Discover three beautiful Greek islands near Athens on this full-day independent island-hopping cruise from Athens. Travel by coach to Piraeus port and relax as you sail to the gorgeous islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina in the Saronic Gulf. Get free time at each island to stroll, sightsee and shop as you wish, and at Aegina, choose to join a guided excursion to the ancient Temple of Aphaia (own expense). A delicious lunch and colorful Greek folklore show, both aboard your hydrofoil, are included. A Greek island-hopping cruise to remember.
First station is the cosmopolitan Hydra, with its cobbled streets, the untouched -for centuries –
We arrive at Hydra. A beautiful island, small in surface but big in history and particularities, which stands out amongst many others. Here we promise you unforgettable moments of relaxations and carelessness! Its traditional architecture has remained untouched from modern interventions. From the moment you set eyes on it, it is going to impress you with its quaint cobbled streets, mainly served by donkeys, since the circulation of vehicles is banned. Strolling in the streets, you will discover wonderful mansions-fortresses (indicative of the primordial role played by the island in the Greek war of independence) and historic churches. And on top of it all, wherever you are you will be surrounded by the beautiful blue of the sea!
Resting against the rail of the ship, observes the horizon… Poros already starts to show before you. As we approach, the first thing you will notice is the historic clock of the island on top of the highest hill. Built in 1927, it is visible from everywhere and adorns the town. Once on the shore, let peacefulness and natural beauty allure you. It is not by chance that the all-green Poros, with its pines stretching from its rugged shores to its sandy beaches, is known as the “island of romance and carelessness” strolling about the town, you will come across the town-hall, the archeological museum, the municipal library, the cultural hall, while, amongst the scenic alleys and white washed houses, you will find a multitude of tourist shops.
Last stop, is the historical Aegina.
The biggest island of the Saronic Gulf, 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, “virgin” beaches and the Temple of Aphaia.
We stay at the port of Aegina for 2 hours.
There is enough time to enjoy your coffee and the pistachio sweets at the beautiful port, or to participate in the historical tour of the island and discover its hidden treasures.
- Poros island
- Hydra island
- Aegina island
- Optional tours in Aegina (Panoramic island tour – Temple of Aphaia)
- Greek dance show and music on board
- Buffet – Lunch on board
- Greek dance show and music
- All taxes
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Drinks and beverages(Extra charge)
- Entrance fees
- Cost of optional tours in Aegina
- Gratuities (optional)