Day trip

From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

Activity provider: ATHENS DAY CRUISE

From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

Activity provider: ATHENS DAY CRUISE

From US$ 142.38 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens on a tour around the scenic islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. Swim and explore the island towns. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard with live entertainment.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian, Greek
Pickup optional
Pickup available from selected hotels in Athens city center available on request. Please be ready and wait at the reception at least 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Itinerary
4.5 hours
  • Athens

  • 3 hours
  • Hydra, Greece

  • 1 hour
  • Poros

  • 1 hour
  • Aegina

  • Temple of Aphaia

    • Optional
  • 1.5 hours
  • Athens

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Take a full-day trip to the Greek islands with a boat cruise in the Saronic.
  • Explore the cobblestone alleys of Hydra town and awe at the unique architecture
  • Visit the green island of Poros and experience the calmness of its beaches
  • Taste pistachios grown in Aegina, swim and opt for a visit to the Temple of Aphaea
Full description

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. Y

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 (for 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.

The cruise will end in the evening when you disembark the boat. If you book the option with hotel transfer, then you will be transferred back to your hotel area in downtown Athens.

Includes
  • Full-day cruise to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina
  • Free time on the islands to explore or swim
  • Buffet-style lunch of Greek/Mediterranean cuisine
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Options for shore excursions in Hydra and Aegina
  • Bar on the boat for purchasing snacks and drinks
  • Round-trip transfers to the port (if option selected)
  • Shore excursions in Hydra and Aegina (extra fees apply)
  • Drinks and breakfast (extra fees apply)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Optional shore excursions at an extra fee include a walking tour in Hydra, swimming at Agistri Island with transfers by traditional boat from Aegina and a bus tour to the Temple of Aphaea and Byzantine monastery of Agios Nektarios on Aegina
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements to the ship's personnel at least 2 days in advance so that the chef can modify the menu accordingly
  • Passengers with disabilities may only travel on the ship with the attendance of an escort
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 464 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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this was super fun. transport to and from the hotel was great though it would have been helpful if they told us when they were picking up. The range was 6:15 to 7:15. The tour itself was really good, the boat trip very easy and fun. The tours of each island was beautiful and very informative. I was blown away by the history and the beauty. I will say we broke away from the tour half way to explore hydra (high recommend), for portos go straight to the clock tower (not a lot of time to explore), for the last island do the ambient tour, it is super beautiful and the monastery is amazing.

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January 16, 2023

It was great to be able to see other islands in Greece. But it was a long day, mind you, I didn’t sleep the night before. There’s lots of down time before, between, and after the islands. The islands were amazing, the first island Hydra was our favorite, we took our drone and got a few good shots. We went in November (off-season) so it was cold in the morning, so layer up appropriately and bring snacks - the breakfast offered was basic. The buffet lunch offered was okay. On the way back to Athens, the entertainment (Greek dancers and live music) seemed fun, but we were so tired we napped through it.

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November 15, 2022

overall it's a great way to experience various islands in one day for a time pressed person. however, much more time on the islands is needed, 1.5 hours or 45mins is pretty woeful. the company seems more focused on a slow grind itinerary to have a captive audience for consumption eg. food, wine, snacks because bored people will purchase when a one hour journey takes 3 times as long. Also, don't disguise an ,"essential info talk" as a shore excursion sales pitch please and trap me in a lounge. Food was good, service was great, and boat in general was well kept. Only concern was alot of diesel fumes seemed to be getting into the passenger seating area and the smell was very unpleasant and I was concerned when my throat started to hurt.

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November 10, 2022

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