1 Day Saronic Cruise

Explore Poros, Hydra & Aegina Islands!
Duration:
1 Day - Daily
Destinations:
Aerial view of Poros island and Galatas village
per person (including lunch) 109

A relaxing carefree one day cruise to three nearby picturesque islands in the Saronic Gulf . You will visit the islands of Hydra, Aegina, Poros whereby you are afforded some time at each location to sightsee and explore at your own pace. Buffet lunch is included and served on board. A fabulous way to initiate or end your vacation.

Daily service all year

7.30 a.m. Transfer by motor coach from Athens to Piraeus and embark on the cruise ship.

8.00 a.m. Sail for the island of Hydra . In Hydra you have free time for a stroll, shopping or swimming. In the early afternoon sail for the island of Aegina , passing through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnesian coast from the island of Poros. Lunch is served after sailing. Short stop in Poros.

Note: Upon arrival in Aegina you can either walk around the main town or join one of the excursions that this cruise has to offer, at an additional cost (More information can be found below). Finally, re-embark for the trip back to Piraeus.

7.15 p.m. Arrival at Piraeus and transfer to Athens

Departure at approximately 8:00 - Return at approximately 19:15

 

Optional excursions:

  • Day trip to The Temple of Aphaia: 27€ per person (optional). Tour/Excursion to the Temple of Aphaia in the island of Aegina is optional. This ticket may be purchased on board the boat. It includes the excursion with a professional english speaking guide and entry fees to the archaeological site. Start your classical tour with a Guided Bus Tour of the island, starting with a visit to the Temple of Afaia which is the best preserved temple in Greece and one of the 3 temples forming the famous “Sacred Triangle” of Greek antiquity. Built on top of a pinetree covered hill, it offers the most magnificent view over the island, the Saronic Gulf, Piraeus and Salamina Island. Our guide will tell you the fascinating story of the intriguing history of this beautiful temple and then from there we make a small stop for photographs to the Church of Saint Nectarios, where you can admire its beautiful Byzantine architecture. On our way back to Aegina Port you will have the time to relax and appreciate the exquisite peaceful nature of the island.
  • Panoramic tour: 20€ per person (optional). Drive across the entire island (without visiting the archaeological site) admiring the beauty of its nature, the famous Aegina pistachio groves, the island’s medieval capital of Paleohora and the Saint Nectarios Monastery. Final stop is at a local taverna at the port to enjoy some meze and tsipouro.
  • Swimming excursion: 25€ per person (optional). Enjoy a soft drink while we transfer you by our company’s speedboat to the coast of Moni, 7 minutes away from the port, to a private organized beach with umbrellas which is ideal not only for swimming but also for enjoying the natural beauty and landscape filled with pine trees. You can swim in the crystal clear blue waters and enjoy the sandy beach next to peacocks and if you are lucky you can see the deers enjoying the landscape as well.
  • Visit to Hydra for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Visit to Poros island for approximately 45 minutes
  • Visit to Aegina island for approximately 2 hours
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • Lunch on board
  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Your international airfare
  • Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • VISA expenses
  • This tour includes a complimentary pick-up / drop-off service from your hotel or other predefined spots in Athens and surrounding areas. Maximum duration of this service to gather tour participants is approximately 1 hour. Thus, pick-up time may vary for each guest and will be promptly provided by your personal agent.
  • The order of the island visits may be changed with no prior notice.
  • Generally guests will spend appx. 1hour and 30 minutes in Hydra, 45 minutes in Poros and 2 hours in Aegina.