Saronic Island cruise (Hydra, Poros, Egina)
– from $169 per person –
Departures: Daily / Duration: 11 hours
Abandon your cares and drift away into the ocean blue with our popular day cruise to the blissful islands of Poros, Hydra and Aegina.
* Explore 3 paradisiacal islands
After collecting you from your hotel we’ll cast off from the historic docks of Piraeus. Relax and enjoy the warm breeze as we make our way out to these paradise islands, where you’ll have plenty of free time to explore.
Spend an hour discovering windmills and waterfalls among the citrus trees in the ‘Lemon Forest’ on tiny Poros Island. Or visit Trinzia, the Russian shipyard, to learn about the history of Russian-Greek friendship and cooperation. Then it’s back on board for the sailing to our second island, Hydra. We’ll spend two hours moored in the harbour, once a notorious hangout for pirates, while you explore the colourful old capital. Wander the tiny streets between sleepy red-tiled buildings. Enjoy a cup of strong Greek coffee, or pick up a bargain in one of the shops. Finally, we head to Aegina, the largest of the three islands and famous for its pistachio trees. Join an optional ($) trip to the Temple of Aphaia or take a dip in the beautifully clear ocean. Or just watch the boats come and go while you enjoy a glass of ouzo on the quayside.
A delicious traditional lunch is served in two sittings while sailing between islands. On the way home, enjoy an evening of beautiful Greek folk music, with dancers in full regalia. Revel in the furious energy of the dances, and then drift into Athens to the sweet nostalgic refrains of the old love songs. It’s the perfect end to a magical day.
Note: There will be opportunities to swim, so please bring bathing suits and towels. Temple of Aphaia trip is not included. Not suitable for the less mobile
• Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach