About The One Day Cruise to Hydra, Aegina and Poros:
You haven't seen Greece until you've ventured offshore on a Saronic Gulf cruise. Explore the popular islands of Hydra, Aegina and Poros on an Athens one day cruise. The journey begins in Athens where you'll be shuttled by coach to the coastal town of Piraeus and onto an awaiting ship.
From Piraeus you'll set sail for the island of Hydra, followed by Aegina and Poros via the Peloponnese coast. On each island you'll have time for personal strolling, shopping and even short excursions, such as the optional Temple of Aphaia tour on Aegina. This wonderful Greek islands cruise includes an onboard lunch midday.
- Oct 1 ('18) - Mar 31 ('19): Daily.
- Live English-speaking guide.
- 08:00* (Leave Athens) - 19:00 (Return).
- *Please arrive at the Key Tours Terminal for 07:20.
- Key Tours Terminal (Athanasiou Diakou 26 Athina 117 43, Greece).
- Approx. 11 hours.
- Cost of optional tours in Aegina.
- Other entrance fees.
Your Athens one day cruise to the Saronic Islands begins at the Key Tours terminal on Athens' Athanasiou Diakou Street. At 08:00 you'll be shuttled by coach to the coastal town of Piraeus where the cruise boat awaits. After setting sail the ship heads for its first destination, the island of Hydra.
In Hydra there will be time for strolling, shopping and swimming before the cruise continues on up the Peloponnese coast towards Aegina. On this stretch of the Greek islands cruise an opportunity presents itself to join a short guided excursion to Temple of Aphaia - a 500 BC complex dedicated to the goddess of the same name. The temple tour is not included in the ticket price and is completely optional; if you choose not to do it you're free to walk around Aegina's main town.
After finishing up in Aegina a buffet lunch will be served on board the cruise ship. Fed and watered, the tour group will then set sail towards its final destination - the island of Poros.
Poros offers a wealth of fantastic sightseeing opportunities which you can experience during the free excursion time. Investigate the ancient ruined city of Trizina, explore the Old Russian Dockyard, or take a romantic stroll in the Lemon Forest.
When the cruise leaves Poros it will return to Piraeus where a return shuttle coach will be waiting to take you back to Athens.