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Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

Activity provider: Key Tours

Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

Activity provider: Key Tours

From US$ 137.63 per person

Discover the islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina on a full-day cruise from Athens. Enjoy views of the Greek coast from the open deck of a cruise ship and explore Hydra with an app audio tour.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, Spanish, French, Italian
Audio guide included
English
Pickup optional
Meet your driver in your hotel lobby at the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up some sun on the spacious deck as you sail to the Saronic Islands
  • Have the freedom to explore with free time the islands Poros, Hydra, and Aegina
  • Sit back and savor a delicious buffet lunch with chicken, fish, pasta, and salad
  • Engage with attractions in Hydra with an app-based self-guided audio tour
  • Upgrade your experience with the option to choose hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Lunch
  • Multilingual escorts on board
  • App audio tour of Hydra
  • Entrance fees and island excursions
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your crew at the Flisvos Marina at the meeting point that is sent to you directly in an email from the activity provider.

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Overall rating

4 /5

based on 625 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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This activity was worth it! I met so many awesome people. The views while on the water and on the different islands were like nothing I’ve ever seen. I had a full day of activities and I didn’t get burned out, I had so much fun. I went in November so, it was kinda cold but not so cold that it wasn’t enjoyable.

December 4, 2022

Excellent ! Big boat, there are people but you can easily find your place. Lots of time at sea to go to Hydra, bring a good book. Hydra… magnificent! Then return to the boat for lunch. Very well organized and that's ok. Short stop in Poros time to go up to the clock and eat an ice cream. Finally Aegina. We took a paid option to go to the temple (the 3rd in the triangle), 28€ per person sold in the boat. And return around 7:30 p.m. to the port then organization of the return to the hotels. Very good organization.

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October 31, 2022

Very well organized cruise even if we would like the various stops on the three islands to be longer :) Three hours of navigation in the morning to reach the first island of Hydra (stop about one hour). We continued with Poros (45 min stop). I recommend visiting the Clock Tower promontory. There are a few markets and it is better to be in good shape but it is done. You will discover at the top a clock and a nice panoramic view. As for Aegina, the largest of the islands, there is no great interest unless you opt for an optional 28€ excursion car. Announcements are made in English, Spanish and French in addition to Greek. At noon, the meal is served on board as a buffet. Nothing exceptional, rather canteen-style cooking, but the quantity is there. Return to port in the evening at 7:30 p.m. To sum up a nice day in a mass tourism atmosphere. Very friendly and caring boat staff ;)

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October 26, 2022

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