On this Athens One Day Cruise to 3 Islands Aegina – Poros – Hydra upon arrival at the cruise ship you will receive a warm welcome from our Officers and Hostesses, who will assist you with boarding one of our Cruise Ships. They will invite you to proceed either to the Main Lounge, where our live orchestra has already started putting you in the right mood with its international music repertoire, or to one of the spacious open decks where you can enjoy the fascinating view as the ship leaves the port.
**If option of Round Trip Pick Up Transfers is selected during Booking Procedure at Extra Charge our personnel will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Athens area, in order to transfer you to the port.
The Showman will entertain you throughout the day with his imaginative surprises!
Shortly after departure our Multi-lingual Guides and Hostesses will invite you to assemble in one of the Lounges. At the same time they will give you all necessary information concerning the cruise program. As well as the tips about the islands. This will also be an opportunity for you to get answers to any questions you might have, as our trained staff is there to ensure that you will have the most wonderful day.
Arriving to the beautiful Hydra Island, which has inspired many artists such as Picasso and Sagale. In addition it is the home of many artists like P.Tetsis, N.Gkikas, L.Cohen. Many movies have been filmed on the island like Sophia Loren’s hit movie “Boy on a Dolphin” and Melina Merkouri’s “Phaedra”.
As soon as you disembark, it’s all there. The small narrow stone-paved streets waiting to be explored on foot or by the island’s traditional “vehicle” – the saddled donkey. Also, captivating walks along the old seaside promenade with both amazing crystal clear waters and radiant traditional fine-craft shops. The beauty of Hydra Island will conquer you forever!
Take your time to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra Island and while returning back on board you will receive a homecoming welcome. On the way to Poros island the Buffet will be set, giving you an opportunity to taste the gastronomic creations of our Chef.
Arriving to the island of Poros Island, the smallest of the three islands. Separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town. Poros Island is the yachts favorite destination. You’ll have time at leisure in Poros to stroll around the small picturesque streets of the island’s town.
Our next destination is Aegina Island – the former first capital of Greece after the its Independence was declared. The Island is also famous for its pistachio produce.
Aegina Island is the largest of the three islands. Apart from its harbor there are numerous interesting sites to discover on the island and therefore we propose 2 optional tours….
1. On this optional Guided Bus Tour of the island, we start with a visit to the Temple of Afea which is the best preserved temple in Greece. It is also one of the 3 temples forming the famous “Sacred Triangle” of Greek antiquity.
Built on top of a wooded hill. It offers the most magnificent view over the island, the Saronic Gulf, Piraeus and Salamina Island. Our guide will tell you the fascinating story of the intriguing history of this beautiful site. Continuing for a short visit to the Church of Saint Nektarios. Enjoy quiet moments contemplation and admiration of its beautiful Byzantine architecture.
The drive back to Aegina Port will give you time relax and appreciate the exquisite peaceful nature of the island
2. On this optional Panoramic Bus Tour, you have the opportunity to drive across the entire island (without visiting the archaeological site). Furthermore you will admire the beauty of its nature. Also, the islands medieval capital of Paleohora, the Church of Saint Nektarios, the pistachio groves.
The tour ends with a stop by the seaside. There you can relax and enjoy a glass of Ouzo along with a choice of irresistible Greek “Mezedes” (appetizers)!
The tickets for the above recommended optional excursions can be purchased on board.
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