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Athens Day Cruise: 3 Islands Tour in the Saronic Gulf with Lunch

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Athens All Day Cruise Saronic Gulf With Lunch
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From $141.13

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The Greek islands are made for hopping, but visiting multiple islands in one day by ferry can be stressful. With this boat tour, set off from Piraeus on board an elegant wooden boat to explore the coastlines of Aegina and Agistri in one day. Land on both islands for free time to sightsee, dive into the crystalline waters of Aponisos and other pristine beaches, and enjoy a traditional Greek lunch at sea.
  • Skip the hassle of the ferry and explore Aegina and Agistri via private boat
  • Stroll through the town of Megalochori and take in Agistri’s top beaches
  • Time to admire the Greek temple of Aphaia and other ancient sites on Aegina
  • Drinks, snacks and lunch on board, plus gear for snorkeling from the boat

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • WiFi on board
  • Optional Excursions (eg Bike tour)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for Hotels not Located in Athens & Piraeus area . 15 Km Radius
  • Drop-off and Pickup from areas further than 15km (estimated extra cost 25euros)

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • WMJ2+QF, Piraeus, Greece

    Marina Zeas Gate A.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

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.

What To Expect

Agkistri

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nisís Metópi

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Aegina

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Saronic Gulf Islands (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Total duration includes travel time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Erin_H
This day cruise was the best day I had in Greece! The crew was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and accommodating during the full day. The food was phenomenal as well. I came on as a solo traveler and left with loads of new friends! The islands were beautiful and the time spent at each felt just right. Jumping off the boat and swimming in the ocean was the best part. They gave us a few face masks to snorkel in and small floaties. The music was great…vibes were great…I couldn’t recommend this enough!!

