From Athens: Day Cruise of the Saronic Islands
- Duration: 1 day
Very easy to book but VERY minimal information on the process. The directions on where to go and even the name of the boat were completely wrong on the ticket! We were told to arrive at the port by the Anna Maru boat before 7.30. Got there at 7am where another couple were waiting. It wasnt until 7.25 we finally saw some one on the boat and waved them over. He spoke no english, nor did another person we found. Luckily we were told by a passer by we had to be on THE OTHERSIDE of the marina! Ran over. Got taken on the correct boat (The Cosmos) The lovely boat and beautiful islands make up for it. It is a long day- take a book or ipad for the journey back. left at 8am get back at 7.30 close to main city and cheap in a UBER. Definitely better off ordering a uber/ other car app service on the way home. The taxi drivers at the port quite intrusive.
We had a great day. You just have to go in like we did, expecting the big touristy boat with lots of people and overpriced drinks. You also need to understand the islands that you go to so I would recommend some research before you go. Hydra there is plenty to see without the optional walking tour; however, in hindsight we would have done the optional tour of Aegina as there was not much to see otherwise. Buffet lunch exceeded my expectations and was very well structured. A long day, but happy we had the opportunity to get out on the water and see the islands during our short stay in Athens!
We loved the island of Hydra, the friendly staff, and the delicious lunch. The island of Poros was underwhelming, with not much of interest to see. I think the time could be better spent on Hydra or the last island, Aegina. Aegina was lovely, but because we arrived on a Wednesday, many shops were closed.
This was a full day of exploring! Enjoyed seeing the islands and the lunch served onboard was excellent. Plenty of drinks and other snacks for purchase in between. Although, we never saw the Greek dancing and additional snacks as advertised for the trip. Crew was very nice.
Great way to see all the islands and jam packed. Lunch is included on the ferry and it’s a nice ride. You can sit up on the deck. There are optional activities too - I would suggest to do Aegina but not the Hydra one - you can walk around yourself.