Day trip

From Athens: Argo and Saronic Islands Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: MTM D.M.C Ltd

From Athens: Argo and Saronic Islands Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: MTM D.M.C Ltd

From US$ 127.59 per person

Spoil yourself for a day with a luxury cruise from Athens to the islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. Swim in crystal-clear waters off Hydra, admire neoclassical beach houses on Poros, and explore the pine-covered landscape of Aegina.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup is offered subject to your hotel's location. Round trip transfers are included on sharing basis organized by the cruise company either from your hotel or a nearby walking distance location. One day prior to the activity you should contact the local provider to reconfirm pickup location and time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a day cruising to the 3 main islands in the Saronic Gulf
  • Explore the popular islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina on your own
  • Enjoy lunch and traditional Greek singing and dancing on board
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Cruise
  • Set menu on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses, such as beverages or snacks purchased at the bar
  • Optional tours during the day (bookable on request)
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Look for the ship called "Cosmos" at the Marina Delta Kallitheas.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Extra transfer service charges apply for hotels located in Rafina and Lavrio.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 312 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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As the other reviews write - not enough time was set aside for the islands. If you prioritized one of the islands over all three, it probably made more sense. The guided tour was nice, but again no time was set aside for you to go on your own. Drinks were expensive on the boat. Fortunately, you can bring your own.

August 15, 2022

Great thing to get to know the surrounding islands in one day, staying in Hydra and Aegina with 2 hours even allowed jumping into the water, Poros with 1 hour a bit short. A long day but worth it, everything well organized, always on time, as the weather was nice there was enough space for everyone; indoors with air conditioning with nice lounge. Lunch was average but that's okay. Price eg for coffee with 4.50 euros rather high. music a bit too loud. Recommendation: take a taxi directly to the port in front of the ship because the tram can only be reached by road and the area is very neglected. Didn't book an additional tour of the islands, didn't need to and would have been too stressful.

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June 24, 2022

Overall it’s good if you want to see 3 islands in one day. But if you want to go without a rush in the islands, i would reccomend to go with the ferry. Then you will be in the island as long as you want. Also it will be way cheaper and faster. Just you need to plan your journey more. Moreover the food in the cruise was eatable, but nothing special.

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June 15, 2022

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