Island Cruise

One Day in the Islands of Argosaronikos!

The cruise from Athens to Aegina, Hydra and Poros islands is a great experience for you to have while in Greece.

These 3 islands are very close to Athens and are an ideal one-day cruise .The beauty of Saronic Islands will make it memorable no matter your are a first timer in Greece,Newly Married on Honeymoon or just want to make a surprise gift to your mate.
The Saronic islands adventure starts. Get ready for views of extraordinary beauty.Beaches,authentic greek island scenery,houses,roads and many more are ready to be explored.The cruise will start in the morning.You will be received at the Port of Piraeus by the hostess.You can have a soft drink at the lounge or stay at the deck to watch the process of the departure.By the time the trip starts you will need to assemble to the main lounge where you will be given the necessary information for the islands and your stay on the ship during the cruise.

  • Hydra
  • Poros
  • Aegina
Two hours away is Poros, the smallest of the islands but very green and massive coastline.

Poros and Peloponnese Peninsula are devided by a narrow strait that makes it very rare view to see. The time you will stay in Poros is 50 minutes enough to explore its small streets and take photos.

Our next stop is at the port of Hydra, 1:15 minutes later. The island of Hydra is beautiful with stone houses trademark of the greek culture and paved streets. No vehicles are allowed,so walking,taking a bicycle,a donkey (another trademark of the island) or hiring a water taxi is the only way to move on it.All the above makes Hydra a unique island!

The stay time here is an hour and a half and when you return on the ship you will have lunch with tastes of Greek cuisine.
After two hours is Aegina, the largest of the islands.

Classical tour on Aegina (optional)

There is a guided bus tour on the island that takes you to the Temple of Athena Aphaia, one of the best preserved temples in Greece, which is built on a lovely hill and offers spectacular views to the entire island, as well as the Saronic Gulf and even Piraeus. On the way back to Aegina’s port you will make a short stop to the Byzantine Church of St Nectarius.

Panoramic tour on Aegina (optional)

The second option you have is the Panoramic Tour that will take you across the island to get an overview of the natural landscape. You will not get to see the archaeological site with this tour though. The tour will end with a stop by the seaside where you can enjoy a small meal with Greek meze dishes and ouzo!

NOTE. You can buy the tickets for both optional shore trips on board, so that you do not need to worry about it.

When you return to the cruise ship, do not think that the cruise is over. The crew of the ship along with dancers and singers will dress their original Greek costumes and offer you a Greek Traditional Folk Show on board, to animate you during the return to the Port of Piraeus. The main goal is to be entertained!

The cruise from Athens to Poros, Hydra and Aegina is one of the most popular cruise in Greece: elegant boats, delicious food, live music + dance on a superb voyage to three Greek islands near Athens. Get ready to sail!
The cruise ship sails early in the morning (8.15am) towards either Poros – Hydra – Aegina or Aegina – Poros – Hydra. Keep in mind that the itinerary and the duration of stay on each island cannot change and are not customizable.

With transfer pick up from Athens to/from the port: €109,- per adult
With transfer pick up from Athens to/from the port: €66,- per child (03-11)

N.B. Clients staying in hotels or a friends addresses and are not included in our pick up list, during the booking can choose the Arethusa Hotel, ideally located just next to Syntagma (Constitution) square and Plaka (old town of Athens) in 6 – 8 Mitropoleos street, street of the Athens Cathedral rite in the center of the city. Our guide will ask for you.

If you don’t require a pick-up,Athens One Day Cruise starts from the Port of Piraeus, or Trocadero Marina.

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Your Athens One Day Cruise begins! Our Officers and Hostesses are waiting for you for a warm welcome.  They will assist you with boarding on one of our luxurious cruise ships and invite you to proceed either to the Main Lounge, where our live orchestra has already started putting you in the right mood with its international music repertoire, or to one of the spacious open decks where you can enjoy the fascinating view as the ship leaves the port at approx 8h15 for the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf.

Our guides and hostesses will invite you to assemble in one of the Lounges, in order to give you all necessary information concerning the ship, the cruise program as well as the islands. It is a perfect opportunity to get answers to any questions you might have, as our trained staff is there to ensure that you will have a most wonderful day.

We start our day sailing towards the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf.

Shortly after departure, our guides and hostesses will invite you to gather in one of the lounges, in order to give you all necessary information concerning the safety regulations, the cruise program and the islands. This will also be an opportunity for you to get answers to any questions you might have, as our trained staff is there to ensure that you will have a most wonderful day.

On board our ship you can spend your time at our 3 decks. On the lowest level you will find the main dining room, where the lunch buffet will be served, the mid-level is a big spacious light deck, surrounded all around by windows, where you can enjoy your coffee, drinks, breakfast and later on, your cocktails. This magnificent space is equipped with Wi-Fi connection and all the necessities to make your trip a comfortable one. On the second deck, you can find the TAX-FREE luxury goods store, where you can purchase your jewellery presents and known brand accessories and bags.

During the spring, summer and autumn periods, you are going to be charmed by our sun deck. On the top of the vessel we have a spacious open space with a comfortable sitting area and a beautiful all day bar.

Part of our entertainment program takes place on our sun deck.

HYDRA

The port of Hydra, whose amphitheatre shape once served as a safe shelter for Pirates, welcomes you. From the decks, you will be able to admire the very special architecture and dramatic landscapes of the island, whose old traditional stone houses and mansions silently witness to a long and turbulent history.

As soon as you disembark, it’s all there… the small narrow stone-paved streets waiting to be explored on foot or by the island’s traditional “vehicle” – the saddled donkey… captivating walks along the old seaside promenade… crystal clear waters, radiant traditional fine craft shops, the beauty of Hydra will conquer you forever!

As you sail on, our dancers will make you dance to Greek rhythms and the buffet lunch would be served, with the perfect menu that would suite everyone onboard. Reach menu with the finest Mediterranean tastes prepared freshly from our chef onboard.

POROS

The smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town.

In Poros you will have a time to explore the city and enjoy the short walk, get ready, we are off to our final destination after approx. one hour.

Aegina is our final destination, and here we will be staying for around 2 hours.

AEGINA

During our stay in Aegina we can share with you our 3 proposals for excursions:

 

CLASSICAL TOUR

The first possibility is 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 wooded hill, it offers the most magnificent view over the island, the Saronic Gulf, Piraeus and Salamina Island. Our guide will tell you the fascinating story of the intriguing history of this beautiful site and then from there we make a small stop for photographs to the Church of Saint Nectarios, where you can admire of its beautiful Byzantine architecture. The drive back to Aegina Port will give you time to relax and appreciate the exquisite peaceful nature of the island.

PANORAMIC TOUR

The second possibility is a Panoramic Bus Tour, giving you the opportunity to drive across the entire island (without visiting the archaeological site) admiring the beauty of its nature, the island’s medieval capital of Paleohora, the Church of Saint Nectarios. Final stop is at a local taverna at the port to enjoy some meze and tsipouro.

SWIMMING

Enjoy a soft drink while we transfer you by our company’s speedboat to the coast of Moni, 7 minutes away from the port, to a private organized beach with umbrellas which is ideal not only for swimming but also for enjoying the natural beauty and landscape filled with pine trees. You can swim in the crystal clear blue waters and enjoy the sandy beach next to peacocks and if you are lucky you can see the dears enjoying the landscape as well.