This is a great tour and is a great value for money, if you look up the cost of ferries and schedules you will quickly realize this is a fantastic deal as you get to see three islands and have a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet lunch with live Greek music. After lunch there is live music, buzuki (traditional Greek instrument) and Teaching Zorba dance, It is so great!!! The crew are multilingual so everything is explained in at least four to five languages and they offer a few add-on activities you can pay extra for during the tour, so bring some cash or a credit card.
If it's hot weather, be sure to bring a towel to put on a deck chair, sunglasses and sunscreen. If you want to swim, bring a swimming suit and also don't forget your camera, as the islands are beautiful. - and ideal choice for people of all ages!
Embarking and sail to Hydra Island will take about 3 Hours - Arrival to Hydra Island and Free Time At Lesiure About 1:45 minutes
Take a day cruise from Athens to the fabulous Greek islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina for a relaxing day on the sea. With all your transport, transfers and buffet lunch organized, you can sit back and enjoy your leisurely day cruise with free time on each island to explore. After transferring from Athens to the port by motor coach, you'll set sail for the island of Hydra where you'll have free time for strolling and shopping as you will have about 1 hour and 45 minutes at leisure to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra island whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. From the decks you will be able to admire the very special architecture and dramatic landscapes of this island whose old traditional stone houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history.
Sail To Poros Island about 1:30 hours and Open Buffet Lunch- Free Time At leisure in Poros about 50 minutes
Next, it's on to the island of Hydra as we will sail to Poros island and on the way we will have open buffet lunch which will consist of fresh Tomatoes, red and white cabbage , carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, onions Greek olives, Feta cheese, served with wonderful dressing of extra virgin olive oil and vinegar to start your meal. Arrival to Poros island. the island of Poros was the site of the first naval base in modern Greece, established in 1827 during the Greek War of Independence. Most of the activities of Poros naval base were moved to Salamis naval base in 1881. The site is still used today by the Hellenic Navy as a training center for naval personnel.
Sail To Aegina Island About 2 Hours and Free Time At leisure in Aegina about 1:50 minutes
Upon arrival in Egina (Aegina) you can either join an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (cost not included) or take a walk around the main town. Aegina is one of the Saronic islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf and the lovely island is only 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Athens, and is a popular getaway for Athenians during the summer months. After sailing back to the port you'll be transferred to Athens.
Optional Aegina and Temple of Aphaia Tour:
Start your classical tour with a Guided Bus Tour of the island, starting with a visit to the Temple of Afaia which is the best preserved temple in Greece and one of the 3 temples forming the famous “Sacred Triangle” of Greek antiquity. Built on top of a pinetree covered hill, it offers the most magnificent view over the island, the Saronic Gulf, Piraeus and Salamina Island. You tour guide will tell you the fascinating story of the intriguing history of this beautiful temple and then from there we make a small stop for photographs to the Church of Saint Nectarios, where you can admire its beautiful Byzantine architecture.
On our way back to Aegina Port you will have the time to relax and appreciate the exquisite peaceful nature of the island.
*This One Day Cruise Tour is available all year round.
No extra hidden cost..!
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*Pick up and Drop Off
*Professional Licensed Guide
*Open Buffet Lunch
*Transport and Driver
*Greek dance show and music
*Drinks and Beverages
*Cost of optional tours in Aegina (Panoramic island tour - Temple of Apfaia)