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From Athens: Saronic Islands Cruise Day Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: Key Tours

From Athens: Saronic Islands Cruise Day Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: Key Tours
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From US$ 134.20 per person

Discover the islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina on a full-day cruise from Athens. Enjoy views of the Greek coast from the open deck of a cruise ship and explore Hydra with an app audio tour.

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Duration 12 hours
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Host or greeter
Spanish, English, Italian, French
Audio guide included
English
Pickup optional
Pickup and drop-off service is available from the majority of centrally-located Athens hotels.

Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up some sun on the spacious deck as you sail to the Saronic Islands
  • Have the freedom to explore with free time the islands Poros, Hydra, and Aegina
  • Sit back and savor a delicious buffet lunch with chicken, fish, pasta, and salad
  • Engage with attractions in Hydra with an app-based self-guided audio tour
  • Upgrade your expereince with the option to choose hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

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 and enjoy an app-based audio tour of the island of Hydra.

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. An app-based audio tour is also included in your trip. 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.

As an added perk, download the mobile app (instructions found on your confirmation voucher), put on your headphones, and listen as licensed guides and experts on storytelling present you with original stories and historical information about the area.

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.

Includes
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Lunch
  • Multilingual escorts on board
  • App audio tour of Hydra
  • Entrance fees and island excursions
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Marina Kalitheas. You will be informed by e-mail about the exact meeting point details.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 473 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.7/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Hydra - I did the guided walking tour, at the end we were told we had time to browse the shops before recording. It was when I got back to the port I saw you could go up steps to the top of the fortification wall for the view, I would have definitely done this if I had known it was possible. Poros- very cute touristy port Aegina- I felt I was on a big cruise being whisked on & off the boat to the waiting bus. It's a lot to fit in in one day so it's a bit rushed

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May 24, 2022

I had a great time on this tour, the boat is a little bit crowded, but I was always able to find a place to sit and enjoy the views. Hydra and Poros were absolutely stunning islands. In Aegina I would recommend paying for the optional bus tour because you see a beautiful ancient temple and a Greek orthodox church. My only complaint was I wish we could have spent more time at each island, but I understand that seeing three islands in one day is a lot to fit in. I would also recommend getting a quick meal or snack at one of the islands because the food on the boat was not that good.

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May 22, 2022

What an incredible experience. I would recommend the upgrade to VIP lounge. The upgrade included your collection and drop off. a free tour (definitely choose a tour in Aegina for value for your money as one of your tours) and lastly lunch and soft drinks included. Well worth the extra. LUX lounge. Georgia was our tour guide and she was incredibly welcoming, accommodating and very informative. Costos was our host in the lounge and he kept us well fed and hydrated. Overall a 10/10 experience in VIP lounge. A day jam packed with activities. The islands are worth a visit.

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May 16, 2022

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