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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, coffee, and drinks. 

Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

2. Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

Explore the Saronic Islands of Poros, Hydra, and Aegina on this day trip from Athens. Cruise over the azure waters of the Mediterranean sea and have free time on each island. Savor a mouth-watering buffet lunch and enjoy an app-based audio tour of the island of Hydra. After a morning transfer by bus from Athens to the port, hop on board a cruise ship and be invited to one of its spacious open decks. From the deck, you’ll have a great vantage point for enjoying views of the Greek coast. An app-based audio tour is also included in your trip. The first stop is the island of Poros, the smallest of the 3 islands you’ll visit on the tour. It’s separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. Have ample time to explore the island and once you’re on board again you’ll be served a delicious lunch as the ship sail towards Hydra. Take in the stunning views as you enter the port of Hydra and see the cove that at one time served as a shelter for pirates. From the open decks, marvel at the dramatic landscapes of this island. As an added perk, download the mobile app (instructions found on your confirmation voucher), put on your headphones, and listen as licensed guides and experts on storytelling present you with original stories and historical information about the area. There will be time for you to explore the narrow, stone-paved streets of the island on foot, or by saddled donkey, which is the traditional mode of transportation. If you choose to go by foot, you can walk along the old seaside promenade and perhaps stop at some of the small shops. When you return to the ship, the captain heads for Aegina which is the largest of the 3 islands on the tour. Apart from its beautiful harbor, there are numerous interesting sites that you’ll have a chance to discover on your own. Alternatively, you can join an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia at an additional cost. Return to your cruise-boat and enjoy your one-hour sail back to the port. Disembark and finish your trip (if option selected) in Athens.

Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island

3. Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island

Depart Athens with your archaeologist guide with a “Smart-Eco-Pickup” at Piraeus Metro Station. Admire the Port of Piraeus, the largest port in Greece and the main sea-port of Athens since antiquity. Hear the secret stories behind this ancient port. 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 1.25 hours and reach the island of Aegina, the "island of artists." 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 pistachio nuts and taste these delicious products directly from a local producer. See how these nuts are in various sweets such as baklava, kataifi, sweet cakes, ice cream, butter, chocolates, and liqueur. Hear the clatter of horse carriages in the picturesque squares of the island bring back retro memories of years gone by. Purchase a romantic ride around the “chora” (the capital of a Greek island). Buy fresh homemade delicacies in a cozy tavern against the harbor, from a “balcony” above the sea. After being enchanted by the island life and the majestic landscapes, you will complete this unique experience with a relaxing return to Athens, where you will return to your point of origin.

From Athens: Saronic Islands Full-Day Cruise with VIP Seats

4. From Athens: Saronic Islands Full-Day Cruise with VIP Seats

After taking a transfer from Athens to the port, enjoy a welcome drink aboard as the boat sets sail for the cosmopolitan island of Hydra, where you'll have around 90 minutes to do whatever your heart desires. Enjoy the island's unique charms, and see the amphitheater shape that once served as a safe haven for Saronic pirates. From the decks, admire the special architecture and dramatic views of the island, the old traditional stone houses and mansions that silently stood witness to a long and turbulent history. Next stop, the island of Poros. For around 50 minutes, there is an opportunity to discover what makes the island famous - its natural beauty and the pine trees. Stroll around its hidden alleys full of little white houses and admire the famous and historical clock tower of Poros. Continue on to the island of Aegina It is world-renowned for pistachios, unique sandy beaches and the temple of Afea. Stay at the port for around 2 hours, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear blue waters or wander around the island and enjoy your coffee. Don't forget to taste the famous pistachio sweets. After sailing back to the port, be transferred to back to Athens.

