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From Athens: Hydra, Poros, and Aegina Day Cruise with Lunch

1. From Athens: Hydra, Poros, and Aegina Day Cruise with Lunch

Explore the Saronic Islands of Poros, Hydra, and Aegina on this day trip from Athens. Cruise over the azure waters of the Mediterranean sea and have free time on each island. Savor a mouth-watering buffet lunch as you sail. After a morning transfer by bus from Athens to the port, hop on board a cruise ship and be invited to one of its spacious open decks. From the deck, you’ll have a great vantage point for enjoying views of the Greek coast. The first stop is the island of Poros, the smallest of the 3 islands you’ll visit on the tour. It’s separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. Have ample time to explore the island and once you’re on board again you’ll be served a delicious lunch as the ship sail towards Hydra. Take in the stunning views as you enter the port of Hydra and see the cove that at one time served as a shelter for pirates. From the open decks, marvel at the dramatic landscapes of this island. There will be time for you to explore the narrow, stone-paved streets of the island on foot, or by saddled donkey, which is the traditional mode of transportation. If you choose to go by foot, you can walk along the old seaside promenade and perhaps stop at some of the small shops. When you return to the ship, the captain heads for Aegina which is the largest of the 3 islands on the tour. Apart from its beautiful harbor, there are numerous interesting sites that you’ll have a chance to discover on your own. Alternatively, you can join an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia at an additional cost. Return to your cruise-boat and enjoy your one-hour sail back to the port. Disembark and finish your trip (if option selected) in Athens.

Athens: Agistri, Moni, and Aegina Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

2. Athens: Agistri, Moni, and Aegina Cruise with Lunch & Drinks

Experience the beautiful Greek islands on a day cruise from Athens to Agistri, Moni or Metopi, and Aegina. Experience beautiful beaches, swimming spots, and charming villages, with plenty of food and drinks provided throughout the journey. As the ship sets sail, find yourself a cozy spot on deck and feel the warm Mediterranean sun on your skin. Feel the gentle sea breeze as you cruise onboard a traditional wooden ship. Enjoy unlimited drinks as you relax on the journey between islands. Make your first stop on your island-hopping adventure by visiting Agistri. Admire this small but stunning island known for its lush greenery and turquoise waters. Dive into the crystal-clear sea soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Next, head to Moni, a small uninhabited island renowned for its unspoiled beauty. Swim in the clear waters around the island, which is teeming with marine life, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling and diving. If, by chance, Moni isn't accessible due to weather or other factors, "Metopi" is our alternative—a picturesque islet with turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and the its solitary vineyards. After working up an appetite, indulge in a traditional Greek feast. Help yourself to a Mediterranean buffet, featuring some of the freshest and most delicious local ingredients. Finally, sail to Aegina, a charming island famous for its pistachio orchards and ancient temples. Visit the local market and sample and purchase fresh pistachios and other delightful treats. Take a stroll through the picturesque streets and admire the well-preserved architecture. As the day comes to a close, relax on the return journey to Athens, allowing you to reflect on your journey as the sun sets on the horizon.

From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half Day Tour

3. From Athens: Cape Sounion & Temple of Poseidon Half Day Tour

Visit the scenic coastal views of Cape Sounion on a private or semi-private tour from Athens with hotel transfers. Travel along south Attica’s shoreline roads to reach the ancient Temple of Poseidon. Get panoramic vistas of the Aegean and explore the ruins of this temple before catching a beautiful sunset. Start your day with pickup at your accommodation in Athens. Enjoy a comfortable 50-minute drive along the coastal roads of Attica in an air-conditioned minivan and admire the idyllic beaches and small villages that pass by. Arrive at Cape Sounion and make your way to the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, dedicated to the Greek god of the sea, and embark on a guided tour of this historic landmark. Learn about the mythology linked to the temple before having time to relax and take in the panoramic views over the Aegean. Continue to one of Cape Sounion's blue flag beaches to admire the sunset or swim in the paradisical Aegean Sea. After the tour, travel in comfort back to your accommodation in Athens.

Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

4. Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

Set sail from Piraeus and immerse yourself in the azure beauty of the Saronic Sea aboard a majestic wooden sailing boat. Your journey begins with a warm welcome: savor refreshing drinks and delectable pastries as we chart a course towards the enchanting islands of Agistri and Aegina. Dive into the crystalline waters of Metopi for a rejuvenating swim, and let the ancient spirits of Greece envelop you on the sun-kissed beaches of Agistri, where history and nature blend seamlessly. As we anchor by the secluded paradise of Moni or Nisis Metopi, a feast awaits—indulge in an authentic Greek lunch, richly paired with traditional wines and beers, under the Mediterranean sun. The adventure continues with opportunities for exhilarating snorkeling and serene swims around the vessel or towards the island's inviting embrace. Our voyage culminates at the picturesque island of Aegina. Discover its charming white stone houses, vibrant backyards, and the rich tapestry of history, from the ancient temples of Apollo and Aphaia to the island's renowned pistachios and volcanic landscapes. Revel in the island's culinary wonders and pristine beaches, exploring the breathtaking waterfront at your leisure. As the day wanes, we'll navigate back to Marina Zeas, escorted by the soothing rhythms of select chill music. With a coffee or drink in hand, reflect on a day filled with beauty, exploration, and the timeless allure of Greece. This isn't just a tour; it's an invitation to witness the Saronic Sea's magic, where every moment is a treasure and every view a masterpiece. Join us for an unforgettable odyssey where the essence of Greek paradise comes alive.

Athens: Ferry Boat Ticket to/from Aegina Island

5. Athens: Ferry Boat Ticket to/from Aegina Island

When in Athens, visit one of the world-famous Greek islands for a day or two. Simply book your ferry boat ticket for Aegina which you'll receive in your email. With your e-ticket, go to the harbor of Piraeus, a 30 min metro ride from downtown Athens and board one of the boats. Choose one of the main departure times and a 1-way or 2-way boat transfer ticket. Aegina was the first capital of the modern Greek country in the 19th century and its main town is considered a cosmopolitan in the summer and charming in the winter. On the island, you'll find both organized and untouched human beaches, as well as majestic mansions, ancient Greek temples, arts, culture, and nightlife. There are wonderful mountain hikes for nature lovers and scenic villages with local-made delicacies and traditions. Give Aegina a couple of days more than you originally planned. It will happily surprise you and make you want to return, time and again.

From Athens: Cruise to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina with Lunch

6. From Athens: Cruise to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina with Lunch

Experience the Greek Islands on a full-day trip from Athens to the scenic islands of Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. Take the trip on a comfortable boat with many amenities and a friendly crew. Depart on the cruise from the old port of Athens in Faliro and go to Hydra where you have some free time to explore the cobblestone alleys and see the unique architecture, and the donkeys that still provide public transportation, and go swimming if you like. Take an optional walking tour of the town to see historic landmarks and traditional houses (at an extra fee). Later the cruise continues to Poros island, full of green pine forests and scented lemon groves, where you have more time to walk in the town and shop or eat at a local taverna. Continue to Aegina island, known for its pistachio groves and beautiful beaches. Take an optional bus tour of the Temple of Aphaia and the Monastery of Agios Nektarios in Aegina (at an extra fee). During the cruise, enjoy a full meal from a buffet full of various Greek and Mediterranean delicacies. On the way back to Athens, enjoy extra drinks from the bar and enjoy entertainment and dancing presented live by a group of Greek artists and dancers. End the cruise in the evening. If you book the option with hotel transfer, be transferred back to your hotel area in downtown Athens.

