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

Athens, Greece

From $155.44

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

  • 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket


Discover three beautiful Greek islands on this full-day cruise from Athens. Sail to Poros, Hydra, and Egina in the Saronic Gulf and enjoy free time at each island to stroll, sightsee, and shop as you wish. A delicious lunch and Greek folklore show aboard your ship are included, and a guided excursion to Egina's ancient Temple of Aphaia is also available at your own expense. Upgrade to the VIP experience for access to an exclusive lounge with a welcome drink, as well as transfer from your hotel to port and private check-in.
  • Full-day cruise to Hydra, Poros, and Egina from Athens
  • Enjoy free time to explore each island independently
  • Join a guided trip to the Temple of Aphaia on Egina island (own expense)
  • Relax with a Greek lunch, served on board your ship
  • Upgrade to the VIP experience for exclusive lounge access, a welcome drink, a shared transfer from hotel to port and private check-in

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

Meeting And Pickup

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

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Start time

07:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

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.

What To Expect

Begin your experience with a pickup (if option selected) from your Athens hotel or a central meeting point. Then, travel by air-conditioned coach to Piraeus port to catch your ship.

Step aboard and cruise to your first destination: the island of Poros. As you take in the views and sea air, hear about the culture and sights on the three islands so you can make the most of your time on each.

Arrive at Poros and enjoy time to explore independently. Visit a waterfront taverna, shop for souvenirs or, if you wish, head for Trinzia, a Russian dockyard dating from the 19th century. Alternatively, visit Poros’ so-called Lemon Forest—an idyllic spot filled with citrus trees, windmills and waterfalls.

Back at sea, enjoy a delicious Greek lunch at one of two sittings in the ship's restaurant—either during your cruise to Hydra or the next leg of your journey between Hydra and Egina.

As you approach Hydra, admire the pretty harbor and get tips from your guide on what to see and do on the island. Head ashore at the colorful capital and enjoy ample time to look around on your own. Amble down the narrow lanes, relax over coffee, or buy souvenirs in the quaint shops.

Afterward, cruise to Egina, also known as Aegina. Here, either join an optional excursion (own expense) to see the well-preserved ancient Temple of Aphaia or delve into the picturesque port town. Stroll along the harborfront, visit an ouzeri or café, or browse the shops.

Return to your boat and sit down to enjoy a Greek folklore show of traditional music and dancing as you sail back to Piraeus. Disembark and finish your trip with a drop-off (if option selected) in Athens.

VIP Cruise Experience: Upgrade to enjoy special amenities and be spoiled in the VIP class lounge. Start with a shared transfer from hotel to port, enjoy a private check-in, and then relax in the VIP lounge. Enjoy a welcome drink and savor a buffet lunch in the VIP dining room. The VIP area is equipped with Wi-Fi, and on the second deck a tax-free luxury goods store awaits. In the summer, be charmed by the sun deck and spacious open space with a comfortable sitting area and bar.

Aegina Waterfront

2 hours Admission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Flisvos Marina

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Private apartment pickup is not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 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.

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The cruise itself was amazing. I upgraded for the added luxury but it isn’t necessary. Nonetheless, the staff in the VIP area were very attentive and friendly! The food was delicious and the unlimited non-alcoholic beverages was an added bonus on the hot day. I did one tour which highlighted Hydra and provided interesting information, if you’re interested in that. Unfortunately our time in Poros was limited but still grateful to have seen it. Aegina was gorgeous as well. I recommend the experience!