From Athens: Argo and Saronic Islands Cruise with Lunch

5. From Athens: Argo and Saronic Islands Cruise with Lunch

On this full-day island voyage, cruise from Flisvos Marina on a 50-meter state-of-the-art ship. Luxuriously appointed with beautiful lounges and dining areas, you can enjoy culinary delights whenever you like. The air-conditioned ship boasts 2 fully-stocked bars and is equipped with strong Wi-Fi and mobile signals. Relax and enjoy the sea breezes and the pampering as you cruise to the most beautiful islands in the world. Hydra(90-minute visit) The first port of call is Hydra, a small but beautiful island steeped in history and a popular destination that’s not far from the Greek mainland. Its cobblestone streets, where donkeys are the primary mode of transportation, are lined with mansions and centuries-old churches. The town of Hydra was built on imposing rocky slopes and has remained intact and unspoiled by modern development. Local residents maintain the unique legacy handed down to them by previous generations. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, sunbathe, enjoy the Greek cuisine and hospitality, and search for some souvenirs to help you remember your visit. Poros(50-minute visit) Poros is an island of peace, romance, and relaxation. The island’s pine trees line the rugged shores and the sandy beaches. Approaching Poros by sea you’ll see the historical clock tower atop the island’s highest hill. The beach houses are mostly neoclassical in style, with the first built in 1463 in the area around the clock tower. Explore the town center and the Archaeological Museum. Lining the narrow streets of Poros you’ll also come across shops, cafés, taverns, and many bars playing both Greek and foreign music. Aegina(2-hour visit) Aegina is the land of the legendary Achilles. Visit the Temple of Aphaea, situated atop a pine-covered hill in the northeastern part of the island. This was the prototype for the Parthenon. When the skies are clear, you can see the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and the Acropolis of Athens from this spot. With the Temple of Aphaea, these temples form an isosceles triangle, which was the holy triangle of ancient times. See the church of Saint Nectarios, which houses a silver urn with the relics of St. Nectarios, the patron saint of the island.

Athens: VIP Cruise Seats with Lunch from Athens to Saronic

6. Athens: VIP Cruise Seats with Lunch from Athens to Saronic

The daily cruise goes to three magical Greek treasures of Hydra, Poros and Aegina. Crossing the Saronic Gulf Islands isn’t just a trip but is an experience that you’ll never forget. Board a new cruise vessel meeting all the modern requirements of the 21st Century with a 70 meter long, 10 meter wide and 3 meter deep ship capacity for 600 passengers. Sail the seas of the Saronic Gulf with five brand new bars, five spacious and luxurious lounges of high aesthetic quality, state-of-the-art audiovisual systems, a modern kitchen featuring the latest equipment, a new specially designed VIP area for 120 people and one VIP cabin. This new vessel promises its passengers comfort, entertainment and luxury that the one-day cruise market has never seen before. Come on-board and experience the harmonious combination of Greek hospitality and multicultural co-existence. A big group of people of different nationalities, customs and cultures along with unique Greek hospitality and entertainment will travel like never before. Dance and sing together across the deep blue Mediterranean waters, enjoying the sun and tasty foods and delicacies. The cosmopolitan Hydra with its cobblestone alleys, its unspoilt unique architectural beauty, as well as the traditional means of transportation that you can still find on the island, its donkeys will make visitors fall in love at first sight. Enjoy a walk and discover the historic landmarks. Then visit the leafy island of Poros with its insuperable natural beauty and thousands of pine trees expanding from the steep and sandy beaches, composing the romance and calmness of the island. Head to the historical Aegina, which took its name by the beautiful nymph that was kidnapped by Zeus. Aegina is well-known across the world for the delicious pistachios, the beautiful beaches, the Temple of Aphea and St. Nektarios Monastery. Additionally, you can book transportation, breakfast on-board and excursions on the islands for an extra fee. The local tour provider also organizes shore excursions in Hydra and Aegina. The shore excursions include a Hydra walking tour, a swim escape to Agistri Island with traditional boat from Aegina and the experience of Afaia Ancient Temple and the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Nektarios on Aegina by bus.

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

7. 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.

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4.6 / 5

based on 409 reviews

A relaxed day on the sea in a boat, stating into blue skies and blue waters. Right from the pick up near the hotel everything was smooth sailing. The food and drinks on the boat were very good. Every corner was neat and clean. the music was playing at a pleasurable level. All the staff on the boat were gracious, incredibly helpful, fun and polite. The stops at Agistri and Aegina were long enough to get a flavour of the islands. The stop mid ocean for a dip was perhaps the best part. The water was spectacular. It was an international crowd on the boat and everyone seemed to be happy on the trip, just chilling and sunbathing on the decks.

I must say our expectations were blown out of the water. Do yourself a favor and stop looking and book this tour NOW. We absolutely loved each and every crew member forever life long friends now. Sad was an incredible guide Hassan a great bartender and the Cook was phenomenal one of the best meals of my life. Our capitalism was efficient and a true pleasure ! The islands are otherworldly and the boat was magnificent! Truly delighted by the hospitality! Amazing experience we would recommend to all our friends and family thank you again and we will be back !

amazing day out. defiantly worth the trip although would next time save money and not have lunch as was very big standard and the islands had much better options. but altogether was a great experience

Friendly/helpful/attentive crew. Great food and plenty of refreshments! Islands were ok are what you make of them.

The whole trip was amazing! Thank you for the greatest experience ever!