Athens Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina Islands
Athens Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina Islands
GOOD MORNING – KA-LI-ME-RA! Get ready, your one-day greek island adventure is about to begin.
Visiting Places: Hydra - Poros - Aegina islands from Athens
Duration: 12 hours (full day).
WHY WE LOVE IT
3 islands in a day on a real cruise ship, available all year round! Need we say more?!
In a country with more than 6.000 islands and islets, imagine an excursion that allows you to visit three of them in a day: The cosmopolitan, beautiful Hydra, leafy and romantic Poros and historical Aegina, the capital of the world-renowned pistachio! On an elegant cruise ship you will experience a day full of sun, sea, greek flavors, dance and music.
The excursion takes place with two vessels (depending on availability and weather), both newly and fully refurbished, consisting of three decks, including a spacious sun deck, ideal for sun soaking, multiple bars and comfortable lounges, dining areas, a luxurious separate VIP lounge and a boutique.
Prepare yourself with all the cruise’s essentials: sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, comfortable attire and most importantly, a big smile! Board and discover the cruise ship, choose the right spot for you, get comfortable and relax. Every activity becomes special while on board: Drink your coffee and enjoy a hearty, greek breakfast with the surroundings of endless blue. The experience includes lunch and the option of guided tours to Hydra and Aegina (at extra charge).
About the destinations:
First stop: Hydra, the only greek island without cars, making its donkeys apart from the island’s mascot, also its main means of transportation. Lose yourself in the narrow, cobblestone streets, enjoy the multiple, delicate shopfronts, climb the parapets with the canons, right and left from the entrance of the port and be mesmerized by the view!
Second stop: Poros, surrounded by pine, lemon and orange trees which reach the shores, Poros is combining natural beauty with picturesque, neoclassical architecture. A “not to miss” in this island, is the historical clock tower, located on the hill’s highest peak.
Third stop: Aegina, the first capital of modern Greece. Aegina is mainly known for its ancient temple of Aphaia, its monastery of St Nektarios and of course, its pistachio nut!
Participation to the only existing cruise which visits three significant islands in one day.
Experience an original taste of greek hospitality.
Visit the unique landmarks of Aegina, feel the historical vibes of Hydra’s island with the shipowners mansions’ surroundings, spread the romance in the neoclassical port of Poros.
Dates | Start Time : Daily departure, all year | 8 AM
Duration: 12 hours approx [return by 7:40 PM]
Spoken Language: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, Armenian. Upon request (Chinese, Japanese, German).
Meeting Point: Port Marina Flisvou Palaio Faliro (50 m. next to Averof Museum), to be confirmed.. Pick-up available from selected hotels in Athens city center available on request at extra charge. Please be ready and wait in the reception area at least 5 minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.
Group Size: Max. 600-800 passengers on board (depends on the screen)
Included: Multilingual Licensed Guides on board, Live Orchestra, Greek Dance Lessons and a greek folkloric show with professional dancers, Rich Buffet Lunch, oriented to greek cuisine flavors, halal certificated, including vegetarian, vegan and lactose-free options.
Excluded: Extras such as breakfast, drinks and shore excursions can be arranged for an additional fee. Hotel pick-up to and from the port can be arranged upon request, from main hotels in the center of Athens (€12 per person round trip) or Glyfada (€15 per person round trip), and begins at least 1 hour before the cruise departure. Shore excursions include a Walking Tour in Hydra, a Swimming Tour at Moni Island with transfers by traditional boat from Aegina and two Bus Tours to the Temple of Aphaia and Byzantine monastery of Agios Nektarios in Aegina.
Note: Please bring your towel, jacket, hat, sunscreen, swimsuit, comfortable attire. Any special dietary requirements should be advised at least 2 days in advance so that the chef can modify the menu accordingly. Passengers with disabilities may only travel on the ship with the attendance of an escort. In accordance with local authorities, you need to provide the full name of all participants. Please advise hotel name at the Remarks section (Checkout) in case you need hotel pickup.
Young Travellers: Child rate applies for 5- 10 year olds. Children of age 11+ are charged the full price. Infants 1-4 years old join free of charge. The experience is suitable for children comfortable at sea and accompanied by an adult. Please add to your cart the number of adults joining and return to the activity page to add the number of children joining you, to complete booking in one single checkout.
Full refund for cancellations made at least 24 hours before the boat trip. You can read here the full terms & conditions of the vendor.
Cruise is subject to suitable weather conditions. In case of cancellation due to weather you will be given the option to join on an alternative date.
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