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

Kallithea, Greece
Full Day Cruise to Greek Islands Poros Hydra Aegina

From $136.75

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

  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Experience Greek island life without a hotel reservation on a day cruise from Athens. Leave the bustle of the city behind as you sail into the Saronic Gulf, stopping at three of the most picturesque islands within easy reach of the capital. Stroll under the red-tiles roofs of Hydra, do some shopping in Poros, and visit the Temple of Aphaia in Aegina. With free time to explore each island and a barbecue lunch on board, it's a stress-free way to see more of Greece, even with just a day to spare.
  • Visit three islands of the Saronic Gulf on a day trip from Athens
  • Enjoy free time to shop, stroll, and see ancient monuments on Hydra, Poros, and Aegina
  • Soak up the views from the water and enjoy a fresh Greek barbecue lunch onboard
  • Transfers between Athens hotels and the port are available for a seamless experience

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

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

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)

What To Expect

If you’ve opted for the package with hotel transfers and your hotel is on the list, a coach will transfer you to and from the port. Otherwise, make your own way to and from the marina to board your cruise.

It’s a lively voyage, with plenty of time at sea. A folklore show with traditional dances and a hearty buffet lunch help keep you entertained as you sail: Multilingual tour escorts are available to assist.

Enjoy free time on three separate islands in just one day: dynamic Poros with its shops and tavernas, tiny, magical Hydra, once home to pirates, poets, and singers, and historic Aegina, your longest stop. Here you can join a trip to the Temple of Aphaia for an additional charge or stroll amid the candy-colored houses of Aegina Town.

By early evening, you’re back at the marina.

Poros

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Hydra

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Aegina

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
Operated by Keytours - Greece

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.

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AndreeAnne_P
Great day trip cruise experience. We had an amazing service from everyone on board. The buffet lunch was plentyfull and delicious and I loved the folklore dance at the end of the day. I decided to only book the bus tour on Agina to be able to see the ruins. Hydra can be walked by yourself and is absolutely beautiful. I wish we had more than 20 minutes in Poros.

