Athens Day Cruise - 3 Islands - Saronic Gulf - With Lunch 402 reviews
Athens, Greece

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Activity Highlights
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Stop At: Angistri, Angistri, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica

Agistri is one of the Saronic Gulf’s islands, ideal for a weekend getaway from Athens. Thanks to its magnificent natural environment and the secluded, sun-drenched beaches, this island is a little hidden gem ready to be explored. Visit the most spectacular beaches, including Dragonera, Skala, Aponisos and Chalikiada, and taste delicious traditional delicacies. Get lost at Megalochori’s streets with charming houses and taverns. This is what you really expect from Agistri: authenticity, freedom and tranquillity.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Aponisos Beach, Agistri island Greece

Aponisos our swimming spot to enjoy pristine crystal-clear green-blue waters full or underwater sea life. You could not ask for more than Aponisos which can offer you an ideal situation for both swimming and snorkelling.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Aegina, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, Attica

Aegina is the largest island in the Saronic Gulf, just 17 miles away from Athens. Aegina’s ancient history takes place back in the 500 B.C. Explore the ancient Greek temple of Aphaia, one of the most well-preserved sanctuary places of worship. What a bonus to a summer holiday to be able to walk around in one of the three temples of Sacred Triangle of Greece. Aegina is also famous worldwide for the high quality of its local pistachio nut. Among the highlights of the island, are the stunning beaches of Marathon, Agia Marina, and Perdika which is known for the seafood taverns.

Duration: 2 hours

Activity Details
If you are looking for beach, sun, culture and incredible scenery, or an all-in-one experience, BestCruise has got you covered.
BestCruise offers you a lifetime experience of a day cruise to Aegina and Agistri islands on an authentic wooden sailing boat. Walk-in ancient paths at the Aphaia Temple in Aegina, revel in the numerous shades of blue of Agistri beaches, dare to jump off the boat in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and snorkel in crystal-clear waters of Aponisos.
BestCruise offers you a well-priced private experience, unlike mass tourism boats that advertise daily cruises with multiple stops resembling normal ferry service. Food served on board is ethically sourced from trusted farms and groceries around Greece. We use the finest quality of olive oil in all our meals and fresh bio ingredients. We are proud for the quality of our services honouring the traditional Greek cuisine and hospitality.
Departure & Return
Departure PointWMJ2+QF Pireas, WMJ2+QF8 Pireas, Greece Traveler pickup is offered The included transfer option is offered for centrally located hotels/Properties. If your location of pickup is outside of Athens or Piraeus center we can still pick you up but there might be an extra fee depending on how far outside the service area you are located. The transfer service area is a radius of 15km around Marina Zeas. Departure Time09:00 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Coffee and/or Tea - During boarding Coffee, tea and freshly made juices along with homemade cookies and cake will be offered.
  • Brunch - One hour after departure a light delicious healthy brunch will be offered.
  • Lunch - After visiting our swimming spot in Aponisos enjoy our traditional Greek lunch using top-notch quality ingredients.
  • Snacks - During our return to the port, freshly cut fruits will be offered.
  • Alcoholic Beverages - All-day beer and wine will be provided for free.
  • Soda/Pop - All-day soft drinks will be provided for free.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Aponisos Beach
  • Optional Excursions
Additional Information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • we reduced the number of passengers to 60% capacity, and given the size of the ship social distancing can be attained. Cleaning and sanitizing procedures are carried out regularly. All travelers have access to disinfectants during the cruise in various places. Happy Traveling again!
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
Free Cancellation - upto 24 hours in advance
Traveler Reviews