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Charles_T, Apr 2024
Good trip to these islands. The services are very good. I had a wonderful time when walking on the beaches.
A trip to remember !
ELZBIETA_K, Apr 2024
I could do it over and over again! The ship was great, food fabulous and very attentive (but not intrusive) crew. If it wasn’t my last day in Athens I would have done it again !
Amazing
Brittany_G, Apr 2024
Weather was rough to and from the island but, everything in between was perfection! The staff was extremely kind and helpful.
A beautiful, memorable experience
Erica_C, Apr 2024
Amazing experience — definitely do this! Great food, great crew, great views. I could've done this again and again. Jumping off the boat into the sea is something I'll never forget!
Very fine experience!...
Shyam_D, Apr 2024
Very fine experience! Good combination of boat time, island time and ocean time. Excellent lunch. Susana, our host, was excellent and very helpful.
Great day trip from Athens
Richelle_H, Nov 2023
Great day trip to visit a few island beaches and go for a swim. The pick up option was very convenient. Lots of good food and drinks provided throughout the day. The board ride was pleasant and comfortable and the crew was very nice.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled you enjoyed the islands, the food, and our crew's hospitality. We strive to make each trip special, and it's heartening to hear we achieved that for you. Hope to see you again on another adventure!
Fun!
Charles_A, Oct 2023
Such a fun experience! The crew were amazing and the lunch was fantastic. The most fun experience was the swimming and pistachios
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback! We're delighted to hear you had such a memorable time with us. The swimming and the taste of local pistachios are indeed special highlights, and we're glad you enjoyed them. We truly appreciate your kind words about our crew and the lunch. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again on another adventure. Safe travels!
Best boat tour ever!!!
Tracey_Y, Oct 2023
From the moment Stacey our guide stepped off the bus to greet me, she had the biggest more welcoming smile on her face. She was so sweet and funny. We got to the boat with the crew waiting for us with coffee, cakes, juice and plenty of water. We set sail to the first island which was small but very charming. We got to spend an hour and half there exploring on our own. Then we got back on the boat to this little spot, where we anchored down and got to jump off the boat and swim in the Mediterranean Sea which was amazing. Once we got back on the boat, they had a beautiful lunch ready for us. We set off to to another island known as the Pistachio Island where we tried the most amazing Pistachio products. Here we had another hour and a half to explore the island. Then back on the boat to return back to Athens. They had plenty of wine, beer, juice and water. This was one of the best tours I've ever done. Would highly recommend. A special thank you again to Stacey, our guide, Captain Yiannis and Takis our deck hand. Who always had a smile on his smile and is the typical Greek charmer.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your delightful experience aboard our Athens Day Cruise! We're thrilled to know that our team made your day special. It's heartwarming to hear that from the refreshments to the destinations, everything met your expectations. We pride ourselves on creating memorable moments for our guests, and we're so pleased you enjoyed yours. We hope to welcome you aboard again soon! Safe travels!
100% recommend
Ciara_H, Oct 2023
We've done this trip twice now and it's been excellent both times. The crew are very friendly and professional. You get plenty of time to explore and enjoy yourself on the islands and the 'off the boat' swimming is a great experience. Also, if nothing else... The lunch provided is some of the best food I've tasted!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for choosing us again for your adventure. It's heartening to hear that our crew, the time spent on the islands, and especially the lunch continue to meet your expectations. We look forward to having you onboard for a third time! Safe travels!
Great!
Didi_K, Oct 2023
Had a lot of fun and a relaxing time, the crew was very nice and it was good to be outside of the city for a day! Also it was nice we were picked up and brought back to our Airbnb.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're delighted you enjoyed your day outside the city and found our pickup service convenient. We hope to welcome you aboard again soon! Safe travels!
Well worth the time and money!
Andrew_P, Oct 2023
First, I just want to say that our host, Andie, was excellent. She said she had only been doing this for two seasons, but she was a pro - knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. The tour started with a pickup at our hotel which we found helpful, but is not mandatory. We found it worth the cost. The timing of the tour in mid-October was just about perfect. The boat wasn't completely crowded, so we had room to move, while still plenty of people to talk to and get to know. The weather was also warm enough (around 24C/75F) to enjoy the outer deck and get some sun and comfortably tour the towns, but not feel like we were melting in the heat. The itinerary included a stop in the town of Skala on Agistri, a stop off the uninhabited islet of Metopi for swimming, and a stop in Aegina (town and island) for some tourism. We were offered some snacks (sandwich wraps) on the way to our first stop of Skala. At this time of year, there just isn't much to do in Skala, so we just wandered a bit and went swimming at one of the nearby beaches. Do beware of the sea urchins! This was the least interesting part of the tour, although maybe it's better during the summer season when everything is open and more populated. Swimming off Metopi was so much fun. It wasn't a hot/warm spring, but the water was crystal clear and the perfect temperature. Andie told us the water was about 6m (19-20ft) deep, but you could see the bottom easily. Some of us - myself included - jumped and dove off the upper level of our boat into the water. We were provided pool noodles for flotation, if needed. Really a fun time. This is when we also were provided a lunch of roasted chicken, two types of pasta, and two types of salad. There was also water, sodas, beer, and red/white wine. A great spread. Our final stop was the town of Aegina on the island of the same name. This was a great stop. Andie offered to take us on a tour of town and about 10 of us took her up on it. The others went off on their own. We stopped in town to get some pistachio gelato and sampled some pistachio goods (brittle, cream spread, pesto, etc.), as the island is known for its pistachios. Everything was great. We then walked over to the temple of apollo archaeological site (4 EUR entrance fee) which was interesting and a nice walk. The town itself was still bustling and fairly large, unlike the small and quiet town of Skala. On the way back to Piraeus, we were given a snack of sliced fruit which was nice. It was hot in Aegina, but being back on the boat outside was not at all hot with the wind. Protips - bring sunscreen, definitely need it in the Mediterranean sun! We forgot our towels and it didn't really impact us, but that's another thing to bring. You won't have phone reception out on the water, but totally fine on both islands (I had a local eSIM on Wind). Overall, I would absolutely do this again!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for the detailed review of your experience with us. We're elated to hear that Andie made such a positive impression and that you appreciated the convenience of the hotel pickup. It's great to know that the mid-October timing and the itinerary met your expectations. We're especially pleased that you enjoyed the swimming off Metopi and your exploration in Aegina. Your tips for future travelers are invaluable. We look forward to having you aboard again and creating even more memories. Safe travels!
Island fun for everyone.
Laraine_M, Oct 2023
