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Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

1. Athens: Boat Tour to Agistri, Aegina with Moni Swimming Stop

Discover the Saronic Sea on a wooden sailing boat with this tour from Pireas. Sip on welcome drinks and snack on pastries on the way to the islands of Agistri and Aegina. Go for a refreshing dip in Moni or Metopi. Savor an authentic Greek lunch paired with traditional wine and beers.   Begin the excursion at Marina Zeas. The first stop of the cruise is the island of Agistri, surrounded by vibrant blue waters and clothed in pine trees. Here you can connect with the lush nature and feel the presence of ancients Greeks and deities while swimming and relaxing on the hot fine sand of the long flax-golden beach between Megalochori and Skala. Adventure lovers can join the optional bike tour between Melalochori and Chalikiada Beach. From there, move onto the island of Moni or Nisis Metopi (depending on the weather). While here, you will be served a delicious traditional Greek lunch, accompanied by traditional wine, beer, soft drinks, and coffee.  Once you've finished your feast, have the chance to jump off the boat, snorkel, swim around the boat, or swim to the island. This gorgeous and unique island has no inhabitants but is populated with law-protected deer, wild goats, rabbits and peacocks. Make a final journey towards ards the beautiful island of Aegina. Aegina is famous for its white stone houses, flowery backyards, pistachios, the red volcanic landscape, sensational food, the temple of Apollo, and the temple of Aphaia. Here, enjoy the crystal-clear water and sandy beaches of the island, while exploring the breath-taking waterfront and traditional Greek cuisine. Sail back to the port of Marina Zeas while enjoying the ambiance of select and chill music, delicious Mediterranean fruits, coffee, and drinks. 

Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

2. Athens: Saronic Islands Day Cruise with Lunch & Audio Guide

Explore the Saronic Islands of Poros, Hydra, and Aegina on this day trip from Athens. Cruise over the azure waters of the Mediterranean sea and have free time on each island. Savor a mouth-watering buffet lunch and enjoy an app-based audio tour of the island of Hydra. After a morning transfer by bus from Athens to the port, hop on board a cruise ship and be invited to one of its spacious open decks. From the deck, you’ll have a great vantage point for enjoying views of the Greek coast. An app-based audio tour is also included in your trip. The first stop is the island of Poros, the smallest of the 3 islands you’ll visit on the tour. It’s separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait. Have ample time to explore the island and once you’re on board again you’ll be served a delicious lunch as the ship sail towards Hydra. Take in the stunning views as you enter the port of Hydra and see the cove that at one time served as a shelter for pirates. From the open decks, marvel at the dramatic landscapes of this island. As an added perk, download the mobile app (instructions found on your confirmation voucher), put on your headphones, and listen as licensed guides and experts on storytelling present you with original stories and historical information about the area. There will be time for you to explore the narrow, stone-paved streets of the island on foot, or by saddled donkey, which is the traditional mode of transportation. If you choose to go by foot, you can walk along the old seaside promenade and perhaps stop at some of the small shops. When you return to the ship, the captain heads for Aegina which is the largest of the 3 islands on the tour. Apart from its beautiful harbor, there are numerous interesting sites that you’ll have a chance to discover on your own. Alternatively, you can join an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia at an additional cost. Return to your cruise-boat and enjoy your one-hour sail back to the port. Disembark and finish your trip (if option selected) in Athens.

From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

3. From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

Climb aboard the new "Cosmos" cruise vessel on a day trip from Athens to Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. Explore the 5 spacious lounges, state-of-the-art audiovisual systems, and 5 bars of the 70x10 meter boat. Take an optional bus tour of the Temple of Aphaia and Monastery of Agios Nektarios in Aegina. Set sail for Hydra and discover an island untouched by time. Explore its cobblestone alleys and unique architecture, and see the donkeys that still provide public transportation. Take an optional walking tour of the town to see historic landmarks and traditional houses. Next, cruise to the leafy island of Poros, full of green pine forests and scented lemon groves. Experience the romance and calm of the island at tranquil beaches. Then, go to Aegina, known for its pistachio groves and beautiful beaches. Take an optional bus trip to the majestic Temple of Aphaia and the Byzantine Monastery of Agios Nektarios. Experience Greek hospitality at its finest along the way, and enjoy live entertainment and dancing. A modern kitchen, a VIP area for 120 people, and a VIP cabin add to the sense of luxury.

