Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade 1123 reviews
Athens, Greece

  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
Booking Confirmation We'll confirm your booking quickly after your confirmation
Operates See Availability
Taking COVID-19 precautions know more
Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
To know more, please refer additional information section of this tour
Activity Highlights
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Aegina Waterfront, Aegina Town Greece

Aegina island

Duration: 2 hours

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

Poros island

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Flisvos Marina, Palaio Faliro, Paleo Faliro 17561 Greece

Departure point for boats ANNA MARU and PLATYTERA

Duration: 20 minutes

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

Hydra island

Duration: 1 hour

Activity Details
Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent sightseeing tour includes a delicious Greek lunch and ship transfers. Sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense), on this must-do day trip from Athens. Upgrade to enjoy a VIP experience with access to a VIP area, enjoy finger food and skip the line of the buffet lunch.
Departure & Return
Departure Point1: Flisvos Marina, Αθήνα 175 61, Greece 2: Marina Delta Kallithea, Leof. Poseidonos 20, Kallithea 176 74, Greece 3: Amalia Hotel Athens, Leof. Vasilisis Amalias 10, Athina 105 57, Greece Traveler pickup is offered Departure point Amalia hotels valid for clients with prepaid transfer from/to port. Pick up service from the seaside hotels available with extra cost. For Vip service please inform us with your address in order to inform you for pick up point and time. Departure Time07:30 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Bus Hotel pickup and drop off for options Standard Cruise with Transfer (you can see hotels list)
  • Lunch
  • Vip option only: finger food, unlimited: bottled water, soft drinks and filter coffee
  • Pick up and Drop off from Athens hotels and apartments for VIP service with minivan
  • Guide
  • Breakfast
  • optional tours on island on standard option
  • Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments
Additional Information
  • Private apartment pickup is not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 500 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Cancellation Policy
Free Cancellation - upto 24 hours in advance
Traveler Reviews

Average based on 1123 reviews.

