Athens: 1-Day Cruise to Poros, Hydra & Aegina islands with lunch 173 reviews
Athens, Greece

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

After transferring from Athens to port by motor coach (if port transfers option has been selected), you'll set sail for the island of Poros, where you'll have free time for strolling and shopping.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Next, it's on to the island of Hydra. You will have about 1 hour and 30 minutes at leisure to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra island, whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. From the decks, you will be able to admire the very special architecture and dramatic landscapes of this island, whose old traditional stone houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Aegina, Egina 180 10, Greece

Upon arrival in Egina (Aegina) you can either join an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (cost not included) or take a walk around the main town. Aegina is one of the Saronic islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf. The lovely island is only 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Athens, and is a popular getaway for Athenians during the summer months. After sailing back to port you'll be transferred to Athens city.

Duration: 2 hours

Activity Details
Join our full-day cruise from Athens and discover three of the most famous and beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf! Visit the cosmopolitan Hydra island with the extremely picturesque capital, full of red-tiled houses and stone-paved narrow alleys. Continue to Poros with the historic clock, the library and the picturesque church of Virgin Maria. Last stop at the a verdant island of Aegina known for its great production of colourful pistachio, the temple of Afea and the monastery of Saint Nectarios. Live a unique cruise and enjoy a buffet meal on board full of delicacies!
Departure & Return
Departure Point1: Marina Delta Kallithea, Leof. Poseidonos 20, Kallithea 176 74, Greece 2: Sailbility Hellas, Unnamed Road, Kallithea 176 74, Greece Traveler pickup is offered Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens selected centrally located hotels if the "With pick-up" option has been selected; otherwise, the meeting point is directly at the port (Marina Kalitheas or Marina Flisvos)
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Expert multilingual escorts on board
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (selected hotels, if option selected)
  • Folklore show with traditional dances on board
  • Buffet lunch on board
  • All taxes
  • Guide
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Additional Information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The order in which we shall visit the islands may change but not the duration of stay on any of the islands.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
Free Cancellation - upto 24 hours in advance
Traveler Reviews

