• Location: Athens, Greece
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
From USD $107.26

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Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent sightseeing tour includes a delicious Greek lunch and ship transfers. Sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense), on this must-do day trip from Athens. Upgrade to enjoy a VIP experience with access to a VIP area, enhanced buffet lunch and unlimited drinks.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
Meet your guide in central Athens and head to Piraeus Port by luxury, air-conditioned coach. You’ll set sail from here for the island of Poros, roughly two hours away, during which the cruise hostess will provide information about the islands.

When you arrive in Poros, the smallest of the three islands, you will have 1-hour of free time to wander around this endearing island. Here, visit Trinzia, Poros’ Russian dockyard, and learn about Greece’s cooperation with the Russian army in the 18th and 19th centuries. Alternatively, take a stroll in the Lemon Forest (Lemonodassos), and find pretty windmills and waterfalls as you walk through the densely wooded area of lemon and orange trees.

Back on ship, enjoy lunch (first sitting) while sitting comfortably on the lounge and admiring the views of the Mediterranean Sea during approximately 1 hour, on your way to Hydra. We enter the port of Hydra, whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. Lying near the island of Spetses, Hydra is best known for its colorful little capital, full of quaint, narrow alleys, charming red-tiled houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history. Your guide will point out the best shops and cafes, and then leave you to explore independently during approximately 2 hours.

When you return back on board, the tables will be set for the second lunch sitting. You have already had your lunch, relax on the ship's deck and enjoy the warm breeze as you sail to your last stop, the larger island of Egina. When you arrive, you can either join a sightseeing tour to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense) or stroll around the main town at leisure. Also known as Port of Aegina, the island is a bustling one, with ferries, catamarans and flying dolphins dotting around the harbor. Soak up the sights or perhaps relax in one of the town’s popular ouzeries or cafes.

The journey back to Piraeus Port takes approximately one hour. A traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers in original costumes will entertain and animate you up to the final moment as the ship docks in Piraeus. On arrival, you’ll be transferred the short distance back to central Athens where your tour ends.

VIP Cruise Experience
Upgrade to enjoy special amenities and be spoiled in the VIP class lounge. Start with a private transfer from hotel to port, enjoy a private check-in, and then relax in the VIP lounge. Savor a buffet lunch in the VIP dining room and make the most of unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and coffee through the day. 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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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Selected Athens hotels or Hotel Amalia near Syntagma Square
Departure Time:
Departure from Hotel Amalia at 7:30am
Boarding 7:45am
Departure from port: 8:15am
Sailing: 8:15am - 7:00pm

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Duration:
11 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Standard Cruise Experience
Code: STANDARD

Standard Cruise Experience to Hydra, Poros and Egina from Athens with shared transfer (selected hotels only) and lunch

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USD $107.26
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VIP Cruise Experience
Code: UPGRADE

VIP Cruise Experience to Hydra, Poros and Egina from Athens with private hotel transfer, upgraded lunch, unlimited drinks. Free shore excursion, access to exclusive VIP lounge and bar

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USD $205.85
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Pricing information

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

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Inclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • VIP experience with exclusive lounge (if VIP option selected)
  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and coffee (if VIP option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lunch on board will be served on two separate seatings
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Trevor A, November 2016

We were very happy to have taken this tour - it was a great day out, although not a short one, It's a great combination of cruising between the islands, enjoying a high standard of onboard facilities and service and also having the chance to take a look at the three islands concerned as well. The transfer arrangements and overall conduct of the tour were very well managed. The ferry was of quite a substantial size and there was a large number of passengers on board. Although this made the decks busy at times, there was plenty of alternative seating inside in pleasant surroundings. The bar service was good and the staff overall friendly and helpful. The lunch sitting was busy but well managed and the standard of the food on offer was very good. We were hopeful of swimming on at least one of the islands but gave up as there didn't seem to be any means of showering afterwards. The island stopover times are sufficient to allow a good look-over - we found Hydra the most interesting, Poros was also pretty although we didn't venture far from the dock, and Aegina was more like a big town. We found the tour to be very good value.

Reviewed by: Dianne K, November 2016

This cruise is a great way to see additional islands! Each island has it's own unique personality. Hydra was my favorite of the 3. The ship/boat is large and comfortable. The food was delicious. It was the perfect way to spend the day. Absolutely worth the price of admission!