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  • Honestly, the whole experience was breath taking. We’ve never swam in clearer water. The pistachio’s and olive oil we bought were second to none on the third island.
  • We booked this trip last minute and could not have been happier that we decided to. The whole day was well planned out with plenty of time to enjoy each island. There was plenty of time for swimming, including off the boat which was so much fun! Comfortable places to relax on the boat and enjoy the sunshine. Snacks were provided alongside free drink all day and as a fairly picky eater, I was a little apprehensive about lunch on board but it was honestly the most delicious food I’ve tasted … absolutely recommend the potatoes!! 😍 As well as everything else, the crew could not have been nicer or more helpful!
  • One of the best things I did in Greece, simply amazing, staff super cool, tasty snacks, good tunes and chill vibes and islands were amazing.
  • The most enjoyable part of the trip was without doubt the swim stop and water in October is great for swimming. The main lucnh is good, however, the morning bits are not enough to keep you full until lunch is served. Sadly the islands weren't of much interest as there were little things to do and see. The church in Agistri was closed and in Aegina the Temple of Aphia is really far. Perhaps it's different in full summer but I wouldn't recommend the trip to these islands in autumn.
  • Such a fun day! The crew was very nice and provided for all our food and beverage needs all day. The swimming off the boat was the highlight of the day.
  • A very smooth booking with prompt reply and confirmation of pick up from our hotel. The pick up came on time and was a very comfortable ride to Piraeus Port. The boat was comfortable with a cushioned area that we could lie down and relax in. Despite being October, the weather was warm and sunny and so the trip to the 1st Island was very pleasant. The 1st stop, Angistiri, was a bit quieter and run down than we expected; it was off season so I guess that is why. But disappointed we couldn’t even get into the Church for a look. We decided to have a swim which to be honest was the best thing it would seem to do here . The water was crystal blue and clear and pleasantly warm enough in October ! We boarded again after an hour or so for a short trip to the next stop. This is a swimming stop where you can jump off the boat into the gorgeous water again. A quick swim for 1/2 hour before lunch was served. We really enjoyed the lunch, eating out on deck and thought the food quality was good and a good variety. The final stop to Aegina was a good end to the day and I would say is the stop of most interest. Definitely worth exploring the alleys as there are some lovely cafes and shops with a lot of character. I would say about half the shops were open and thankfully there are plenty of ice cream shops and pistachio vendors serving . The pistachio ice- cream we had was amazing ! We did of course come home with some obligatory pistachios , pesto and Ouzo! Boarded the boat again at 16.10 for our return sail back to Pireaus. All in all it was a pleasant and relaxing day. The first island stop was a little disappointing I guess and I think it is slightly misleading as there are really only 2 stops. Aegina and the beautiful crystal blue seas around the islands did make up for it however. Overall we would recommend it,especially if you have a few days to spend in Athens as we did. The transfer was definitely worth adding. The trip may benefit from a bit more talk and explanation as most of the tour leads talk was instructional but all the staff were pleasant and attentive.
  • If you really want to get onto the water, this might be a good option for you. The crew is nice and the boat is fine. It's a sail boat with no sails. But it is comfortable. For me, I wished I had another day in Athens. The first island was closed except for a cafe, the second island was just a rock that we didn't actually go to ( we just swam near it.. and the swimming was nice). The third island was the best one, especially if you like pistachios and crowds. But it wasn't anything very special either. For me, I felt it was a wasted day. Also be sure to eat breakfast. They have a nice lunch but, otherwise, just some bad coffee and bread for breakfast and tiny cheese tortilla rollups for for "brunch"- like something you'd put in your kids lunch box. Also don't go in October- I thought I was going to freeze to death.
  • Yes please! It was a relaxing day at sea and fun to see a couple of islands and archaeological sites. On board lunch was delicious and plentiful. My teen loved jumping off the boat! Passengers were friendly and from all over the world, it was easy to make new friends. The visit to the islands are very short but enough time to visit the temple and get some pistachio ice cream if you are quick about it!
  • We made three amazing stops, enjoyed really delicious food, and the price for this experience can’t be beat! 100% recommend.
  • We really enjoyed this experience. It was so relaxing and everything was handled for you. The food was amazing and we had so much fun at the pistachio booths on the last island.
