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Athens: Saronic Gulf Full-Day Cruise with Stops on 3 Islands

3.4 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: CHAT TOURS

Athens: Saronic Gulf Full-Day Cruise with Stops on 3 Islands

Activity provider: CHAT TOURS

From US$ 142.80 per person

Sail across the Aegean Sea to the jetsetter island of Hydra and the green islands of Aegina and Poros on a full-day cruise from Athens. Enjoy a Greek Island cruise and see golden beaches, Greek temples, colorful markets, and more.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail across the Aegean Sea to the Saronic Gulf islands
  • Visit the bohemian island of Hydra where donkeys are still used as transport
  • Cruise along the coast of the Pelopponese peninsula in a deep blue sea
  • See the astonishing Temple of Aphaea on Aegina
  • Stroll among lemon scented groves in Poros
  • Enjoy a traditional folk show of Greek song and dance
Full description
Take a full-day Greek Island cruise from Athens and sail to the Aegean islands of Hydra and Poros in the Gulf of Aegina. Departing from Marina Flisvos in Athens, sail across to Hydra, the beloved muse of painters, craftsmen, and photographers. The combination of its unique architecture, crystal clear waters, splendid crafts shops, and habit of getting about by donkey, make it one of the last examples of a living Mediterranean history. After some free time to explore on your own, set sail for Aegina. Lunch will be served on board as you pass through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnese coast from Poros. Known for its rich history, pistachio groves, lively fish market, and floating fruit and vegetable market, as well as picturesque seaside villages, Aegina was once a rival to Athens, and you can visit the majestic 5th-century BC Temple of the Goddess Aphaea overlooking the Saronic Gulf, regarded as the best preserved ancient temple of Greece. Continue to Poros, the smallest of the 3 islands. Poros Town nestles quietly in the embrace of deep green pine forests and mildly scented lemon groves. A climb to the town’s Bell Tower affords unforgettable views. But the day doesn’t end there! A traditional Greek folk show, featuring singers and dancers in original costumes form all over Greece will entertain you on the return journey to Marina Flisvos.
Includes
  • Full-day cruise
  • Bus transfer from Athens meeting point to the port
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet at Hotel Amalia Athens.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that the last bus transfer from Athens to the port is at 07:20
  • Full names with birthday and Nationality are required for all passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.4 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2.5/5
  • Transportation
    3.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Good organization and a beautiful island of Hydra

From the pick-up to the boat trip to the return trip to the hotel, everything went well and was well organized. The island of Hydra is particularly worth seeing. For campaigns on Hydra and on Aegina had to be paid extra. The food on board was very good. The only disadvantage is that the excursion is advertised with the selection of a German speaking guide. The languages, Greek, French, English and Spanish were spoken on board.

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September 24, 2018

Not able to swim, more like ferry trips though the islands are really nice. lunch mediocre and have to pay again if you want tours round island

July 10, 2022

Overall good. The lunch on board let it down.

June 15, 2022

Product ID: 1147