Full Day Cruise to Greek Islands from Athens: Poros - Hydra - Aegina
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Poros Port, 18020 Greece
After transferring from Athens to port by motor coach (if port transfers option has been selected), you'll set sail for the island of Poros, where you'll have free time for strolling and shopping.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, Greece
Next, it's on to the island of Hydra. You will have about 1 hour and 30 minutes at leisure to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra island, whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. From the decks, you will be able to admire the very special architecture and dramatic landscapes of this island, whose old traditional stone houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Temple of Aphaia, Greece
Upon arrival in Egina (Aegina) you can either join an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (cost not included) or take a walk around the main town. Aegina is one of the Saronic islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf. The lovely island is only 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Athens, and is a popular getaway for Athenians during the summer months. After sailing back to port you'll be transferred to Athens.
Duration: 2 hours
- Expert multilingual escorts on board
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels, if option selected)
- Folklore show with traditional dances on board
- Buffet lunch on board
- All taxes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- The order in which we shall visit the islands may change but not the duration of stay on any of the islands.
- Stroller accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers
Very relaxing trip. It was well organized. The islands were all different and very enjoyable to walk around and investigate what was there. Easy walking. Excellent trip.
This is more of a sampler squeezing in 3 beautiful islands into a single day. This is great for people looking to see many places and mark a tick in the box. If you truly want to enjoy these islands consider taking a day trip to anyone island and soak in the culture, wander around the place, eat the local food there. Otherwise you barely skim over the surface of what these islands have to offer.
This was an all day adventure that was well worth it! Went to 3 islands and had a bit of time at each to wander around and enjoy the sights. I liked Poros the best and we had the least time there. Would have been nice to have just a bit more time to wander around and enjoy the ambiance. Had the most time at Aegina Island so rented four wheelers and explored!
You didnt tell us about the details. When we take the boat we discover that we should have pay 50 euros to go to the places that u considered included in ur tickets
Overall this was fine but the boat wasn’t equipped with much shade and/or air conditioning and no comfy chairs or deck chairs. With hours and hours of cruising that would have been helpful/ the first two islands were not really worth seeing and there are no accessible beaches in the time allotted. Definitely take the temple tour on Aegina and that will be a highlight. Lunch was pretty good. I️ do Quite a few Tours booked through Viator and this is my only disappointment.
This was certainly the best. This company knows exactly how to run a cruise for the day. There are three levels on the boat. I liked the second level the best--it was indoor but one could still see views. The upper deck is outside and it was a bit warm that day. The lowest level was good as well--as the first leg, we slept before arriving at Hydra. We bought the optional tours for the walking tour in Hydra and a bus tour in Aegina. If you like to shop, you will not have enough time to shop and tour but if not, I thought it was worth the additional price to know something about the islands. We next went to Poros--no tour and a short time to walk around and look at stores and then in Aegina we took the bus tour and saw a monestery as well as pistachio growers. The tour was worth it. After the last island, there was a great Greek dancing/music show on each of the levels of the ship I think--I know there was one on the second and we were on the first level It was great fun. The buffet lunch was very deilcious. It takes over 12 hours but it is well worth it!
Amazing Tour! The view on the water is amazing throughout the whole tour. Things to be mindful of. There will be an extra charge for the tours on the island depending on what you choose. It will be under 100 euros bundling gives you a better deal. Also, be mindful of the time when you're on the island, when they say be back or they will leave believe them.. It happened to a girl and her mom but fortunate for them we had not went far from the doc so the captain let the walkway down and let them on. Lunch will be broken up into 2 groups by the color of the boarding pass they give you when you enter the boat. The first group will eat after the first island and the second group will go after the second island. No worries, there is plenty of food and a lot of selections. The flavors are different as we are from the U.S. The crew speaks multiple languages so communicating was easy. Each island has something different to offer. Hydra has a beautiful scene with the white houses with blue windows. They only have donkeys for transportation so, that was something unique to this island. The walking tour for this island was worth it. Although small in size we learned so much on this island. Poros was the next island we visited. We only had about 30 mins on the island so we just went to the shops by the port. If you can try the gelato from the store that is 1,50 Euros a scoop the mango was the best with bits of mango in it. The third island we went to was Aegina. We went on the classical tour which was a bus tour that takes you to the temple of Aegina. Very nice tour up the side of the island where our tour guide told us the history of the island and pistachios trees. The temple was nice but be careful not to stand on the slabs around the temple as you will be told not to do so. The store at the bottom of the temple sales bags of pistachios however when you go to the monastery there is a guy there with his grandmother that sales them fresh, a better choice so we bought from them as well. You will probably be tired after the third island so find a seat outside or inside and just take in the view as the Mediterranean sea is beautiful. I would highly recommend if you want a one day cruise and take plenty of pictures.