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

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

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icon11 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

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
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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

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7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.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.
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Aegina Waterfront
Aegina island
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Poros
Poros island
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Flisvos Marina
Departure point for boats ANNA MARU and PLATYTERA
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hydra
Hydra island
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY CHAT Tours
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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  • "It is a long day, so bring what you need." See review
  • "Drinks are available on board but are expensive so you're better off buying on the islands once you get there." See review
  • "It takes the whole day but is well worth the time and cost." See review

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star-4
Beautiful day
Constantinos_K
, Aug 2022
Hydra was amazing! We had beautiful day but we want more time at Hydra! The crew was very friendly! ☀️
star-1
Would not recommend
George_M
, Aug 2022
Overall would not recommend this day cruise. The management is pretty disgraceful. At one of the ports a fellow passenger, an older woman (a medical doctor)that does not speak Greek hurt her leg post falling.When I attempted to notify the company multiple times of the situation they would not answer calls or respond to my messages. As a nurse, I felt it was my duty to assist this individual (also on the same cruise) as she was unable to walk which made it difficult to return on the cobblestone streets of Hydra. It wasn’t until we informed the coast guard that the ship had left us on the island that they got back to me. I sent multiple messages , which were finally answered over an hour later. I was told it was my choice to help her and I should have left her. This was after laying almost 300$ to be a “vip”. Worst part was the stewardess in VIP stated she informed the company that I was not present and to wait but they said it was not their responsibility to wait. Se had to spend another 300$ for a taxi to bring us to the next port. I would recommend a more ethical and decent company to do a day cruise. This one simply is about the $. Very dissatisfied.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear George, We need to remind you that the departure time of the boat from Hydra was 11:30 and your first meesage sent to us by text (NO PHONE Call) arrived to us 12:30 one hour later . You informed us that you decide to stay with a woman in the island and miss the boat. Chat tours haven't any responsibility of youe decision and your ticket valid for a shared cruise so the timetables of arrival and departure from ports can't changed if some passengers no show up on time furthermore after an hour. Vip means that you are in private lounge and have more inclusions for food , drinks , tour and transfer by minivan and not bus. So at 13:00 informed us that you had all your personal belongees at the ship and you decide to hire a taxi for Poros (2nd island) to meet the boat there. This cruise is very enjoyable and if you haven't miss the boat your review will was different. Kind regards Hara Kritikidou Customer Service Manager
star-5
Amazing Experience!
Alexandra_G
, Aug 2022
Getting VIP really made me feel like a VIP. Awesome way to spend my 30th birthday! The staff was so friendly and helpful. The tours were amazing! 100000/10 for sure
star-5
Unbelievable Experience
Randy_T
, Jul 2022
The beaches I visited and the market that we’re in the islands. The cruise and the service was great and to a point
star-3
Great destinations but need more information about them before arriving.
CHRISTAKIS_P
, Jul 2022
Destinations well chosen, ship very good, catering staff helpful, lunch buffet Ok. There was luck of information about the islands before disembarkation. It would cost nothing to give some over the very good PA system or even hand out a one page printout on embarkation. It would enhance the experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
VIP experience
Evan_M
, Jul 2022
To start off with take the VIP package. The boat is crowded, in summer it’s hot and need to escape the heat. In the VIP area it is a separate area, you need a code to get into. There are couches and comfy chairs. The hostesses are accommodating and constantly assisting you. You get unlimited water, soft drinks, coffee, tea and juices. Appetizers are served and then a nice lunch. You are escorted off the boat first. And are is air conditioned. Of course you don’t get much time on each island, but enough time to get a sense of things. No time to swim so don’t bring the stuff for it. In VIP you get 1 tour free and pay for the other. Take the Hydra for free and pay for the Egina tour. You have voice of the Classical or Panoramic. I chose the Classical a bus takes you back and forth. Saw the temple then the church. Nice tour, but really only enjoyed it because of the VIP area which only had 20 people in it. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had not.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Most beautiful island
Gernot_M
, Jul 2022
In our eyes, Hydra was the most charming and beautiful island. The cultural bus tour on Aegina was not really an highlight. The over all impression of the trip was more than o.k., the ship was clean and the personal was kompetent and polite.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Poor customer experience, but company doesn’t care
Tim_L
, Jul 2022