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Traveler Photos

  • As stated, pick up at the reference point was easy, arrival at port and setting in the ship was not hard at all. Hoping thru the islands as expected. Tours for the islands of Hydra and Egina were offered, I bought a combo tour at a Reasonable price €46 which was the most expensive one. They had cheaper options. Staff was easy to talk to. The ladies that did the tours on the islands and the one that made the presentation were very hospitable, servers were hospitable as well. The rest of the staff was easy to talk to. Food was ok, fish was very good. The DJ (Thomas I believe was his name) was outstanding and made the experience well worth it while on board. I would recommend this tour. Just be aware you are basically paying for transportation to the island and lunch (no drinks included) there will be more expenses on the way.
  • Come prepared.to be on the ship for seven hours. Bring games or something to keep you occupied. They do have electric outlets through out the middle level. The service is very good and the ship is kept very clean. Just be ready for constant upsells through your sailing.
  • Great experience but pricy especially the optional tours on the islands were way overpriced. There was good entertainment on the way back on the cruise but could be better.
  • The Islands were beautiful, the people I met were fantastic and the experience was amazing. Tours were informative and interesting. They even had me up dancing.
  • Really not impressed with this trip. Hydra was the best island but we had just an hour there, the food and drink are too expensive on the cruise. Toilets were not maintained well. Overall did not enjoy the tour. Best to do one of the islands yourself
  • 1. The people are nice. 2. This is not a tour. It is a nickel and dime ferry ride. 2 of the islands were basically closed and nothing to do. 3. This isn't a tour. If you wanted the tour, they charged you for it in addition to the 150 dollars for the ferry. Why take people to islands with nothing to do? If things are closed, give a tour for free. 4. I asked for kosher food. I didn't get it. I asked for drinks instead. They gave me 2 sodas and a water and then said I get no more. I have taken many trips and never been told that the drinks and everything but the lunch have to be paid for. This was sadly the last part of my trip and kind of ruined alot of Greece for me. I would recommend they pick islands with things to do and stop nickle and diming everyone for everything. 5. I thought this was a small tour or maybe 30 people based on trip advisor. It is a ferry ride with a couple hundred people with no tour guide to talk to you on the island. It was just drop us off and you are on your own and was boring as can be. The views are pretty though. 6. The 2nd island was literally 25 minutes. What is the point of this? 7. Bus came 20 minutes late and made me walk 20 minutes from my hotel.
  • This was an amazing experience. We opted for the VIP Upgrade and it was a great decision. We had a private viewing section on the side of the boat and private room for just us and two other groups (a family of 5 and a mom/son). We were also able to exit the boat at each stop before everyone else. We opted for the walking tour on Hydra and it was awesome. We also opted for the bus tour on Egina which was very cool but took the entire time that we had scheduled for the island (when we got off the boat we got on the bus and when the bus returned we had to get straight back on the bus). The staff of the boat was very friendly and you could tell that they cared about us having a great experience. Highly recommend!
  • The vip service was excellent, our hostess was extremely attentive and hospitable. I enjoyed her services and the trip
  • The cruise was very well organised with really friendly staff.only let down was the lunch as food not the best.the coach trip too temple excellence just a bit rushed.
  • Read the reviews and must say the trip didn’t disappoint. Well done crew. Good day outing, worth doing. Definitely would recommend.
  • VIP is not really worth it. Service was great but the main cabin offers the accessibility to get what you need.
  • The charter is just a ferry service to the islands. They’re not kidding when they say no guide-they didn’t even give us a 5 minute overview of the islands before dropping us off. We went during the off-season - in December- so the boat was not crowded but that might also be why a little wind created “dangerous “ conditions and the “captain decided” to skip Hydra for our safety. We spent almost 2 hours on the tiny island of Poros and I am sure we walked every street in that time. Poros is charming compared to Aegina. You’re better off signing up for one of the optional tours (which the company markets as soon as the boat leaves the dock at Athens)… because the port-side of Aegina is unremarkable. We didn’t take the optional tours and I can tell you there’s really nothing to do for the 2 hours. - except perhaps shop for some pistachios! We did buy Pistachios at the Mourtzis store. They are Pistachio farmers and have their own storefront. They were very gracious and gave us lots of samples of different products and it was a very enjoyable shopping experience, Not sure if there is a better option to visit islands on a day trip- and it wasn’t bad- just nothing to write home about. The food was decent and the boat was clean- so that’s something.
  • I had originally planned to book a train trip to Meteora, and had gone in to do just that when this tour appeared-and was basically the same cost. Each of these Islands was well worth the time by themselves, but to cover all three and enjoy a wonderful meal along the way...it was WELL worth the time and effort!!! The staff was knowledgeable and more than helpful at all turns. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who visits Greece... A+++++
  • If you could find a different company to book with, please do. On the plus, the bus picked us up from our hotel and all of the islands are gorgeous. After the bus ride - which was on time, we were all herded on to the 80’s deluxe cruise ship and completely confused. There was no directions and no way to get a cup of coffee. The service was non existent to slow and over priced. They tried to upsell with tours (we tried just 1 and don’t do it - rushed and awful). I asked multiple times for a schedule and amount of time on each island and never got a response until 2 hours before this trip with they will tell you on the ship. The lunch served was disgusting and unnecessary. They should encourage you to eat on the islands. Everything was rushed and confusing, not enough staff and the serviced not able to provide any communication. We are glad we had the chance to visit these beautiful islands but this company should be managed much better. Boo the the executive in charge of this. I would love some of my money back.
  • INCREDIBLE experience! So glad we did it. We stayed in Athens (we love Ancient Greek history) and wanted to see the Greek Islands without having to fly or cruise to different Greek Isles for days at a time. This experience gets you on three different (very cool) islands in one day (12 hours). We felt like we saw a bit of everything! Hydra was my absolute favorite! The crew was awesome too as was the buffet lunch. The ship was a bit dated, but the scenery made up for what the ship lacked. Highly recommend!
  • We took this tour in mid June of 2022. We had the VIP package with this day cruise and it was worth every penny. Our group had 3 adults and two kids. The ship is in amazing shape, the staff was very accommodating from the time we were picked up in our transportation van throughout our entire experience on the ship itself. The destinations (Algona, Poros and Hydra) were breathtaking. Of the 6-7 tours we took while in Greece, this was the most memorable. If you're going to take a day cruise, this is worth the time and money.
  • We really enjoyed the trips to the islands - helped by the gorgeous weather. The team on the boat were wonderful, food was delicious and the dancing showcase was really entertaining. Hydra was our favourite and actually would have loved even longer there to walk, swim, eat. There are walking/bus trips offered on Hydra and Aegina but we didn't take them as seemed a lot more money on top. One problem we did have was finding the marina - the info we received just said the name of the marina and by the warship but it was not obvious where that was!
  • Walking tour in Hydra was good. Crew was okay, Poros visit was okay, Aegina should have been better organized. Do not try the Pistachios at the temple - rip off
  • It was a beautiful day for a boat trip. It was a long day but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The stops were very nice. There was entertainment on the boat in between stops to keep everyone occupied. It was very relaxing.
  • The early morning cruise was perfect as the sun rises and sets at the end of the day. Hydra was beautiful. I wish I had more time to go swimming. Staff of Cosmos were so attentive.
  • Beautiful islands and excellent boat Good food but the Greek show was in a small place that just a few people can enjoy.
  • This is a very long day - 11 hours - and had I not upgraded at the dock - when I saw how crowded the boat was going to be - I would have hated it. However being able to sit in a VIP lounge, disembark first at every stop and not be overcrowded made a big difference although at an additional Euro 120 it was ridiculously overpriced. The inclusive lunch was very disappointing and not even Greek food. Would have preferred to pay for the extra space and do my own thing on Hydra for lunch.
  • Spiros was a great crew member who took good care of us! Much fun! Good food, drinks and excursions. Highly recommend.
  • All three islands were lovely, but there was not enough time given to spend on each of them. It would be better to make two longer stops instead of three very short ones. Weather was perfect so there was no need for the VIP upgrade. Crew members were fairly accommodating. Lunch was ok- salads, sides, fish, and chicken were all the same temperature, but edible. We took classic excursion on Egina. Our tour guide was expected to provide commentaries in English and Italian. Unfortunately, during our ride across the island about 3/4 of all remarks were delivered in Italian.
You might also be interested in
1123 reviews
$155.33 USD
Check Availability
  • Activity Highlights
  • Activity Details
  • What's Included
  • Additional Information
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Traveler Reviews
  • Similar Tours & Activities