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Beautiful islands but not enough time
Samantha_K, Feb 2024
I was grateful to have gone on this day cruise but it wasn’t enough time on each island. One of the islands we had less than an hour. Also the two tours they offered were extra money as well as drinks (even water) with your lunch! I appreciated their promptness but next time I would visit each island on my own to get more time.
Tours of the islands were not up to expectations
Irene_B, Feb 2024
The Temple we went to see was closed on Monday and we were not told that they were closed. The walking tour of Hydra also not great
Great day trip
AndreeAnne_P, Feb 2024
Great day trip cruise experience. We had an amazing service from everyone on board. The buffet lunch was plentyfull and delicious and I loved the folklore dance at the end of the day. I decided to only book the bus tour on Agina to be able to see the ruins. Hydra can be walked by yourself and is absolutely beautiful. I wish we had more than 20 minutes in Poros.
Nice islands, not enough time spent!
Paola_K, Feb 2024
Visiting three islands in one day is truly not a good idea as there is not enough time in each of the places. Thirty minutes is just not enough time to spend and see anything. Not a good tour at all.
Fun day on a boat seeing exceptional sites
Lydia_H, Feb 2024
Loved the dancers on board and they got everyone up and dancing. Tour guide for Aegina optional bus tour very knowledgeable. Loved the cafe/store by temple. Boat crew very nice and boat bathrooms, tables and surfaces all kept clean. Great experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you had such a great time exploring the Saronic islands. We hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
Just take a ferry.
John_S, Jan 2024
For starters not telling everyone you are going to cut Hydra out as one of the stops until you shove off or that it was even a possibility is pretty underhanded. At least offer a discount or even I don't know free bottled water. What we were offered was more time at the other two stops. That was kind of a falsehood also. The first stop Poros is just shops you can find anywhere in Athens. It's not even a good stop because you eat lunch on the ship afterwards. For the second stop at Aegina to see the ruins and the monistary. Those were interesting but the tour guide says you have 25 minutes at the ruins then has you stand in front of the ruins for a 20 minute explanation of them giving you no time to actually appreciate them. Pretty much the same for the church. The bus then takes you straight to the dock and puts you on the boat so no displaced Hydra time there. This was all after getting an email the night before trying to tell us that we did not setup a hotel pickup location so meet them at their office. If I did not see that email we would have missed the trip. They sent an email back after I pointed out where we were supposed to be picked up and changed the pickup time to 40 minutes earlier. If I did not see that email we also would have missed the bus and the trip. All this and Hydra was the location we were most interested in. We should have just taken a ferry straight there.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We feel sorry to hear that your experience with us was not what we would like it to be. We will take your comments under serious consideration as we always try to improve our activities and serve our customers in the best possible way. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we hope to give us a second chance to make things right for you. Kind Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
We liked the whole trip....
Asha_M, Jan 2024
We liked the whole trip. The best was the island of Hydra. It was beautiful, different and very picturesque. The islands Poros and Aegina were nice too especially to take photos. We took the tour in Aegina and the time really flew very quickly. The time on the boat was rather long, but we managed by chatting and reading. One may need to plan what to do during that time, if not it could be rather boring as it was too cold to stay on the upper deck as it was winter time.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you had such a great day exploring the islands. We hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
We Had Fun Time
Abdulla_A, Jan 2024
We took a full day tour to visit 3 Greek Islands, Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. The trip was nice and each island has different vibes, we enjoyed visiting them but we couldn’t spend enough time at each island. The traveling time was very long, we felt like the whole trip we were at the cruise ship. But I do understand they are far from each other. The crew members of the trip were absolutely amazing, very kind and professional. Though they’ve been working for the full day looking after all passengers but they were always smiling and happy to serve the people.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that the crew members provided you exceptional service. We hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
Family Friendly Experience
Camille_K, Dec 2023
This full day (sun up to after sunset) was a great experience for our whole family. The staff was friendly, attentive and helpful!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you and your family had such a great time exploring the Saronic islands. We hope to see you soon in one of our future activities. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
Fish in a barrel with some free time to explore
Brendan_C, Dec 2023
This tour is on a large boat with maybe 60 people. The boat has a cafe and small canteen aboard which is comfortable. However, it also has a shop where they try to sell you handbags. You'd think for around $170 USD in the off-season that this would be an inclusive price. However, they try to upsell you with 2 tours for around 50 Euros on Hydra and Aegina. Note, I didn't take either of these tours. The first is a small island that has no vehicles and they offer a walking tour and a total island time of around 90 minutes. I don't think there's anything on Hydra that truly iconic other than exploring the overall vibe of the city and maybe doing some hiking. Therefore, I have no idea what this walking tour could possibly be going over. The second tour is on Aegina (third island) where they provide busses to an ancient temple. I think this tour alone might be worth it as it maybe also includes a meal. I spent the 90 minutes walking around and enjoying some restaurants. The second island is only a 45 minute stop. Overall, I think there are cheaper ways (likely during the "on" season) to travel to these three islands and spend more meaningful time on them without being rushed or sending even more money to this one tour company.
Long Day on the Water
Grace_G, Dec 2023
The experience was well organized, but not what we expected. If you enjoy long boat rides on the water, I think you will enjoy this. The pick up and ticket process was very simple and all of the staff on the boat were very helpful. However we did not anticipate how long we would be traveling. We were in the boat for at least 6 hours (3 hours to reach the first destination). I would recommend bringing a book or audio because there is not much else to do. My travel companion gets seasick and the waves were very rough leaving the port. Note, we did travel in November which may have affected the weather. There were only 2 stops Hydra and Aegina, with an hour and a half at each. Lunch was served on the boat, and there was entertainment on the return journey back to Athens. Another important note is that all drinks required purchase, even water. Drink were not included at lunch, even water. There were lots of available seats and space, but this was probably due to the off-season. Overall, it was an OK experience but I do not think I would do it again or recommend to anyone who does not enjoy being in a boat.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We always try to serve our customers in the best possible way and we work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience. Regarding the duration of the cruise, kindly note that there is a detailed description of the activity's itinerary and the time spent on each island. We hope to see you again in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
A great adventure to three islands.
Mourard_O, Dec 2023
Seeing the inhabitants of these beautiful islands. The architecture of those islands and also the beautiful mountains made them picture perfect for tourists.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and we hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
CANCELLED THE MORNING OF THE TOUR WITH NO WARNING!
Clarke_S, Nov 2023
We paid in advance and went to the pick up hotel to wait on the bus. No bus, no communication, no tour! Finally, a tour guide from another company called the tour operator for us and learned that our tour had been cancelled and that the tour operator was so sorry. We are still waiting for the refund of our payment. Both tours booked with Viator were cancelled at the last minute. We will never use Viator again!!!!!
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We feel sorry for this unpleasant situation that you had to seal with. Could you please send us your booking reference code at marketing@keytours.gr in order to investigate your case further and see how we can compensate you? We remain at your disposal. Kind Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
The Boat is not like in poto(
Aikumis_J, Nov 2023
The boat was not like in photo.It was just old metallic boat. Also there was not the tradiotional dance. But service was perfect.
I would not do it again
Jorge_M, Nov 2023
Last minute changes in the trip. No Hydra. I was there for Hydra. The other two islands, not much to do or to see. Great view from the see but that it. The buffet, good average food, salmon was dry, chicken leg only was ok. Inside the ship drinks, very expensive. Good experience, won’t do I again.
Great Compact Island tour
Sanjay_D, Nov 2023
It is a must if the time permits at Athens. Hydra is a picture perfect town. There are some entertainment at the ship before the end of tour. Aegina id a big island and one may go for a guided island tour (at extra cost). Overall a day cruise on the Aegean sea is entertaining.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you had such a great time exploring the Saronic islands. We hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
Awesome Tour
Kelly_D, Nov 2023
This tours was great! The islands were beautiful and the Cruise tour was very hospitable and entertaining. The food was good and the boat was nice with a good amount of people, not overbearing. My family and I had a great time.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you had such a great time time exploring the Saronic islands. We hope to see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
Enjoyable trip
Julie_E, Nov 2023
Enjoyable trip to the 3 islands. Lunch was very good. Really enjoyed the ride back with the dancers.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you had such a great day. We hope to see you soon in one of our future activities. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
Paying extra for a...
Barbara_A, Oct 2023
Paying extra for a comfortable place to sit. Hydra was the best island experience. Would recommend to friends that they only do Hydra and find a smaller, more comfortable, more respectful venue.
Vey enjoyable
Irene_C, Oct 2023
Our hosts in the VIP lounge were amazing.. they took care of us and were lots of fun.. the stops at the islands were very nice.. the boat ride was comfortable.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cruise and that you had such a great time exploring the Saronic Islands. We hope so see you soon in one of our future experiences. Best Regards, Margarita Karavasileiadi
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