A relaxing carefree one-day cruise to three nearby picturesque islands in the Saronic Gulf. You will visit the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina, whereby you are afforded some time at each location to sightsee and explore at your own pace. Buffet lunch is included and served on board.
7.30 a.m.: Transfer to Piraeus and embark on the cruise ship
8.00-11:20 a.m.: Sail for the island of Hydra
Free time for a stroll, shopping or swimming
1:00 p.m.: Departure from Hydra island. Lunch is served after sailing
2:00 p.m.: Arrival and short stop in Poros island
3:00 p.m.: Departure from Poros island
4:15 p.m.: Arrival in Aegina island
6:15 p.m.: Departure from Aegina island
7.45 p.m.: Arrival at Marina Flisvos and transfer to Athens
The first port of call is Hydra. A beautiful small island, yet so great in history that stands out among many others ! Elegance, tradition and majesty.
These are the three key -words that point out the beauty and significance of the island, that goes beyond what meets the eye. The cobblestone streets on the island, where donkeys are the primary mode of transportation, are lined with aristocratic mansions, forts, and churches steeped in history.
Hydra, the ancient Hydrea , is a long narrow island, with inhospitable shores, largely barren of vegetation and short of water. Everywhere mountainous, it rises to 590 m in Mt Klimaki. Most of its 2387 inhabitants are concentrated in its only town. There are no motor vehicles. Since its discovery as a location for film -making, the island has become a fashionable artists’ colony and retreat of intellectuals and has attracted also a less orthodox fringe.
The first port of call is Hydra. A beautiful small island, yet so great in history that stands out among many others ! Elegance, tradition and majesty. These are the three key -words that point out the beauty and significance of the island, that goes beyond what meets the eye. The cobblestone streets on the island, where donkeys are the primary mode of transportation, are lined with aristocratic mansions, forts, and churches steeped in history.
Right after Poros, we will be visiting the island of Aegina, the land of legendary Achilles! Aegina, the island of pistachios, is the largest island of the Saronic Gulf and is the favourite holiday ‘refuge’ of the Athenians, as well as a preferred island of tourists.
Entering the port, one can enjoy the okra and pink shades of the traditional Greek houses, and the busy life of summer and winter.
The world famous temple of Aphaia (Athena) imposes at the top of a pine-covered hill in the northeastern part of Aegina. On a clear day, one can see the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and the Acropolis of Athens from the site of Aphaia. These three temples form the ‘holy triangle’ of the ancient times. On the island there is also the church of Saint Nectarios, which is one of the largest in the Balkans and contains a silver urn with the relics of St. Nectarios, the patron saint of the island
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