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

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

Discover the Saronic Sea on a wooden sailing boat with this tour from Pireas. Sip on welcome drinks and snack on pastries on the way to the islands of Agistri and Aegina. Go for a refreshing dip in Moni or Metopi. Savor an authentic Greek lunch paired with traditional wine and beers.   Begin the excursion at Marina Zeas. The first stop of the cruise is the island of Agistri, surrounded by vibrant blue waters and clothed in pine trees. Here you can connect with the lush nature and feel the presence of ancients Greeks and deities while swimming and relaxing on the hot fine sand of the long flax-golden beach between Megalochori and Skala. Adventure lovers can join the optional bike tour between Melalochori and Chalikiada Beach. From there, move onto the island of Moni or Nisis Metopi (depending on the weather). While here, you will be served a delicious traditional Greek lunch, accompanied by traditional wine, beer, soft drinks, and coffee.  Once you've finished your feast, have the chance to jump off the boat, snorkel, swim around the boat, or swim to the island. This gorgeous and unique island has no inhabitants but is populated with law-protected deer, wild goats, rabbits and peacocks. Make a final journey towards ards the beautiful island of Aegina. Aegina is famous for its white stone houses, flowery backyards, pistachios, the red volcanic landscape, sensational food, the temple of Apollo, and the temple of Aphaia. Here, enjoy the crystal-clear water and sandy beaches of the island, while exploring the breath-taking waterfront and traditional Greek cuisine. Sail back to the port of Marina Zeas while enjoying the ambiance of select and chill music, delicious Mediterranean fruits, coffee, and drinks. 

Athens: Sailing Cruise along the Coast

2. Athens: Sailing Cruise along the Coast

Few people know that just half an hour away from the city center, there is a beautiful coastline with sparkling clear waters waiting to be explored. During this tour, you will sail along the Athenian Coast and experience the beauty for yourself. Hop on a sailboat, meet experienced crew and join a heart-filling experience sailing in the Saronic Gulf. Upon leaving the port, the boat will head towards Vouliagmeni Bay, past the Athenian Riviera, for your first swim stop. Enjoy a quick dip in the clear waters before you continue to your second swim stop located off the coast. There you will be served a selection of Greek appetizers and some local wine or refreshments. Learn the basics of sailing from your skipper or just sit and relax in the sun. Explore some hidden coves and drop an anchor in beautiful secluded bays where you will be able to enjoy a swim using the on-board snorkels, flippers and goggles. If swimming is not your thing, then grab a fishing rod and try your luck with fishing. In the mean time, you will be served some authentic Greek tapas and quality Greek wine before making your way back to base for your return. 

Nea Makri: Marathon Cape & Bay of Schinias Snorkeling Trip

3. Nea Makri: Marathon Cape & Bay of Schinias Snorkeling Trip

Come on board a snorkeling trip to enjoy the warm and clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Delight in a 4.5-hour excursion of snorkeling and swimming on this excursion to Marathon Cape and Bay of Schinias. After a 20-minute speedboat ride from Marathon beach, you'll be exploring the beautiful, hidden bays of Marathon Cape. Let your guide show you how to use the snorkeling equipment, and then plunge into the gorgeous waters to see all the vibrant marine life of the region! Enjoy snacks and refreshments on board throughout the day.  Later, relax on the sandy beach or swim in the crystal clear waters of Schinias Bay.

Athens: Cliff Diving Boat Trip in Nea Makri

4. Athens: Cliff Diving Boat Trip in Nea Makri

Board your private boat in Shinias Bay and embark on a 20-minute journey to Cape Marathon. This place famous for its cliffs (which range from easy to challenging). Arrive at one of the many hidden bays of Cape Marathon, where you will have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters and climb up the famous cliffs. Take the opportunity to view the seabed as you snorkel through the coves. 

Private Yacht Cruise on the Athens Riviera

5. Private Yacht Cruise on the Athens Riviera

Are you ready for a private yacht cruise in Athens Riviera on a luxurious yacht? If the answer is "yes", get on board and relax under the blue sky and the Greek sun on a luxurious yacht. This private cruise is available for up to 22 people, and is ideal to share with family and friends. Enjoy a unique private cruise during sailing southwards parallel to the Athenian Riviera. There are two swimming stops where you can splash in crystal waters and around islets such as Fleves and Hydrousa. There is snorkeling and paddle board equipment on board for you use.  You will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the area from the crew as you enjoy delicious Greek meze snacks and watch the sun set. This 5-hour cruise starts at 9:00 am from Marina Alimos, close to central Athens.

From Athens: Scuba Diving at the Blue Hole

6. From Athens: Scuba Diving at the Blue Hole

Benefit from pickup at your hotel or the port in Athens, and then avail of the perfect diving conditions of a site 25 to 45 minutes drive from the city center. Get a short safety briefing from an experienced instructor on arrival, and then explore the beautiful reefs and rock walls of the famous Blue Hole. Enjoy great visibility of up to 30 meters in the warm water, fed by the hot springs of Vouliagmeni. The Blue Hole resembles a man-made well near Vouliagmeni Lake, and is said to be connected to the lake via an underwater cave system that has yet to be explored. Benefit from easy access to reconnect with the natural world as the crew use an underwater camera to record memories, available to you free of charge if your desire. 

