Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Clock Tower, 28is 28Is Oktovriou, 180 20 Greece
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Aegina Waterfront, Aegina Town Greece
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Poros Port, 18020 Greece
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Flisvos Marina, Paleo Faliro 17561 Greece
Departure point for boats ANNA MARU and PLATYTERA
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Harriets Hydra Horses, Hydra Town 18040 Greece
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Temple of Aphaia, Greece
Duration: 1 hour
- Hotel pickup and drop off for options VIP Cruise Experience and Standard Cruise with Transfer (selected hotels only)
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- VIP experience with exclusive lounge (if VIP option selected)
- VIP option only :fast line embarkation, tour on the bridge by the Captain
- VIP option only: Hydra walking tour OR Aegina Panoramic tour
- Vip option only: finger food, unlimited: bottled water, soft drinks and filter coffee
- optional tours on island on standard option
- Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Aphaia
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Lunch on board will be served on two separate seatings
- Private apartment pickup is not available
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
Very well planned. Would recommend to anyone. Had a great time. Would recommend hotel pickup. Sites were absolutely beautiful
The whole experience was really great. Loved seeing the area by boat. Our favorite island was Hydra. Beautiful little town and harbor. We even swam for a bit in a beautiful cove just a short walking distance from the port. The staff on the boat were superb and so accommodating. We really enjoyed the entertainment between the ports as well. Good food too.
We loved the cruise and the islands. the agent on the phone was very good and very helpful when booking. It would have been a little more helpful in having better directions to get to the actual port of departure but thankfully we made it on time. The lunch was ok but would have been much better if it was hot. The cruise staff were very friendly and helpful for the entire day. Overall a good experience and would recommend and repeat.
I thought this was going to be a little rinky-dink cruise. How wrong I was. It was phenomenal. Honestly, it is hard to care about anything more when you are sitting on the top deck, looking out into the impossibly blue water with a cloudy glass of ouzo in your hand. Lunch was great, the cultural show was great, the island stops were GREAT! Book with confidence.
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.
All 3 islands are beautiful and worth visiting. However, this tour is offered by Chat Tours and this company is just ok. They gave no description about each island and what they were known for or what was worth exploring on the islands. Food was ok. Boat is super slow which is why it takes about 11 to 12 hrs for whole tour which is not necessary. wish they had faster boats
We liked this trip. We read the reviews ahead of time and saw the complaints about time spent on each island so we knew the stops were brief and that was not a problem for us. The trip is already 11 hours long so making the island stops longer just lengthens the day and this could be an option, starting at 7:00 instead of 8:00. Our goal was simple, we wanted to get a sense of each island with the idea of returning in the future for a 2-3 day stay, and we accomplished that goal. On board the sun was nice most of the day, take sunscreen if you insist on sitting on deck! The ocean breeze was wonderful morning and afternoon but got cold on our way back to Athens so take along a sweater too. I read comments good and bad about lunch, but we found it good, plentiful, with varied choices. I will agree with the other 27 reviews that complained that you had to pay for water to drink. Pay for beer, of course, pay for soft drinks, stingy but okay. Pay for water, totally unacceptable. And they had warnings on their menus that Greek law prohibits bringing food or drink aboard ship. The crew was very nice, particularly the Filipino guy in the galley. There was some mention of traditional folklore dances on board but the entertainment space was tiny and the Audience space cramped so we just stayed away from it and enjoyed the cruise back. In summary, we enjoyed the cruise, we accomplished what we set out to do, we liked each island and we liked the food. The time announced for each island is a bit deceptive because it also takes time to get off and then to get back on. We were told 40 minutes on Poros but in fact we had just 30. We don’t need to do this trip again, but we would recommend it to others with the similar goal of visiting 3 islands in one day.
This was a great trip, showing the highlights of each of the three islands. I highly recommend purchasing the tours of the islands that they offer onboard the cruise.
The pick up and drop off was nice. The VIP lounge was dark, dirty and needs updating. Food was average not special wanted true Greek food Staff was ok
I really enjoyed it, wouldn't buy it again but no regrets as it was just a one day tour. Not too much to see on the islands except for Aegina. Hydra didn't meet my expectations, but both, Poros and Aegina are beautiful.
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) and 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.
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.
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.
It was an 11 hour day with most of the time (7 hours) in the boat. The stops at the islands were quite short, the tour guide kept trying to sell additional tickets to take guided tours on the islands, else you were on your own. We did not take any guided tour. Hydra was very beautiful. Poros stop was extremely short (45 min) that it was meaningless. Egina was beautiful and we enjoyed walking around. There are two bus tours, one that takes you to some archaeological sites and the other around the entire island. In hind sight we should have taken the second but I also feel that this should have been included in the tour considering the price paid for the tickets.
It was a day full of beauty, fun and great cruising, we were picked up exactly on time, the boat was big and very pretty, great staff ready to serv you and the lunch buffet was just awesome! All the 3 islands were so beautiful and the people were nice and friendly. When I come back I will do this trip again. As the end of the tour approached we had live entertainment where traditional Greek dances in the traditional attires were performed and we were all welcome to join.
Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade was an excellent choice and we enjoyed every minute.
This cruise was amazing. We payed extra for the VIP upgrade and it was worth every penny. All the crew went out of their way to make sure we had a pleasant time, especially Kostas. You can't go wrong with this tour.
Overall I loved seeing the 3 islands of hydras, poros and aegina but the cruise ship was very crowded and the staff onboard was not always attentive. It was very overwhelming in the lower banquet area during lunch and I felt it could have been organized a little better.
The one day cruise to 3 islands is a wonderful experience. We went on board Anna Nour ship, great ship, excellent service on board at the VIP Lounge with Mr Costas who attended us excellent. Excursions were great. We did the Hydra walking excursion which was beautiful and interesting, we have been in Hydra but never had the chance to do it, and we did and no regrets. Poros island is very small and quite. Ego a cultural excursion was amezing, we will never get tired of doing it, the temple is beautiful and Saint Nectarious is unbelievable beautiful...