Athens: Sailing Cruise along the Coast

4. Athens: Sailing Cruise along the Coast

Few people know that just half an hour away from the city center, there is a beautiful coastline with sparkling clear waters waiting to be explored. During this tour, you will sail along the Athenian Coast and experience the beauty for yourself. Hop on a sailboat, meet experienced crew and join a heart-filling experience sailing in the Saronic Gulf. Upon leaving the port, the boat will head towards Vouliagmeni Bay, past the Athenian Riviera, for your first swim stop. Enjoy a quick dip in the clear waters before you continue to your second swim stop located off the coast. There you will be served a selection of Greek appetizers and some local wine or refreshments. Learn the basics of sailing from your skipper or just sit and relax in the sun. Explore some hidden coves and drop an anchor in beautiful secluded bays where you will be able to enjoy a swim using the on-board snorkels, flippers and goggles. If swimming is not your thing, then grab a fishing rod and try your luck with fishing. In the mean time, you will be served some authentic Greek tapas and quality Greek wine before making your way back to base for your return. 

Athens Riviera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Free Wine

5. Athens Riviera: Sunset Sailing Cruise with Free Wine

Sit on the deck of a comfortable sailing yacht and enjoy an evening sunset cruise around the Attica Coast, listening to chilled music while sipping wine. Hop on board a modern sailboat, meet the local skipper and be taken away on a memorable experience, sailing the Saronic Gulf during the most beautiful time of day. The captain sets sail every day at 4:00 PM. Cruise the coast of the Athenian Riviera, while you take-in stunning views. Experience sailing the sea just by the power of the wind. Let your crew look after you and enjoy a glass of wine (or another refreshment) at no cost. Learn the basics of sailing alongside your skipper or just sit and relax watching a gorgeous sunset. Ride the waves and explore the view of Athens from the sea. In the meantime, indulge in some authentic Greek meze (tapas) and high-quality Greek wine before making your return. 

Athens: Full-Day Island Hopping Cruise with Lunch

6. Athens: Full-Day Island Hopping Cruise with Lunch

Take a day to explore the islands of Athens on a wooden cruise boat. Admire Agistri Island's natural beauty and walk through small villages. Next, arrive at the Island of Moni and enjoy swimming and lunch. Last, explore Aegina, with a visit to two temples and time to explore. Arrive at the meeting point and experience a warm welcome on board with coffee, juice, and pastries. Head out to sea and relax on the sofas on the boat or sunbathe on the deck until arrival at Agistri Island. Drop anchor at one of Greece's little island paradises, Agistri Island. Gaze at the amazing cliffs and hills covered with pine trees, swim in the emerald waters, and stroll through the traditional alleys of the small villages. Next, find yourself on the protected island of Moni, a small nature park with peacocks and dear as the only inhabitants. Enjoy lunch on the beach of Moni paired with Greek wine, beer, and soft drinks. Relax in the sun, swim, and snorkel in the turquoise water to admire the underwater world. The historical island of Aegina is the final stop. Admire this picturesque port and learn of the pistachio production that the island is famous for. Explore at your own pace and visit the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Athena Aphaia before heading back to shore.

From Athens: Delphi & Arachova Guided Full-Day Trip

7. From Athens: Delphi & Arachova Guided Full-Day Trip

Embark on an unforgettable guided day trip from Athens to Delphi, the navel of the ancient Greek world. Visit the Delphi Archeological Site and museum and see the Temple of Apollo, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, and more. Later, get free time to explore a scenic village. The morning of your trip, meet your licensed tour guide and depart in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. The drive takes about 2.5 hours going each way, so sit back and enjoy the passing scenery as you pass through the Boeotia plains. As you travel, begin to immerse yourself in Ancient Greece as your guide tells tales about ancient Greek mythology, King Oedipus, God Apollo, and more. Your first stop will be at Kryas Livadeia Springs, a picturesque valley near the city of Levadia. Streams, limestone formations, stone and wooden bridges, and walking routes along the banks create the perfect scenery for a photo walk. During a guided tour through the archaeological site, see some of the most important and unique archaeological monuments, such as the Temple of Apollo and its oracle, the Athenian Stoa, the Polygonal Wall. Later, you can visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi (entry fees paid on site), which hosts globally known pieces of art like the Sphinx of Naxos, the Statue of Antinous, the Siphnian Treasury, and the Charioteer of Delphi. After the visit to Delphi, hop back on the bus to the multicolored village of Arachova, built on the mountainside. Get free time to arrange for lunch on your own at a traditional taverna (costs not included). Take time to go on a stroll around the village’s narrow alleys, enter some artisanal shops for local delicacies, and admire the local hand-woven carpets. In the late afternoon, depart for your return to Athens, on another 2.5-hour drive.