Athens: Private Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners

7. Athens: Private Discover Scuba Diving for Beginners

While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. The Athens coastline is ideal for beginners to dive with its warm water, great visibility and a stone's throw from Athens center. Don't miss this opportunity. Enjoy your complimentary pick-up service from your Athens hotel with an air-conditioned minivan - a 30 minute drive to the dive sites. As soon as you reach the dive site, your experienced instructor will make a short briefing on what to expect and the few simple skills you'll need to know to dive safely, such as mask clearing, how to equalize your ears to the water pressure, regulator usage, proper fin kicking and basic hand signals. Your instructor will also provide all the basic scuba gear you’ll use, which is well maintained every year. This will include a mask, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, wet suit, dive gauges and a tank. After the briefing, it will be time for the thrill. In no more than 30 feet (10 meters) deep in crystal clear warm waters, you will discover what it is like to breathe underwater for the first time. The marine life you will admire will consist of eels, octopuses, sea basses, breams and schools of a wide variety of Mediterranean fishes and lots of macro creatures. All beginners will scuba dive in small groups of no more than six divers at a time, per Instructor, so that personalized attention will be given to each one of you. Also, all divers will be DAN insured. Last but not least, your crew will also hold an underwater camera and, if you wish, will make sure that all your memories will be recorded and given to you at the end of the dive - free of charge.

From Athens: Full-Day Boat Trip to Aegina Island with Lunch

8. From Athens: Full-Day Boat Trip to Aegina Island with Lunch

Make the most of a day in Athens with this full-day excursion on board a modern sailing yacht. You will leave Athens from the Marina Flisvos port at 10:00 AM and sail south towards the coasts of Aegina. During the first 2-hours of sailing, you can soak in the sun, have a drink and get ready for some swimming at one of the carefully-selected swimming spots. Your captain is very experienced in finding the best spots for swimming, where you will also be served lunch. You will stop for 2-hours and taste some amazingly fresh local delicacies with a glass of wine or a soft drink. After your 2-hour stop, you will take the boat into one of the accessible harbors of Aegina. The selected ports of call can be either Agia Marina in North-East Aegina or Souvala at North Aegina, depending on the weather conditions. On arrival, you will have 2 hours of free time to explore the island on your own. During this time you can choose to visit the breathtaking temple of Aphaia, or just sit in a café after a stroll to enjoy the views. The boat will leave the port at 5:00 PM to return to Athens by 7:00 PM at the latest.

Athens: Sea Kayaking Adventure on the East Coast

9. Athens: Sea Kayaking Adventure on the East Coast

Discover the beaches of Attica along the Athens Coast on a fun kayaking adventure. Learn the basics of how to paddle, and take some time to relax and snack along the way. Enjoy fun for the whole family as you set out in your sea kayak for some easy kayaking. Explore the coast along Athens and enjoy the scenery from the crystalline waters of the Aegean. Before beginning, your instructor will give you a short lesson on the beach so you feel prepared on the sea. There will be breaks and snacks along the way.

Athens: Private Cruise with Snorkeling and Swimming

10. Athens: Private Cruise with Snorkeling and Swimming

The tour starts with a pick up from your Athens located hotel with a mini van. Transfer to Lagonissi and board the rib where the cruise starts. After a short cruise, the paradise unfolds before you: Arsida, Pothitos, Fleves... These are uninhabited little gems where you can snorkel, swim or just relax and sunbathe on the spacious rib. Reefs, wrecks and caverns are also to be found on these little islands. Depending on weather conditions, your skipper will decide which of these islands are to be visited  so that you have a smooth and relaxing experience. Complimentary snacks and fresh fruit offered on board will give you all the energy you need to enjoy this half day private cruise in Athens. Last but not least, your crew holds a professional underwater camera and - if you wish - they will make sure that all your memories will be recorded and given to you at the end of the tour  - free of charge!

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No complaints, had a great time! Nice and helpful crew members, fantastic lunch, and just enough time at each island to see what we wanted to. About 40 or so people on the boat and I felt like it wasn’t too much that I was just a number. They also provided transportation to and from our hotel.

Very relaxed. Friendly staff. Too bad there was not enough wind for sailing. But we had a wonderful time on the boat, swam and snorkeled in the sea and were offered enough (alcoholic) drinks. And the lunch was excellent, tasty traditional Greek.

Everything went as planned, great guide on the islands, great food on the boat. Everyone was made to feel comfortable, the swimming in the sea was amazing. Definitely recommended.

This trip exceeded my expectations. The staff is very friendly, food was excellent & the islands were beautiful. Highly recommend!

Wonderful catamaran trip really enjoyed ourselves! The boat was very comfortable and luxurious