One of the beauties of traveling to Athens is a captivating cruise to the magical islands of the Saronic Gulf. Open Greece offers you the beauty of a day cruise to three islands: Hydra, Poros, and Aegina with the promise of a world of pleasures on board.
Your Greek island cruise from Athens begins with the colors of the sea, fresh salt air and the gentle breeze of the Saronic Gulf to heighten your senses.
Hydra island Your day out in the Saronic Gulf begins in Hydra, the furthest away of our chosen islands. The buzz and energy of Athens are instantly replaced by the charm and charisma of Hydra as you are greeted by 18th-century captain’s houses and a waterfront of restaurants and cafes. In the labyrinth of alleyways in town, there are flower-filled courtyards and souvenir shops and, best of all, the island is car-free.
Poros island You are immediately seduced by the serenity of Poros as you arrive on the greenest of the Saronic Gulf islands. Poros is in fact two islands separated by a natural canal, with the neoclassical buildings rising amphitheatrically above the port on Sferia and Kalavria characterised by pine trees reaching the sea.
Aegina island Returning towards Piraeus, you reach Aegina, famous for its antiquities and pistachios. The neoclassical houses paint a picture of the island’s 19th-century glamour days, but there is still a traditional feel to the town with coffee houses and tavernas for a late-afternoon ouzo and seafood meze.
Walking tour at islands: Hydra (45 min), Poros (50 min), Aegina (2 hours)
Live music and folklore show at the board of the liner
Adults — 99 €
Children from 4 to 12 years old — 79 €
Children under 4 years old — free
Departure from port of Athens daily at 7:10, arrival to port of Athens at 19:40