  • When I booked the trip through Viator, it was a tour that covered Hyda, Poros, and Aegina. The tour I was assigned to went to Aegina but two different islands. I suggest going straight through the boat company, Viator just puts you on whatever tour they want. I talked with several other people on the boat and we were all surprised to hear what islands we were going to and all of those people thought it was going to be same three islands, Hydra, Pyros, and Aegina. That was frustrating but I didn't let it spoil the trip. The crew was polite and had a good time. Time spent on the islands were 1 hour on Agistri and 90 min. on Aegina. It was suppose to be a little longer but still enjoyed the visits. Lunch and swim stop was amazing. We spent nearly two hours for that. Taxi driver forgot to pick me up and had to pay for it but they paid me back and gave me a discount for the added trouble. Overall, it was a great way to spend a day away from the city and experience boating out in the Aegean Sea.
  • We had a wonderful experience on this tour. The pick up was punctual, the day before agency confirmed the details. Food was very good and plentiful. Swimming spots were excellent and enough time was provided to explore.
  • The guys running this trip were really helpful and friendly interacting with everyone. As advertised cold/hot drinks available upon arrival. Lunch was very good - props to the chef. All in all a very pleasant day out.
  • We were sceptical about booking from this website, as it seemed too good to be true. But we were completely wrong to be. We booked a semi private cruise, they picked us up and dropped us back to our hotel. There was a total of 30is people on the cruise but there was plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the sun on the way to the islands. They offered bite size wraps, unlimited drinks (beer, tea, coffee, water and soft drinks) and the lunch was nice too (pastas and salads). We had about 1 hour and 30minutes on the islands to explore ourselves. The stop for lunch was the best as that’s your opportunity to jump into the ocean, life jackets and snorkelling gear is provided. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this day trip, well worth the money.
  • Would 100% recommend this trip! You get so much for the price and the food was FANTASTIC! At first it seems a bit pricey but with the amazing buffet and the stops on the islands we realized that we got a lot for the money. We didn’t even need to eat the snacks we brought! The crew was kind and very helpful with recommendations on the islands and keeping us full. We were 5 girls on this trip and on the way home we couldn’t stop talking about how glad we all agreed to this! We sat in the most comfy chairs and listened to chill music all day with the most amazing view. Truly hope I can experience something like this again!
  • This was a casual/fun way of visiting different islands close to Athens. The staff were attentive to everyone and ensured we all had a good time. Things we did: - Rented an electric bike for $20 each (be aware that you need to bring cash with you). - Ate pistachio ice cream, of course! and also bought pistachio pesto which was the best thing ever (we ate it later with some bread, octopus and some wine :) - Swam in the clear water! Be aware of bringing a cozy sweater to keep you warm because the weather can change abruptly.
  • I justify the low rating simply based on my interaction with the crew that I think was not worthy of the famous Greek hospitality we always hear about. The information on the cruise was minimal, I was expecting more. Music selection was not enjoyable, quite the opposite, it chipped away from the whole pleasure of enjoying an authentic peaceful sailing. The ship didn't up its sails for the whole duration of the cruise running on the engine. The ship itself is beautiful, could need some love in places and toilets could have been services more often. Despite my doubts, food was nice. Perhaps the islands shine more in summer, I cannot say I was completely convinced to visit them again or that I could wholeheartedly recommend this cruise to my inner circle.
  • Nice weather, nice location, nice see, nice staff, nice isands, nice lunch, nice program, nice boat.
  • It was an amazing trip!! The straff was great, the food was really good, the music was up to date, the stops/Islands were really beautiful and I love that we could jump Off the boat. I really reccomend the trip to people who want a day with «Island-jumping» outside Athens. In october several shops and hotels were closed.
  • Fun to visit small islands. Lunch was great! Downside-Droning “house music “ was adding to the trips lengthy journey. We found it irritating. Boat captain needs to narrate a bit. Would have made trip enjoyable and interesting. Pure silence.
  • It was a pleasant day but our day has fallen behind expectations. The weather was a bit raw, there wasn't much to do on the islands and we didn't find the islads so interesting as there wasn't much to do on them. You only see 2 islands though. Food wasn't quite enough, when I came back to grab some more, there wasn't anything else left on the table, but otherwise tasty.
  • The crew was very welcoming, the lunch and all amenities were great. Arriving early to get a place in front of the boat is a good idea. The islands are beautiful, but the time in them seems short, mainly on Aegina as there is more to see and do. Overall is worth and I'll go again next time.
  • The crew was really great and the food was delicious. The crew was friendly and informative. The swimming spot at the second island was beautiful
  • If I were to go again I would look for a different ship. Ship was very old. Minimal interaction with crew. Very little real information was provided. First island was closed for season and 2nd island you were not able to go on shore. Snorkeling had no fish or reefs. No brunch was served. Lunch was good and there was a nice selection. This is not a sailing trip. The ship had no sails.
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