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I highly recommend this...
Trisha_S, Feb 2024
I highly recommend this tour. My husband and I loved every minute of it. We upgraded to the VIP pkg. Our guide/waiter is so good at what he does. Always making sure we had drinks, food and were taken off the boat first. We enjoyed the entertainment in the front row, served lunch. It was a trip of a life time.
Short and poor time on the cruise.
kameel_S, Jan 2024
The islands were beautiful, but the journey to them was so long I couldn’t spend much time on the islands. 30mins, 45mins, and 1hour. The cruise ship was quite dirty with stained, furniture inside, which has interesting smells. This was my first time on a cruise, maybe this is what all cruises are like? Racial comments were made by senior members of the staff… The islands were beautiful and I’d love to go back but I am deffos avoiding going via this service, especially how little time we had.
Response from Host, Jan 2024
We are very surprised with your comments and we need to investigate your case so please advise the date you participated on the cruise. Awaiting your kind reply Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager
A wonderful day on the sea
Brenda_S, Dec 2023
I really enjoyed the VIP experience and highly recommend it. The service onboard was phenomenal and the perk of hotel pickup and drop off was well worth it. All three islands were beatiful. It was a prefect day trip.
Relaxing way to see the islands
Brian_I, Dec 2023
The trip was very easy. You're on a boat most of the time but it let you relax after visiting the islands. Since we went on Christmas day, the islands were very empty but it let us explore without other tourists and made for great photos. Hydra was a lovely stop to see cats and donkeys. Poros was a very short stop at 45 minutes and all you see is the clock tower. Aegina was a longer stop and you can see an archeological site, churches, grab food and desserts, and buy pistachios. Since we went on Christmas day, many restaurants and stores were closed but it didn't really matter since we don't really go to touristy shops anyways.
Our whole experience on...
Judy_T, Dec 2023
Our whole experience on this tour was fantastic from the ease of booking, the price, pick up from our hotel and the VIP package. We had a lovely day touring islands; staff very friendly and organised. The VIP package is definitely worth the additional cost.
Excellent customer experience
Luisa_L, Dec 2023
I have to say Kudos and many Thanks to George our driver and to Costas our personal hostess while on the ship, Thanks to yall we had a great time, I can tell they really care for their clients. The trip is long but we'll worthwhile.
Wonderful experience.
Karen_L, Nov 2023
Boat was comfortable. Our guide, Georgia did an amazing job explaining the history. The islands were gorgeous. Loved the views
Lisa_S, Nov 2023
Wonderful time had by all. Georgia was a great tour guide. Highly recommend you book this tour with Georgia.
Beautiful Greek day with family
Deborah_L, Oct 2023
Beautiful day at sea with family. Met lots of new friends. Such a beautiful day cruising three Greek islands.
Too Long of a day, but great way to see more islands
mirandajokirby, Oct 2023
Only having 45 mins at the second stop was unfortunate. I would have rather had more time at Hydra. Overall it was an okay time.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear client, We are thanking you for feedback. We have to follow a specific time table to cover 3 islands in one day therefore at the detailed itinerary we advertised the times in each islands and in Poros our visit can be maximum 50 min. Thank you Hara
Great experience
Jkahn48, Oct 2023
Very nice and well organized tour of three beautiful Greek Islands. We got the VIP pass which was expensive, but worth it. You sit in a separate lounge area with excellent service and first on and off the boat. Well organized pick up and drop off at our hotel.
a relaxing way to spend a day
Peter_I, Oct 2023
A relaxing way to see more of Greece. The islands are so different from Athens and the famous cycladic isalnds. Well worth a visit.
The VIP experience and...
Kelly_D, Oct 2023
The VIP experience and staff was extremely fun and treated us very special! The islands were beautiful and amazing!
not a good use of time/$$
Gayle_Z, Oct 2023
We had 3 middle eastern women & one man harassing us & a ship crew member watched them, but did nothing to stop it. No enough time at each island to fully enjoy our trip.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Gayle, We are sorry for your bad experience with these people but this is not our responsibility as travel agency and we feel that it is not fair to give bad rate and review to our company for this reason. Kind regards Hara
Perfect way to spend a day!
ashlee_r, Oct 2023
We loved everything about this cruise!! The ship was so comfortable, the staff was amazing and the islands were beautiful! Would absolutely recommend this excursion!
Best tour I have ever had, better than I could hope for.
Teresa_O, Oct 2023
The tour length and islands visited were exactly as the described; which was great, no surprises. The islands were lovely and the water was so beautiful. But best of all, the VIP experience was soooo worth the upgrade. We loved the separate air conditioned space but even better our host (Costas) and hostess (Dora) worked so very hard to make us feel pampered as they tirelessly served us and always with a smile. I will always remember their wonderful hospitality and generous spirits! What a wonderful day.
Just so-so. Long day.
Karen_H, Oct 2023
It was a long day with little time at each island. I'd recommend going to one or 2 islands for the days. And skip Poros. Lunch was terrible on the cruise ship.
Simply Amazing Experience
Prema_V, Oct 2023
Incredible experience and 5* service. Food was excellent. We were greeted and welcomed by courteous staff. The onboard service was excellent.
Memorable tour
Satish_S, Oct 2023
Excellent trip, outstanding coverage of the islands, their history and explanations by the tour guides.
Nice Islands tour with VIP pack
Partha_M, Sep 2023
Excellent service by a professional team, nice food, good plan with the tourist spots, easy to book through Viator

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