Athens: Saronic Swimming Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Wine

7. Athens: Saronic Swimming Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Wine

Prepare to be enchanted by crystal-clear turquoise waters, sun-kissed beaches, and the vibrant culture of Agistri, Metopi and Perdika. Immerse yourself in a world of stunning coastlines, where every stop unveils a new paradise to explore. Dive into a realm of unforgettable swimming experiences, relax on pristine shores, and indulge in the flavors of authentic Greek cuisine. Enjoy the sunset, as you sail through the picturesque Athenian riviera. Our fully equipped cruise ship, with its hospitable crew, will offer you the best moments of relaxation and enjoyment of the sea. Whether you desire to indulge in the blue of the sea and swim in crystal-clear waters or simply relax on the comfortable deck of our ship, Athens Swimming Cruise is the perfect choice for you and your loved ones. We sail at 9:45 to enchanting beaches in Agistri, Metopi, and Perdika, offering you the opportunity to discover the unexplored beauty of Moni and take endless dives into the crystal-clear waters of the Saronic Gulf. During the cruise, we offer a Mediterranean and healthy buffet, accompanied by selected wine, refreshing beverages, and aromatic filter coffee. Upon your return, you will discover the Athenian Riviera, enjoying the mesmerizing sunset accompanied by the unique sounds of our live DJ on board, creating unforgettable memories for a lifetime.

From Athens: Aegina, Agistri and Metopi Day Cruise w/ Lunch

8. From Athens: Aegina, Agistri and Metopi Day Cruise w/ Lunch

BestCruise offers you a lifetime experience of a day cruise to Aegina and Agistri islands on an authentic wooden sailing boat Depart from the bustling city of Athens for the day and head for the Saronic Islands. If you are looking for beach, sun, culture & breathtaking landscapes, or an all-in-one experience, BestCruise has covered you. Feel the salty summer breeze, enjoy the exquisite views of the Greek islands, and spoil yourself with our homemade Greek delicacies. Join us on an unforgettable one-day cruise, dive into the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Saronic Gulf, soak up the Mediterranean sun, and experience the distinct Greek Island way of life. The Greek Islands are made for hopping, but visiting multiple islands one day by ferry can be daunting. Skip the overcrowded tourist boats and join us for one of your holidays' most convenient and relaxing days. Please pick up your favorite spot on deck and take in the city's panorama as our host gives you an overview of the day. BestCruise offers the ideal balance of excitement, gorgeous views, local knowledge, and relaxing time in nature. Wander through Aegina's charming alleyways, take in the many shades of blue on the beaches in Agistri, dare to jump off a boat into the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, and snorkel in our swimmings' spot* pristine sea. Food served on board is ethically sourced from trusted farms and groceries around Greece. Our meals use the finest quality olive oil and fresh bio ingredients. There is kindness in preparing meals for others, the perfect opportunity to make people feel welcome. We are here to enhance your vacations by utilizing delicious food, generous hospitality, and breathtaking scenery as our tool kit. Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of one of our three swimming spots Aponisos, Moni, or Metopi. Immerse yourself in the stunning turquoise waters and enjoy each island’s magnificent scenery; dare to jump into the most impeccable waters you have ever dreamed of and cherish the very unique feeling of snorkeling in a complex of those exceptional tiny islets. You can expect the perfect combination of summer vibes and experience regardless of which island we visit. And while you’re enjoying the crystal-clear waters, we’ll prepare a delicious Mediterranean lunch to fuel you for even more fun in the sun. Think of a better summer combo… we’ll wait! *Swimming spot is chosen upon weather conditions.

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

9. From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Tour with Hotel

Embark on a 2-day tour to the archaeological site of Delphi and the historic Orthodox monasteries built on the rocks of Meteora. Learn about the myths and history attached to these sites from your guide on this guided tour from Athens. Day 1: Depart Athens for the ancient site of the Oracle of Delphi. Travel by air-conditioned coach through the pretty towns and villages of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. Arrive in Delphi and explore the ruins of the ancient sanctuary of Pythia, the high priestess of the Temple of Apollo. Explore the temple and learn about its significance from your guide. Then, continue to the beautiful town of Kalabaka for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 2: After breakfast, make your way to Meteora, famous for its stunning rock formations. Visit the monasteries built to serve the monks and nuns following the teachings of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Return to Athens via Trikala and Lamia. Stop at Thermopylae to admire the monument to the Greek warrior-king Leonidas I, who died there in 480 BC. Arrive back in Athens by the early evening.