Booked tour with some confidence as operator was listed as Chat tours, which we’d had a good experience with for a Delphi day trip. When pickup bus showed up Chat was not involved, just Evermore cruise line, who run the ship. Everything logistically after that was a nightmare. Picked up super early, which isn’t normally an issue, but then proceeded to drive to several different hotels, farther away from our pickup, and passed in front of our own hotel twice more during a two hour plus pickup ride. Ridiculous. Arrived on board to find minimal crew assistance to organize people in seating, resulting in some families “saving” two or three seating areas for themselves and leaving no room for others. Crew completely oblivious. The inside accommodations on the ship are filthy, sweaty half naked people lying on fabric couches and putting bare feet on tables etc. no affords made to enforce mask mandate whatsoever, including some bar staff who wore mask around neck. The entire first three hour transit to the first island was a sales job trying to get people to buy upgrade package and tours in various ports. Got a glimpse of lunch just as we arrived in Hydra, so we ate ashore, what was on offer was certainly available in significant amounts, but had clearly been sitting in steam trays since around 4 am. Food at cafe in Hydra was excellent, as was the village itself. Unfortunately we only had 1 hour 30 rather than the two hours promised. Same occurred in every port, 1:30 in Hydra, 30 minutes in Poros, and a fascinating system of insistence that everyone be back aboard after 1 hour 30 in Aegina, after which everyone waited an extra twenty five minutes for the optional tour to return. So two hours if you coughed up for the tour, not so much if you went ashore independently. Returned aboard in Aegina and asked the bartended Kostos for a bag of chips for me daughter. Not on the menu, but included as complimentary with purchase of any sandwich from 4-6.5 €. As we didn’t want a sandwich Kostos charged five Euros for a otherwise free bag of chips. Laughing with his buddies at screwing over the tourists. The two hour return trip featured live Greek dancing, unfortunately you could not see anything because the American and Russian tourists simply walked in front of everyone to video tape, again, no crew intervention to enforce any distancing or manners. When I went to the ship’s “Purser” office to ask for contact information in order to make a complaint, they made no effort to provide any assistance, and dismissed me with the advice, “just google Athens three port cruise”. They were completely uninterested in any concerns. Overall the tour was a terrible experience, almost entirely due to the poor attitude and service of Evermore Cruises. I’d highly recommend doing the Saronic Gulf islan hopping tours, but with any competition rather than this company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing Tour Experience
Emily_W
, Jul 2022
LOVED this island tour! I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was beyond my expectations! The service staff are wonderful and attentive, the food was amazing and all reasonably priced, plus a huge lunch buffet is included in the price and hotel pick up/drop off, all the islands were BEAUTIFUL- loved seeing all of them- I didn’t pay extra for a guided tour of them but I didn’t really find that necessary. I enjoyed this tour so much with my friends and would recommend this excursion.
star-2
Hydra is a very nice...
Cynthia_W
, Jul 2022
Hydra is a very nice island but spending juts 1 hour on it is too little The boat is nice but we spend too much time on the boat than actually visiting the island which is not menton in the program at first. Being on a boat form 7 am till 7pm I expected to see more turnip and And spend less time on the boat .
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
3 beautiful islands!
navnit_w
, Jul 2022
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!
star-5
Worth the upgrade
Miralyn
, Jul 2022
If you can get the VIP, worth the money! Pickup and cruise was on time. Husband and I really enjoyed the different islands thank you, Miralyn Lopez
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Visiting the different...
Richard_A
, Jul 2022
Visiting the different islands and tasting the food. Enjoyed the pistachio ice cream on Aegina. I upgraded to the VIP. Worth the experience but the VIP area got hot during the day and I had to go outside where there was more activity going on.
star-4
Awesome Cruise with ample scope of improvement in quality of food
Deepak_M
, Jul 2022
The cruise is awesome. The places you get to see are beautiful and unique. I am not rating it Five due to the quality of food that was served. It was very distastefuly cooked. I am sure the Greek cuisine is far better. Major scope for improvement
star-4
Sea, sun and lots of fun...
tatjana_k
, Jul 2022
One Day Cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina from Athens with Extra VIP Status | July 2022 Good experience. Fun filled day. Highly recommend. It's a long day, so take what you need with you. I would recommend adding a light jacket or sweater, bathing suit and towel to your usual tourist gear (hat, sunglasses and a bottle of water). I don't think the VIP upgrade is necessary. Spend some money on a bus tour when you get to Aegina. The tour will take you to the temple of Aphaia and the monastery of Agios Nectarios and you will hear the history of these places. In Greece, we enjoyed food everywhere but not on the ship. Lunch on the ship could have been better. Therefore 4 stars and not 5.
star-3
Not worth it
Jesus_R
, Jul 2022
The Islands, the food and shopping experience and each island. The ship was terrible, to many people, not enough sitting, terrible food.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Island trip
Lisa_G
, Jul 2022
Hydra was a wonderful island to visit. I only wish we had more time there. We were in the vip lounge. Our waitress Katrina was wonderful and the service was great. The pick up and drop off to our hotel was also seamless and everything worked well.
star-5
Go VIP!
Dorothy_C
, Jul 2022
We, thank goodness went with the VIP option which is worth every penny! Kostas was outstanding in the VIP lounge! Great trip, loved every second of it, but probably would not have if we had not upgraded as there were hundreds of people onboard, but maybe 20 of us upstairs in the beautiful VIP lounge…highly recommended ♥️
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Didn't have much time to...
Anna_K
, Jul 2022
Didn't have much time to explore islands and the trip turned out to be expensive (we paid for additional excursions to be able to visit at least a little bit). Maybe going to one island and enjoy it would have been better for us. And less expensive.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
We are thanking you for your feedback. The additional excursions sold on the ship only and are not mandatory to buy them unless you don't wish to explore walking the island. Thank you Hara
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The sea, the sun, and three beautiful islands.
Larissa_W
, Jun 2022
With the temperatures in the Athens being +33C, being on the sea was really excellent. I was in a VIP lounge, with all the comfort of your own personal space and air-con, but it was pleasant in the main part of the ship as well. I also went for a walking tour of Hydra, which was not too long, and excellent thanks to the guide. The bus trip on Egina was interesting, too, though I found it a bit difficult to understand the guide. The ship crew were very welcoming, friendly and courteous. It lasted nearly 12 hours, but was so pleasurable I was not too tired. Suitable for everyone.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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