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From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

1. From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

Climb aboard the new "Cosmos" cruise vessel and admire the 21st-century fittings of a 70-meter by 10-meter boat with a capacity for up to 600 passengers. Explore its 5 spacious lounges, state-of-the-art audiovisual systems and 5 bars. A modern kitchen equipped with all the latest equipment, a specially-designed VIP area for 120 people and a VIP cabin add to the sense of luxury. Set sail for to Hydra and discover an island untouched by time. Explore its cobblestone alleys and unique architecture, and see the donkeys that still provide public transportation. Take an optional walking tour of the town to see historic landmarks and traditional houses. Next, cruise to the leafy island of Poros, full of green pine forests and scented lemon groves. Experience the romance and calm of the island at tranquil beaches. Then, go to Aegina, known for its pistachio groves and beautiful beaches. Take an optional bus trip to the majestic Temple of Aphaea and the Byzantine monastery of Agios Nektarios. Experience Greek hospitality at its finest along the way, and enjoy live entertainment, dancing, delicious food and much more.

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Private Yacht Cruise on the Athens Riviera

2. 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.

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Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island

3. Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island

You will depart together with your friendly archaeologist guide from the “Smart-Eco-Pickup” at Piraeus Metro Station. From here you can admire the Port of Piraeus; the chief sea-port of Athens since antiquity. It is the largest port in Greece, and one of the largest ports worldwide, and your archaeologist will tell you all the secret stories behind it. From here you will board a ferry, from where you will feel the sea breeze with a nice cup of coffee whilst taking amazing pictures of the seagulls and surrounding scenery. After 1 hour and 15 minutes, you will reach the traditional island of Aegina, the "island of artists". Here you will have about 3 hours to walk around through the picturesque alleys, the charming local shops, and restaurants, as well as the traditional fish market. Aegina is well known for the traditional pistachio nuts, and you will have the chance to taste these delicious products directly from the local producer. They are used in various sweets such as baklava, kataifi, sweet cakes, ice cream, butter, chocolates, and liqueur. The horse carriages in the picturesque squares of the island bring back retro memories of years gone by, and whilst there you can take the chance for a romantic ride around the “chora” (the capital of a Greek island). You can taste fresh homemade delicacies in a cozy tavern against the harbor, from a “balcony” above the sea. The hospitality at its highest level becomes one with the traditional appetizers, as you experience the welcome of the friendly islanders. After being enchanted by the island life and the majestic landscapes, you will complete this unique experience with a relaxing return by flying dolphin. You will head back to Athens, where you will return to your point of origin.

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Athens Riviera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Free Wine

4. Athens Riviera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Free Wine

Sit on the deck of a comfortable sailing yacht and enjoy an evening sunset cruise around the Attica Coast, listening to chilled music while sipping wine. Hop on board a modern sailboat, meet the local skipper and be taken away on a memorable experience, sailing the Saronic Gulf during the most beautiful time of day. The captain sets sail every day at 4:00 PM. Cruise the coast of the Athenian Riviera, while you take-in stunning views. Experience sailing the sea just by the power of the wind. Let your crew look after you and enjoy a glass of wine (or another refreshment) at no cost. Learn the basics of sailing alongside your skipper or just sit and relax watching a gorgeous sunset. Ride the waves and explore the view of Athens from the sea. In the meantime, indulge in some authentic Greek meze (tapas) and high-quality Greek wine before making your return. 

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Athens: Sailing Cruise along the Coast

5. 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. 

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Athens: Private Tour to Corinth, Cave of Lakes & Cog Railway

6. Athens: Private Tour to Corinth, Cave of Lakes & Cog Railway

Spend a full day on this private tour exploring the natural and man-made wonders surrounding the city of Athens. After pickup from your accommodations in Athens, drive along the mainland cost to Peloponnese, where you’ll have your first short stop at the Corinth Canal, which connects the Gulf of Corinth to the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Your second visit will be to the Ancient Market and the Statue of Apostle Paul, walking along the same paths the Apostle walked and preached hundreds of years earlier. Then, visit the commercial town of Corinth and the Apostle Paul Metropolitan Church, founded by the Apostle himself around 51-52 AD.   Afterwards, you’ll reach Diakofto to take the Cog Railway that goes through Vouraikos Canyon, one of the most beautiful natural sights and most spectacular railway rides in Greece. Your train ride ends in the town of Kalavryta, where your driver will meet you to take you to the mysterious and magnificent “Cave of Lakes”, a rare creation of nature. Small and large lakes, 13 in total, each a different colors, formed inside a cave that you can now explore. See the “hanging bridge” the “waterfalls”, and unique stalactite formations as you get the feeling of being in a floating corridor. Head through an artificial tunnel that leads you directly to the second floor for some awe-inspiring sights.   Finally, stop for a meal in the picturesque village of Kalavrita before heading back to Athens.

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Athens: Private Cruise with Snorkeling and Swimming

7. 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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What people are saying about Saronic Islands

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 398 reviews

Niki and Christoph were amazing and very nice. We met up and they took us aboard the yacht and explained everything we would be doing. We got to cruise around at a comfortable pace and stopped to swim at two places. At the second location, we were served an amazing Greek lunch (Greek salad, cheese danish, drinks, etc.). Overall, would recommend to everyone who wants to experience the ocean off the coast of Athens.

this trip was amazing. The guides were really nice and went above and beyond. It was so relaxing and there was a spot to swim if we wanted. We also got to see jellyfish! The snacks they provided and the wine was amazing. I definitely recommend this tour :)

A pretty enjoyable day all in all. Very good organization of transports to and from the cruise terminal. Highly capable and. Wry friendly crew. The whole family had a great day. Highly recommended!

We had a great time on the boat. Excellent crew, delicious lunch, and the other guests were fun. Highly recommend. Would be a good solo activity as well if traveling alone.

AMAZING home cooked food, service and such a relaxing day! I Highly recommend this excursion. I was so sad to see it come to an end.