From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra
- Pickup available
- Duration: 11 hours
- Optional audio guide
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 a...
This was an absolute must . Idyllic islands , friendly stafff and a beautiful cruise . Dolphins followed us home which was a huge treat
Embark on an electric bike tour of Athens that combines the city’s ancient and modern sites, and enjoy panoramic views, picturesque streets, and well-known archeological sights along the way. Following a short briefing and test ride at the centrally located meeting point, cruise through a park to familiarize yourself with the bike before the start of your tour proper. Glide effortlessly up the hill to Pnyka and Filoppappou, where there will be time to admire the views and take panoramic photos. Go to see the Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the Areios Pagos (Supreme Court) on the slopes of the Acropolis, before heading to the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Along the way, discover some of the city’s more modern monuments, and look at the Evzones (guards) standing in front of the Parliament building in their colorful tunics. Travel through the National Gardens to arrive at the Panathina...
This activity was the best! The bikes are great and specially our host, George, was very fun with all our family and show us some special spaces that you don’t usually see when you visit Athens I strongly recommend this activity
Cycle the historic center of Athens on a 9-kilometer bike tour, and see archaeological and architectural highlights of the city such as the Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Mansion, indoor exhibition center of the Zappeion Hall, and Roman Agora. Discover the city’s green spaces, such as the National Gardens, and explore historic neighborhoods such as Plaka at the footsteps of the Acropolis. Go to the ancient burial site of Kerameikos Cemetery. Admire the dome of the National Observatory of Athens, and enter the traditional neighborhood of Thission. Although you will not enter any of the archaeological sights, you will stop for approximately 5-8 minutes at each one while your tour leader provides valuable information and tells interesting stories. Get off your bike for a short walking tour of an areas that bikes can’t access, but leads you to an amazing view far off the tourist path. ...
Julio was amazing. He had a great energy, answered everyone’s questions and gave insights on where to go and what to see in Athens.
Explore the food markets of Athens on a 4-hour walking tour and taste some of the delicious treats on offer. Visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs and traditionally made pastas and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café, and then make your way to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the meat and fish market, the living monument markets of the city. Try some home-grown and roasted coffee, and visit specialty shops to purchase fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham and other deli produce. Enjoy some local wine, organic produce olive oil and honey, seven years old aromatized vinegars and the world famous Greek yoghurt...
Irene was a wonderful guide! The tour was fun upbeat and an interesting variety of foods! A must do in Athens!
Throughout this hip tour, you will be introduced to the local street art scene, getting to know some of the best graffiti in Athens. As you stroll around, learn how the socio-economical factors and the crisis have affected the urban culture and the local artists. See a lot of street art which is connected to both the past and current situation, and understand how many of the artists were affected, and what each work represents. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore various districts of Athens and mingle with the locals. Visit some of the most up-and-coming-areas, as well as some of the underground neighborhoods of Athens. Your expert guide on street art will guide you through small alleys and hidden courtyards, throughout the center of Athens. During this activity, also learn how to decode the messages, drawings and images you will find on your way.
Your experience will begin as one of Greece's sommeliers, Dimitris Spiropoulos, welcomes you to a beautiful restaurant under the Acropolis. He will offer you your first aperitif as well as a brief explanation of the wine map of Greece. The wine map features all of the major wine producing areas, as well as the wine varieties of each one. Following a small talk, your wine-tasting experience begins with Dimitris introducing special Greek wines from handpicked local wineries. Depending on the wine varieties, special dishes, also from selected Greek producers, will help the you receive the full wine experience. Throughout your tour you'll have the chance to taste rare wine varieties such as Roditis, Limnio, Kidonitsa, Muscat, Augoustiatis, and Mandilaras. You'll also sample many more carefully selected varieties, hand-picked by your sommelier.
Amazing value for money. Great location. Very informative. And the wines were delicious!
Travel back in time to Ancient Greece, and discover the greatest landmarks of Athens. Hear the myths behind some of the city’s most significant landmarks. Meet your guide at the main entrance to the Temple of Olympian Zeus next to the Acropolis. Hear about the birth of the glorious city, through to its Golden Age and its downfall to the Spartan armies. Listen to stories from Greek mythology, and uncover their true meaning and historic facts. Visit all the most emblematic sites of the ancient city, as well as less well known attractions. Suitable for all ages, the tour will help you understand how Athens became the mythical city we know today. Visit landmarks, such as the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena Nike. See the ruins of the Temple of Erechtheion and Sanctuary of Asclepius. Go to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, learn the functions of the Agora and visit the Templ...
