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

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

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.

Athens: Saronic Swimming Cruise with Lunch & Unlimited Wine

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.

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

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

Set sail from Athens and immerse yourself in the azure beauty of the Saronic Sea aboard a majestic wooden sailing boat. Your journey begins with a warm welcome: enjoy 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 feel the ancient spirits of Greece 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, indulge in an authentic Greek buffet lunch, paired with traditional wines and beers under the Mediterranean sun. Experience exhilarating snorkeling and serene swims around the island’s inviting embrace. Our adventure continues at the picturesque island of Aegina, famous for its pistachio orchards and ancient temples. Explore charming white stone houses, vibrant backyards, and a rich tapestry of history. Sample fresh pistachios and other local delights at the bustling market, and relax on pristine beaches. As the day comes to a close, we'll navigate back to Athens, accompanied 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 experience the magic of the Saronic Sea, 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: Full-Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & Aegina with Lunch

Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros & 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: Ferry Boat Ticket to/from Aegina Island

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: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

From Athens: Delphi and Meteora 2-Day Guided Tour

Embark on a 2-day tour that takes you to the ancient city of Delphi and across the scenic Plain of Thessaly to Kalambaka. Explore the picturesque small town located at the foot of Meteora, the site of one of the most important groups of Greek Orthodox monasteries, and minimize your environmental footprint with this gas emissions-neutral tour. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Start the day with a relaxing drive through the beautiful Greek countryside, passing by the cities of Thebes, Levadia, and Arachova, before arriving in Delphi at around noon. At Delphi, you’ll have the opportunity to visit this important site that appears in Greek mythology. In ancient times, Delphi was considered to be the center of the universe and was guarded by a python dragon that was killed by Apollo. See the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, which was built in the 4th century B.C. and was destroyed by Emperor Theodosius I in 390 A.D. It was also here that the priestess Pythia would foretell the future from the famous Oracle of Delphi. Visit the theater that seated 5,000 spectators and hosted plays, poetry readings, and festivals. At the nearby stadium, the Pythian Games were held every 4 years. Athletes from all over the Greek world would come to compete, and these games would become the predecessor to the modern Olympics. At the end of the day, drive to Kalambaka, a lovely city with beautiful gardens and magnificent views of the Meteora rocks. Overnight in Kalambaka. Day 2 In the morning, head to Meteora for a tour of the fascinating cliff-top monasteries. Be amazed by the cliffs, which average a height of 1,000 feet, and were first inhabited in the 9th century by a group of hermit monks who lived on the rock towers Today 6 monasteries remain out of the original 20. Views of the entire valley from the magnificent rock towers, and the peace of the surroundings, make this a unique place to visit. On the way back to Athens you’ll make a short stop at the monument to Leonidas, the King of Sparta who died in 480 B.C. at the famous Battle of Thermopylae.

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

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: Ancient Corinth & Nafplio Guided Day Trip

From Athens: Ancient Corinth & Nafplio Guided Day Trip

Begin by meeting your local guide in Athens and hopping on your coach. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Greek countryside, passing by picturesque landscapes and olive groves. Make a stop at the Corinth Canal, which united the Aegean Sea with the Corinth Gulf. Take photos of this engineering marvel. Be driven to the archaeological site of Ancient Corinth. Take a look at the iconic Temple of Apollo, a Doric-style temple that once stood as the city's focal point. Wander through the Roman Agora, a marketplace surrounded by columns and ancient shops that showcase the city's commercial life. Discover the Bema of Apostle Paul, a platform where the Apostle Paul is said to have addressed the Corinthians. Visit the Peirene Fountain, an ancient water source with mythological significance. Enter the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth to see a collection of excavated treasures. Continue on to Nafplion, a picturesque coastal town known for its historical significance and charming atmosphere. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town, discovering its Venetian and Ottoman influences. Enjoy some free time, exploring the cafes and shops, then head back to Athens.

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

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.

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(2,458 reviews)

Anna and the crew were great! Very energetic! The lunch was delicious! Fruit, drinks in abundance. Anna was very helpful both on the boat and in port—especially on Pistachio Island. That was so fun, tasting all the yummy products. They ran safe and fun excursion.

The service was amazing and we were taken good care of all the time. All of the crew gave us a feeling that we were welcome and really made the trip a life long memory! This trip is highly recommended, perfect combination of relaxation and exploration.

Excellent service, from the crew reception, facilities, exquisite buffet lunch, impeccable bathrooms and DJ with excellent music that provided a pleasant moment of dancing. We arrived at very beautiful beaches and just enough times to enjoy them.

Ruslan picked us up on time at our hotel. He was so personable and very knowledgeable. The entire tour was very well organized. We would recommend Ruslan and this tour.

It was a really lovely trip. The organisation was perfect too. Thank you for a lovely day.