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  • Excellent way to see some of the Greek islands although the boat was absolutely packed with people on the way over . Hydra island was our favourite,. The food on the tour of Aegian was amazing to , it was lovely to see the traditional dancing on the boat on the way back where the boat had less people on it as well , a very well organised tour & highly recommend
  • We took advise from the previous reviews and turned up early via taxi to get good seats - we are glad we did as the boat was full! A little confusing which order the islands would be unless you went to a tour “briefing” that was awkwardly advertised after we set sail. It turned out to be a sales opportunity for tours on each island. Be prepared for the constant selling of tours, photos and announcements for the onboard shop every 15 minutes! It wasn’t very clear when we could have lunch, but it later turned out it was based on the colour of your boarding card. Islands were beautiful and well worth the visit. Very easy to explore on your own without the need for a tour. Enjoyable day out that was value for money!
  • My mom and I bought this tour expecting 30-50 people on a boat. We arrived, and it was a massive cruise ship. The crew told us there were 550 people on board - 500 MORE than what we expected. For $150 USD per person, we were not happy. Definitely not worth it.
  • A really excellent day and probably the best boat I’ve rip I’ve been on. All three islands were lovely
  • I got tired of the “upselling” from the moment the tour began. The price included the boat only but nothing once you go to the islands. This was only made clear after the tour had started.The real costs should be made obvious. However the guides were good - very knowledgeable and approachable.
  • We purchased our VIP cruise with Athens Day Cruise aboard the wonderful Cosmos. The staff were absolutely amazing, we have nothing but praise for them and gratitude for the kindness and hospitality they showed us. Everything was perfectly scheduled and executed. The Islands were breathtaking We especially enjoyed the Archeological tour of Aegina and our wonderful tour guide. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. I would also recommend the VIP upgrade if you can as it is well worth the extra expense.
  • Every single island was amazing! The tour guides and the crew on the boat were nothing short of amazing too! They went above and above to make us feel comfortable throughout the entire day while also allowing us time to shop and walk around. Would definitely do again 100x if I could!
  • The tour was good. The boat was nice but a bit chaotic in the morning with little direction. The stupid at the island were nice with optional excursions to broaden the experience, which I would recommend.
  • Booked through Hop on Hop off Bus Tours. Paid EUR 149/pp + EUR 12/pp for hotel pick up. Was picked up on time 6:50. Was dropped off 20:50. 14 hours total day trip time. Time on islands: Hydra 1h:15m, Poros 45m, Aegina 1h:45m. 3h:45m total. Transport: 1h:30m total. Boating: 8h:45m total. Food buffet was ok considering the number of people on board - fish (oily), chicken drumsticks (ok), coleslaw (ok). I didn’t eat rice, potato or bread. No drinks included and prices are high ex. 4.5EUR for 330ml sparking water, 6.5EUR for a 500ml beer. Beer selection limited to two beers out of advertised 4 or 5. They didn’t supply? We were surprised about the size of the boat and number of people boarding. Our guide said about 275 and boat capacity 600. I asked one from the crew who said more than 400. Constant fight for seats. Loud music in the end was annoying. Air conditioning on bus on the way home didn’t work and it was 30C (86F). We will never do this again and don’t recommend. Take a catamaran (SpeedCat) instead to one island and enjoy that.
  • Overall it was a nice day. Downsides is too little time on the islands + overbooking to try and make you upgrade for a VIP lounge that is way too expensive for the initial cost.
  • Overall it was a nice day. The downside was too little time on the islands + overbooking to try and make you upgrade for a VIP lounge that is way too expensive for the initial cost.
  • Loved the cruise Hydra was definitely the favorite Food was great staff was extremely friendly We were greatful the ship had areas that were air-conditioned, as it was extremely hot outside
  • Very disappointing trip. We were picked up by a bus to go to a very large barge/boat. There were not enough seats. People were piled on top of each other. I was burnt by someone’s cigarette. They announced that us we were unable to find seats we could upgrade to vip for an additional $110. 20 min into the trip all English speaking passengers were called down to a room where we were offered many different tours. I thought I was being sold a time share. It was awful. We land on the first island of Hydra. Our original tickets included a walking tour with audio. We docked and the same sales people that we did not buy from stated they did not know what we were talking about that our agent was supposed to supply the audio. The last island of Aegina we were approached by the same sales people. She told us that we needed to buy a tour or we would be disappointed. The buildings were dull yellow the pistachio employees were on siesta and she could take us to a private beach with free drink and swimming. $48 for 2 people. We got there and it was beautiful nothing like she described. A gorgeous beach. We passed it and went to the dirtiest beach with the most people and our free drinks were for either water or soda. So her lies prevented us from seeing the town. So I felt like I paid for a bait and switch. Awful experience
  • When we arrived by bus , we noticed that the boat was already full. This means that with 40C and 10hr day, it was starting already as a nightmare. However, one of the agents offered us a VIP upgrade (100 euro per person) which we took right away. The VIP section was a big cabin with AC, personalized service and priority boarding or getting off the boat. The trip was peaceful and relaxing in between stops. The hostess was wonderful and friendly. The 3 islands were pretty , Hydra the nicest.
  • Hydra was spectacular. The other islands were interesting. The cruise, you need to Uber to it early because if you are as we were, forced into upgrading to have a seat, for by the time we arrived, all outdoor seating was occupied. The VIP lounge was a joke. No air conditioning, ridiculousy cheap food that was inedible, service was none with the minimally few people. Had to get up and ask for everything. Servers obviously falsely friendly. Would recommend taking the high speed ferry to Hydra and having an authentic delightful day.
  • This was a good trip to take to see more of the Greek islands in a short amount of time. I highly recommend. as a solo traveler, I felt safe doing this activity with other people, and I met very nice people.
  • Such a well organised day with options to do as much or as little as you want. Delicious lunch, great menu options finished off with great entertainment. Definitely recommended.
  • Overall it was disappointing and overpriced. Most of the time we spent cruising on a crowded boat. Hydra was the best island, I wish that had been our only stop. Loud music played outside on the deck when we were underway. It ruined the atmosphere. Several guests asked for music to be turned down, we were ignored. Live music was offered inside, with passengers dancing. That was fun. So why not let people have quiet when they are outside on the deck? Lunch on deck was nice. Even water cost extra though. This is advertised as a guided tour. It was NOT. There were expensive options to buy tours on the various islands. We chose to wander on our own, which was fine. I would not do this tour again. I would make my way on the subway from Athens to Piraeus, catch a high speed ferry to Hydra and spend the day roaming this enchanting pedestrian only island.
  • We were so excited to get this trip. The Islands were so beautiful,and the people too. Unfortunately our experience with the so called buffet and time available on each island, made us very disappointed. We were promised more time on each island, but got less. The buffet was a joke of fat and lousy variaty. The staff were friendly and service minded
  • The boat was over packed. Very difficult to get around and everyone fighting for seats. Tour operator was 30 minutes late to pick us up. This was very annoying at 650 AM. Did not say a word and did not engage with customers. Lunch was mediocre at best. Cruise servers were great and the dancers amazing. Not good enough to recommend this tour.
  • Awesome cruise, very wel organized from start to end. Boat super organized abd clean with great food and drinks and great prices.....a must do trip especially the island of Hydra a true gem!
  • Sitting on the deck drinking Mamos beer and soaking in the sun. Staff was quick, friendly and professional
  • Such the incredible islands, everyone here in Greece cannot miss!!! It would take your breath away or at least stop breathing for a while 🤣
  • 100s of people on this tour so getting on & off ferry took some time. No reserved seating so many people fighting over areas to sit in. Many female toilets blocked or out of order. In total the tour took 14 hours from pick up to drop off. Almost 8-9 hours on boat with no commentary other than trying to upsell tours, which we discovered were a total waste of money. For 3 islands we were allowed 3 hours of sightseeing cut shorter by having to return to the boat. The food was meagre and just palatable. We returned to our hotel suffering fatigue similar to jetlag and very disappointed for $300 pp.
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