins) & was one of the last group on the boat... no seats available so we sat on a box downstairs near the ramp for the boat.... Now was 3hrs of an uncomfortable ride to Hydra. Because we were downstairs near the exit, 20mins into Hydra everyone queues squashes in (and invades your personal space). My advice is to get to the ship early to get onboard to get a seat for the first leg (longest) or just get a normal ferry. Hydra was an amazing island, and we only had 1.5hrs there, barely enough to explore. Wish we just stayed there and caught a very back. Poros was 45mins - very quick, not as pretty as Hydra, could of spent more time there. Egina was good, enjoyed that, only 1.2hrs there. Lunch was a a Buffet with no drinks included, pretty standard cuisine but enjoyed the green beans. After lunch we could not find a seat and was stuck on the bottom of the ship on a box again. For $364 AUD for 2 people I really struggle to see the value here, save your money and catch a ferry to one of these islands, explore on your own time. Oh and they bring everyone in for an information session (figure we would get some information and history on the islands), instead it was just them upselling their own tours of the island. Pretty disgusting to be honest.
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello from Chat Tours, Thank you for your comments. We are concerned about your experience and we will investigate the case with the Naval Company , Platinum Cruises which organises the one day cruise. Please send us and email at chat@chatours.gr with the exact date of your tour and the lead travellers name . Always at your disposal, Angelina Skyla.

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