Departures: Daily – Departure: 08.00 Return: 19.30
Daily at 08:15 the ship sails for the three beautiful islands of Saronic gulf such as Aegina, Poros and Hydra.
The order in which we shall visit the islands is either Poros – Hydra – Aegina or Aegina – Poros – Hydra, which does not change the duration of stay on any of the islands.
The ship departs from the port of Piraeus near Athens where passengers are welcome by the professional multilingual tour leaders in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You will have all necessary information concerning the ship, the cruise program as well as 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 a most wonderful day.
Within 2 hours, we will arrive to the island of Poros, the smallest of the three islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town. Your time at leisure in Poros will be about 50 minutes. Immediately upon the ships departure from Poros, lunch will be served for passengers who have the first sitting. As we sail towards Hydra the remaining guests relax in the Ship’s Lounge or enjoy the sun and beautiful panoramic view from one of our spacious decks.
An hour and 15 minutes later, we enter the port of Hydra. Enjoy one of the most cosmopolitan of Greek islands. The favorite of the international jet-set and an artist retreat dotted with art galleries, its narrow picturesque streets (no cars allowed on the island), white washed houses, stores of folklore art and jewelry, local delicacies, crystal waters and multiple cliff face views justly make this island a jewel of the Aegean Sea. Ideal for shopping, swimming and photographs.
As we sail on Apostolos and his dancers will make you dance to Greek rhythms. Time flies quickly and after a two hours trip we shall arrive to our last port of call, the island of Aegina, which 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 3 optional tours.
A Guided Bus Tour of the island, starting with a visit to the Temple of Aphaia which is the best preserved temple in Greece and one of the 3 temples forming the famous “Sacred Triangle” of Greek antiquity. Built on top of a hill, it offers the most magnificent view over the island, the Saronic Gulf, Piraeus and Salamina Island. Later on we will take you for a short visit to the monastery of Saint Nectarios, where you can enjoy its beautiful Byzantine architecture.
A Panoramic Bus Tour, giving you the opportunity to drive across the entire island (without visiting the archeological site) admiring the beauty of its nature. The tour ends with a stop by the seaside where you can relax and enjoy a glass of Ouzo along with a choice of irresistible Greek “Mezedes” (appetizers)!
The tickets for the above optional excursions can be purchased on board.
Finally, the third choice is to stay in Aegina and enjoy a walk or horse-carriage ride around the town or relax in one of the harbor’s charming waterfront coffee shops.
And if you think that the day ends here … you are mistaken! The highlight of your cruise still awaits! A traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers in original costumes form all of Greece who, together with our Officers, Hostesses and the ever amusing Jeannot will entertain and animate you up to the final moment as the ship docks in Piraeus. Finally we will wish you a warm farewell and while looking forward to seeing you again on one of our cruises!
|Without transfer service||75 €|
|Including transfer service||80 €|
* Rates per person
- Lunch on board
- Free pick up and drop off from the centrally located hotels of Athens
- Free pick up and drop off from the center of Athens
- Live entertaiment show
- Ferry tickets for the all itinerary
Package not includes
- Whatever is not explicitly stated
- Tickets for optional tours
- Beverages and soft drinks