Loved everything about this trip. The staff went above and beyond. Plenty of food and drink and throughout the day. Loved swimming in the sea and jumping off the boat.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We're thrilled you enjoyed your trip with us and appreciated our attentive staff. It's wonderful to hear that swimming and boat-jumping were highlights for you. Thank you for choosing BestCruise, and we hope to welcome you aboard again soon!
Well worth the price
Marcy_C, Oct 2023
I was traveling solo and wanted to spend the day on the water and exploring the island. I knew it was down season but was looking forward to low crowds. The staff was top notch. There were about 24 guests and at least 6 people working. The boat was not the one advertised but they advised us ahead of the substitution. It was older but plenty of space and very comfortable and clean. The much was very tasty. Roasted chicken, pastas, potatoes and salads. Where was beer and wine as well as soft drinks and water. What kept this from being a five star was the disappointment in the islands. The first island had a small church to see, one store open and a couple of cafes. Not worth a visit at all. The second one, Agiena had much more to explore. Lots of cafes, but still less than 25% of stores were open. Perhaps another time of year it would have been a 5. However, no regrets it was an incredible value and lovely day.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We're delighted you embraced the adventure of solo travel and chose to spend your day with us, enjoying the serene waters and our dedicated crew's efforts. It's heartening to know you found comfort aboard our vessel and enjoyed the culinary offerings. The off-season indeed has its unique charm and tranquility, though it can affect the vibrancy of island stops, as you experienced. Thank you for acknowledging the trip's value despite some limitations. Your insights are invaluable and help us continuously elevate our guest experiences. We hope to welcome you aboard again, perhaps in a different season for a new perspective!
Amazing fun day!
meghan_m, Oct 2023
Crew were so amazing and welcoming. Food was delicious and the flow of the day was wonderful! The boat was very comfortable.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
It's fantastic to hear your day was wonderful, enhanced by the amazing crew, delicious food, and the boat's comfort. Your positive experience is what we always strive for. Thank you for sharing!
A Perfect Day!
Sonia_F, Oct 2023
We expected to dock on three separate islands, but actually stopped at two; and near one for a swimming, diving, jumping, snorkeling playtime, which was great. Our hosts were warm and generous, the lunch was plentiful, and also delicious (wine and beer not so much, but that’s ok). The mid-October weather was absolutely perfect, and the tourist traffic was low. Some tourist shops and accommodations were closed, but that was just fine, too! We had a perfect day. Many thanks to the crew for providing so much.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Glad you enjoyed the unexpected swim stop and appreciated the warm hosts and tasty lunch. It's great that the serene October weather and quiet tourist spots added to your day's perfection. Thanks for your kind words for the crew!
Enjoyable day on the water
Ward_R, Oct 2023
We had a great day! The kids enjoyed riding the mopeds around the first island and swimming at the 2nd island. The water was perfect. The food and snacks were very good. The temple of Apollo was a fun and interesting place to visit on the 3rd island. I am very happy with the memories we created with our family on this trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
It's wonderful to hear that your family had such a memorable day with us! Riding mopeds and swimming in pristine waters sound like perfect ways to enjoy the beauty of the islands. We're glad the visits, including the one to the Temple of Apollo, were fun and engaging for all ages. Creating lasting memories for our guests is what we strive for, and knowing we achieved that with your family is truly rewarding. Thank you for sharing your experience!
Definitely worth it
Ayotunde_A, Oct 2023
It was a great experience. We got upgraded to a bigger boat, which was nice. The crew were very friendly and professional. The islands we visited were beautiful, they served an amazing lunch on the boat and there were more than enough free drinks available. It was a great experience and I will definitely recommend it to anyone
Response from Host, Oct 2023
It's fantastic to hear that your cruise experience was exceptional and that the upgrade to a larger vessel added to your enjoyment! We're delighted that our crew's friendliness and professionalism stood out and that the beauty of the islands left a lasting impression. Serving great food and ensuring our guests are comfortable is always a top priority for us. Thank you for your high recommendation, and we sincerely look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the future for more adventures and beautiful memories!
See through sea
Kirsten_A, Oct 2023
There were many lovely people onboard, we enjoyed beautiful beaches and snorkeling. We ate some delicious gelato.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
It sounds like you had a fantastic time onboard, enjoying the company, beautiful beaches, snorkeling, and of course, delicious gelato! We're thrilled your experience with us was filled with enjoyable moments and tasty treats. Thank you for sharing, and we hope to see you again on your next adventure!
Island bliss
Stan_S, Oct 2023
Our guide, Sandy, and the crew were the best! Lunch was superb…and we loved swimming outside the little island of Moni in the crystal clear waters of the Saronic Gulf. It’s so easy to float in this salty sea. Strolling the village of Agistri and having ice cream at the quaint family restaurant was perfect!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your day with us. It sounds like you had a fantastic time exploring, swimming, and just soaking up the beauty of the area. We strive to create these memorable experiences and it's always rewarding to know when we've succeeded. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you aboard again in the future. Safe travels!
Brilliant day island hopping!
KatieAnne_V, Oct 2023
From begin to end this cruise was well organised. We got picked up in the morning from our location which took off a load of stress. The route to collect the other people was well planned and it took about an hour till we were on the boat. The boat wasn't the boat in the pictures but we had been informed of the change and it was due to a smaller group. On the boat there was drinks available all day and in the morning there was breakfast items. To the first island it took about 2 hours, a perfect amount of time to sit back and enjoy the views. We had 2 hours on the first island (due to having a quicker boat) but we found that to be a little long. There wasn't much too do if you're not beach people but it was lovely to see. Thereafter we sailed to a spot in the sea where we could swim. The crew had everything you could of needed to make that a truly wonderful experience. After swimming we got a simple but delicious lunch. It was a short ride to the last island where there was far more to do. On the way back we got a snack of fruit and another chance to relax and enjoy. Stacy our host was great the whole day, she told us facts and was very welcoming. Thank you! The only complaint we would have is that at times the music was far too loud otherwise it was a great day and would recommend. Thanks again!
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Thank you for sharing your detailed experience. We're delighted to hear that you appreciated our well-organized cruise, the stress-free pick-up service, and the attentive crew, especially Stacy. We're always aiming to provide a top-notch experience for our guests, so your feedback about the music's volume is very valuable. We will ensure that future cruises take this into consideration. We're thrilled you had a memorable day and we hope to welcome you aboard again in the future. Safe travels and warm regards!
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