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From Athens: Saronic Islands Full-Day Tour with Audio Guide

1. From Athens: Saronic Islands Full-Day Tour with Audio Guide

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.

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What people are saying about Saronic Islands

Had a great time! I thought the excursions were worth it. Hydra was nice and the walking tour was pretty short. Got some wonderful ice cream at our last stop and got to walk around some more. We didn’t have a lot of time on Poros, but had a chance to wander a bit. Took the historic tour on Aegina and didn’t have time to see anything else, but that was fine. Loved the dancing and music we had on the way back to Athens. Make sure to bring something to keep yourself occupied during the rides between islands or just plan on napping.

We had a lovely time cruising the beautiful Saronic islands on the ship Cosmos. The time on the boat was relaxing and comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the islands were beautiful. We took the optional tour on Aegina and enjoyed the bus tour of the island, the Cathedral, and the tasty seafood snacks at the end. The lunch buffet wasn't great, but there were lots of places to pick up a quick bite on the islands so we did that.

The day trip was entertaining and interesting. The time on the individual islands was quite short, but it was enough to get an impression. Everything was perfectly organized. The service, the organization and the cleanliness on board were great.

Excellent day - seamless from start to finish. A very long day though (6:30am-9pm for us with transfers), come prepared!

It was a fantastic tour. I definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to get a glimpse of the islands.