Athens Riviera: Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Drinks

8. Athens Riviera: Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Drinks

Enjoy a sailing trip of a maximum of 10 guests on a luxurious catamaran, along the coastline of Athens. Share an all-inclusive cruise, offering the opportunity to discover the enchanting Athens Riviera. Start from the Marina of Agios Kosmas at 10:00 AM, and again at 3:00 PM, with a duration of approximately 5 hours, and sail almost 25 nautical miles in the sea. While onboard, you receive a welcome drink and get information about the vessel orientation and safety briefing. Head out in the blue waters for the chance to sunbathe and swim. During the trip, hear historical narrations across the Athenian coastline. When the wind allows, the catamaran sails will rise, and you can enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience. The captain will make 2 stops for swimming, and you will be served complimentary Greek wine, beer, and refreshments, while enjoying a special Greek barbecue meal, prepared onboard and served at a picturesque location.

Athens: Saronic Gulf Full-Day Cruise with Stops on 3 Islands

9. Athens: Saronic Gulf Full-Day Cruise with Stops on 3 Islands

Take a full-day Greek Island cruise from Athens and sail to the Aegean islands of Hydra and Poros in the Gulf of Aegina. Departing from Marina Flisvos in Athens, sail across to Hydra, the beloved muse of painters, craftsmen, and photographers. The combination of its unique architecture, crystal clear waters, splendid crafts shops, and habit of getting about by donkey, make it one of the last examples of a living Mediterranean history. After some free time to explore on your own, set sail for Aegina. Lunch will be served on board as you pass through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnese coast from Poros. Known for its rich history, pistachio groves, lively fish market, and floating fruit and vegetable market, as well as picturesque seaside villages, Aegina was once a rival to Athens, and you can visit the majestic 5th-century BC Temple of the Goddess Aphaea overlooking the Saronic Gulf, regarded as the best preserved ancient temple of Greece. Continue to Poros, the smallest of the 3 islands. Poros Town nestles quietly in the embrace of deep green pine forests and mildly scented lemon groves. A climb to the town’s Bell Tower affords unforgettable views. But the day doesn’t end there! A traditional Greek folk show, featuring singers and dancers in original costumes form all over Greece will entertain you on the return journey to Marina Flisvos.

Athens Riviera: Private Luxury Sailing Cruise with Lunch

10. Athens Riviera: Private Luxury Sailing Cruise with Lunch

On this luxury sailing yacht, you will discover the most beautiful bays of the Athenian Riviera, while travelling with comfort. There will be a 3 person crew (skipper, stewardess, and cook) always available to serve you and you will also have the opportunity to choose from 3 different menus for your meal on the boat. Light lunch: Special club sandwiches with chips potatoes, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee.Lunch: Greek salad, cheese pie, roll chicken with potatoes, seasonal fruits, desert, wine, soft drinks, water, coffee.Seafood lunch: Greek salad, grilled octopus, grilled shrimps with sauce, grilled fish, seasonal fruits, desert, wine, soft drinks, water, and coffee.You will be welcomed by the crew with coffee and pastries. The captain will tell you about the program, the spots that you will visit on the tour, and the security measures. Then, you'll set sail! Feel the sea breeze and relax in the outdoor lounge or on the deck and even get a quick sailing lesson from your captain. After a while, you will reach the first bay where you will throw out the anchor and dive in crystal clear waters of the Saronic Gulf. You will be provided with snorkeling equipment so you can explore the seabed. After enjoying your swim, continue to the second spot, enjoying sunbathing and a refreshing drink on the way. The crew will start to prepare the meal that you have selected while you enjoy your swim. Then, enjoy your lunch on board before returning to your starting location.

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What people are saying about Saronic Islands

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,217 reviews

Absolutely fantastic experience, from start to finish. Super nice and helpful crew, who ensure that everyone has a good time there. Agistri is a super beautiful island, I can definitely recommend renting bikes, otherwise you will hardly be able to see a bit of the island and swim. Swimming at Moni and subsequent lunch is fantastic. Aegina just as wonderful with lots of pistachio tastings. A fantastic boat trip, and an experience that can definitely be recommended. Thanks to the crew for making the day unforgettable.

Dimitri is an awesome guide. He made sure the tour was thorough but enjoyable! He helped us see so many great sites and was flexible so we got to spend more time the ones we enjoyed the most. I highly recommend his tour and can’t wait to visit Greece again!

This was an amazing experience and I had so much fun! Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious and the drinks were unlimited! I would do this again the next time I’m in Athens!! Highly Recommend!!!

Amazing day and good value for money. Food offered throughout day was fantastic with plenty of drinks on board. Not over crowded so plenty of space to sunbath. Hosts were great and Islands visited were great

Very nice, well organised, good food, good companionship. Maybe a little less Ed Sheeran :).