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Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

Activity provider: Key Tours

Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

Activity provider: Key Tours
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From US$ 133.25 per person

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Discover the islands of Hydra, Poros, and Aegina on a full-day cruise from Athens. Enjoy views of the Greek coast from the open deck of a cruise ship and explore Hydra with an app audio tour.

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Duration 12 hours
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English, Spanish, French, Italian
Audio guide included
English
Pickup optional
Meet your driver in your hotel lobby at the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Soak up some sun on the spacious deck as you sail to the Saronic Islands
  • Have the freedom to explore with free time the islands Poros, Hydra, and Aegina
  • Sit back and savor a delicious buffet lunch with chicken, fish, pasta, and salad
  • Engage with attractions in Hydra with an app-based self-guided audio tour
  • Upgrade your expereince with the option to choose hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description

Explore the Saronic Islands of Poros, Hydra, and Aegina on this day trip from Athens. Cruise over the azure waters of the Mediterranean sea and have free time on each island. Savor a mouth-watering buffet lunch and enjoy an app-based audio tour of the island of Hydra.

After a morning transfer by bus from Athens to the port, hop on board a cruise ship and be invited to one of its spacious open decks. From the deck, you’ll have a great vantage point for enjoying views of the Greek coast. An app-based audio tour is also included in your trip. The first stop is the island of Poros, the smallest of the 3 islands you’ll visit on the tour. It’s separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. Have ample time to explore the island and once you’re on board again you’ll be served a delicious lunch as the ship sail towards Hydra. Take in the stunning views as you enter the port of Hydra and see the cove that at one time served as a shelter for pirates. From the open decks, marvel at the dramatic landscapes of this island.

As an added perk, download the mobile app (instructions found on your confirmation voucher), put on your headphones, and listen as licensed guides and experts on storytelling present you with original stories and historical information about the area.

There will be time for you to explore the narrow, stone-paved streets of the island on foot, or by saddled donkey, which is the traditional mode of transportation. If you choose to go by foot, you can walk along the old seaside promenade and perhaps stop at some of the small shops. When you return to the ship, the captain heads for Aegina which is the largest of the 3 islands on the tour. Apart from its beautiful harbor, there are numerous interesting sites that you’ll have a chance to discover on your own. Alternatively, you can join an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia at an additional cost. Return to your cruise-boat and enjoy your one-hour sail back to the port. Disembark and finish your trip (if option selected) in Athens.

Includes
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Lunch
  • Multilingual escorts on board
  • App audio tour of Hydra
  • Entrance fees and island excursions
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your crew at Marina Delta Kalitheas at the meeting point sent to you in an email by the activity provider.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 541 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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On time pick-up but ship is crowded, some folks standing room on the upstairs deck. Could pass on Poros-- 45 minutes not enough time (was really 30 minutes waiting in line to disemabark then having to return 5 minutes before the time). The cool monastery tour is extra. The Hydra walking tour on the app didn't work too well, even with a download. If you want to do a walking tour c/o a live person, that is extra, too. Food in the buffet was good, once you get through the long lines. Ship restrooms were clean.

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July 17, 2022

Tres Islas son demasiado y seria mejor solo Hydra y Egina. Aunque algunas reseñas comentan qué hay demasiada gente en el barco y demasiado tiempo en este, parte de la experiencia es sentir el mar (y es un ferry como muchos otros). De acuerdo en que deberían incluir de una vez los viajes en bus en Egina. Se siente que siempre te quieren vender algo más y sería mejor privilegiar calidad.

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July 17, 2022

What’s great way to spend a day! The three islands are quaint and very walkable, and the locals are friendly. The boat wasn’t too crowded. Recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater, as the wind while underway can be chilly. We did not take any excursions on shore, so cannot speak to that. Well worth the money and time!

July 13, 2022

Product ID: 5991