Athens: Full-Day Island Hopping Cruise with Lunch & Transfer

10. Athens: Full-Day Island Hopping Cruise with Lunch & Transfer

Take a day to explore the islands of Athens on a wooden cruise boat. Admire Agistri Island's natural beauty and walk through small villages. Next, arrive at the Island of Moni and enjoy swimming and lunch. Last, explore Aegina, with a visit to two temples and time to explore. Arrive at the meeting point and experience a warm welcome on board with coffee, juice, and pastries. Head out to sea and relax on the sofas on the boat or sunbathe on the deck until arrival at Agistri Island. Drop anchor at one of Greece's little island paradises, Agistri Island. Gaze at the amazing cliffs and hills covered with pine trees, swim in the emerald waters, and stroll through the traditional alleys of the small villages. Next, find yourself on the protected island of Moni, a small nature park with peacocks and deer as the only inhabitants. Enjoy lunch on the beach of Moni paired with Greek wine, beer, and soft drinks. Relax in the sun, swim, and snorkel in the turquoise water to admire the underwater world. The historical island of Aegina is the final stop. Admire this picturesque port and learn of the pistachio production that the island is famous for. Explore at your own pace and visit the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Athena Aphaia before heading back to shore.

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(45 reviews)

The transport from our place of stay to the port was in a beautiful, well-kept coach and was very nice. The ship itself pleasantly surprised us with its appearance because it was huge! We were delighted with the views and the stay on the islands. We had 70 minutes on the island of Hydra (it made the greatest impression in terms of landscape, it was beautiful), Poros, a little short time - 45 minutes, but it is the smallest island, so we saw what we wanted to see :) and Egon, where we had 2 hours, which was really enough to leisurely explore and try the best pistachios for which this island is famous. After the first island, we received lunch. There wasn't much to choose from, but it was great that you could eat local vegetables baked in sauce and fresh fish that melted in your mouth. There were also salads, chickpeas, chicken in a delicious sauce, pasta, baked potatoes and dessert. We had great weather, we sat on the roof of the yacht until sunset and admired the views.

It was really good and well prepared trip from Athens to the island. *Thanks to the concentration of one key island, we could stay more than 3 hours in island to enjoy local sightseeing and lunch. *Trip agency is really well organized and always quick response and detail. I could feel really reliability and not worrying. *Guide person is really good and kind person with high hospitality and knowledge. Very much appreciated. *The arranged transportation between hotel and port (big ban type of car) is also good and well prepared. *Ship (quick boat) is also very nice. Interiors are very new and modern with bar, and thanks to this speedy boat, also we could save our time instead of slow big ferry. *If price is all inclusive (guide+boat), it’s more clear in the beginning. Overall, we are very much satisfied with the trip !!

Pick up was on time, we got about 45 mins in Poros and an hour and a half in Hydra / Aegina Hydra was beautiful, probably my favourite island - lots of cats and donkeys! Aegina had a lot of nice bars and restaurants and pistachio shops A lot of time spent on the boat travelling between islands so make sure to take a pack of cards or a book - food was ok, drinks were not included in the price and were quite expensive on board (€4 for a pepsi/€4.50 for 100ml of coffee - when compared with Athens it’s a rip off) Entertainment was good on the way back from Aegina to Athens but by then we were too tired to join in 😂 Overall I’d rate it but it’s a very long day and you won’t be fit for anything afterwards - maybe the perfect time to try Greek Mcdonald’s !!

It was a fun, especially the music and dancing at the end of the tour. I think the Hydra tour should've lasted a little longer and was a bit too pricey for the short tour we had.

Excelent tour. The ferry travel was quite nice. The time in each island was appropiate. The lunch service included also very suitable.