Super engaging and interesting…..if it’s the only thing you have time for in Athens I recommend, the guide’s knowledge and story telling of the ancient Greeks and their myths is just top tier. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Your culinary journey of Athens will take you to carefully selected specialty food shops, where you’ll taste some of the finest olive oil, cheese, and honey available in the city, as well as local delicacies such as pastourma cured meat. On this 3.5-hour guided food tour you’ll stroll through traditional Athens neighborhoods and visit some wonderful pastry shops that serve tempting Greek sweets. You’ll be immersed in the fragrances and colors of local spices, the secret behind renowned Greek dishes, and aromas of Greek coffee as well. The irresistible smell of freshly baked delicacies will lead you into one of the oldest traditional bakeries in Athens. Continue through the bustling alleys of Varvakios, the picturesque fish, meat, and vegetable market. Last but not least, you’ll stop for a taste of the celebrated Greek souvlaki!
The tour was amazing. Our guide Pavlina was kind, considerate and extremely knowledgeable about not only the local food but also the history of Athens. It’s an enjoyable memory to munch on the delicious food/drink while learning a lot of this elegant city. Highly recommend.
Meet at the lounge where you will be given a short briefing. Each Segway has an action camera installed to record all your memories of your guided tours and up to 180΄HD videos and photos that will be sent to you the following day via the internet. Roll down the pedestrianized Dionysiou Areopagitou street overlooking the Acropolis. During our tour, see and learn about all the important monuments in the city including The New Acropolis Museum, Areopagus (Mars Hill), Ancient Agora of Athens, Hadrian's Library, Kerameikos, Tower of the Winds, Monastiraki, Thissio and the Dorides Telescope on Pnyka Hill. Ride through the streets of Plaka and enjoying the views of the ancient city of Athens. Visit a traditional cafe to taste Greek coffee and complimentary local treats where you will experience the contemporary side of the city. At the end of the tour, collect your personalized Segway User ...
Very professional welcome, breifing, tour and equipment. George was a great guide!
From the meeting point, take a coach transfer to the port, where you will board a cruise vessel for a full-day cruise of the Saronic Islands with lunch. Set sail at 08:15 and cruise to the island of Hydra. Discover an idyllic location untouched by time during your 1-hour stay on the island. Then, cruise to the leafy island of Poros, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. Get an enchanting view of Poros town, and then spend about an hour on the island, where green pine forests and lemon groves grow in abundance. Continue to the island of Aegina, known for its pistachio groves and beautiful beaches. Take an optional bus trip to the majestic Temple of Aphaea or swim off the nearest beaches during your 1.5 hours on the island. Re-embark the boat, and sail back to the port for a late afternoon arrival, where a coach will be waiting to take you back to your hotel on arrival.
Great day trip! The boat ride was long to Hydra the furthest island and first stop If the day but totally worth the wait! The port/village was gorgeous and we had just enough time to wander around to the other side of the port and find a restaurant on a cliff with the most breathtakingly beautiful view of the other islands and beautiful blue waters, then had a swim off the rocks into the crystal blue warm waters before heading back to the ship. Next stop Poros was a very short stop but a great view coming into port. Had enough time to grab a few souvenirs, the kids a gelato from the great shop near where you get off and then we decided to sit in one of the restaurants and enjoy a local beer or two in the sunshine before heading back. Last stop was Aegina the largest of the islands. We choose to do the extra circular activity and caught a small boat over to Moni island and swim/drink in the beautiful blue waters which was amazing! Downside was cramped on boat But food was good.
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It was such a pleasure to cycle through the city with Kostas. Kostas was one of the best and kindest tour guides I’ve had so far in my life. I highly recommend this tour for your first day in Athens, especially when you only have 1-3 days. We saw a lot of the beautiful and vibrant city. Thank you to Kostas! Mees and I loved the tour and all the spots you showed us!
Bikes were awesome, guide was great- was flexible in anything we wanted to do or places to stop. I HIGHLY recommend!
Perfect organised and bikes well maintained. Easy and nice way to have a glimpse of the hot spots.
Very professional welcome, breifing, tour and equipment. George was a great guide!
Marina is always ok for the extra mile, she loves Athens and you can feel it.