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From Athens: Day Cruise of the Saronic Islands

3.9 / 5

77 reviews

Activity provider: G.O.TOURS

From Athens: Day Cruise of the Saronic Islands

Activity provider: G.O.TOURS

From US$ 167.58 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Athens and cruise to the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina. Saunter the cobblestone streets of Poros and breathe in the scent of the lemon trees, relax on the beach at Aegina or take a trip to the Temple of Aphaea.

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  • Experience the blue waters of the Saronic Gulf on a full-day cruise of the Saronic Islands
  • Discover the unique islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina
  • Benefit from a convenient pick-up and drop off at your Athens hotel
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From the meeting point, take a coach transfer to the port, where you will board a cruise vessel for a full-day cruise of the Saronic Islands with lunch. Set sail at 08:15 and cruise to the island of Hydra. Discover an idyllic location untouched by time during your 1-hour stay on the island. Then, cruise to the leafy island of Poros, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. Get an enchanting view of Poros town, and then spend about an hour on the island, where green pine forests and lemon groves grow in abundance. Continue to the island of Aegina, known for its pistachio groves and beautiful beaches. Take an optional bus trip to the majestic Temple of Aphaea or swim off the nearest beaches during your 1.5 hours on the island. Re-embark the boat, and sail back to the port for a late afternoon arrival, where a coach will be waiting to take you back to your hotel on arrival.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Island hopping cruise of the Saronic Islands
  • Lunch
  • Extra food and beverages

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In front of Athens Gate Hotel, Athens 117 42.

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3.9 /5

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It was a very enjoyable but long day. The 3 islands were great to see however depending on the time schedule and peoples lateness in returning to the boat after each island visit meant adjusted time on next island. I would love to see it 2 islands to give a little more time on land. The crew on board boat were great, at times very hard to hear announcements on board. Very packed boat so sometimes sitting could be difficult. People tend to move around on boat whilst sailing enabling seats to become available in different areas. Overall a nice relaxing day with majority of it on the boat. The islands were great with our favourite being Hydra.

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November 1, 2022

The day tour begins with being picked up directly from the hotel and taken to the ship. The ship is very large and has enough seating. A jacket is definitely recommended, as it is windy in the morning and on the way home. After a 2.5 hour drive you arrive in Hydra, which maybe. in my opinion the most beautiful of the 3 islands. Everything is very well organized and easy to understand. (Departure/Lunch) We had a very short stay on Poros and at the last town you have time to explore the place or to take a booked tour (to be booked on the ship). Then we went back to Athens. A long day, but nice if you want to see something outside of Athens!

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September 15, 2022

Great day trip! The boat ride was long to Hydra the furthest island and first stop If the day but totally worth the wait! The port/village was gorgeous and we had just enough time to wander around to the other side of the port and find a restaurant on a cliff with the most breathtakingly beautiful view of the other islands and beautiful blue waters, then had a swim off the rocks into the crystal blue warm waters before heading back to the ship. Next stop Poros was a very short stop but a great view coming into port. Had enough time to grab a few souvenirs, the kids a gelato from the great shop near where you get off and then we decided to sit in one of the restaurants and enjoy a local beer or two in the sunshine before heading back. Last stop was Aegina the largest of the islands. We choose to do the extra circular activity and caught a small boat over to Moni island and swim/drink in the beautiful blue waters which was amazing! Downside was cramped on boat But food was good.

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October 28, 2019

Product ID: 86216