Saronic Islands Day Cruise from Athens

Leave the bustle of Athens behind and discover the charm of the Saronic Islands. This day cruise visits three islands: Hydra, Poros, and Aegina. A comfortable ship transports you through the Saronic Gulf as you sunbathe, relax with a drink, or take in the scenery. Enjoy the fresh sea air or participate in onboard activities, such as Greek dance lessons and orchestra performances.

Your first stop is Hydra, a car-free island featuring amazing architecture, a buzzy harbor, and charming streets infused with art, history, and culture. The locals transport everything by hand, cart, or mule in Hydra, so you'll feel like you stepped back in time amongst its cobbled streets. 

Next, visit Poros, a quiet island known for its exceptional beaches and picturesque lemon groves. Stroll through the historic town center to find the clocktower and the old windmill, or take a taxi to one of the beaches. When you return to the ship, you'll enjoy a lunch buffet featuring various Greek and Mediterranean specialties, plus local wine.

Your final stop is Aegina, known for its authentic cultural heritage. The island features a charming old town and folklore museum. You can choose amongst several guided excursions or take an optional boat ride to swim in the sea. As you return to Athens, savor a famous Saronic Gulf sunset from the ship's upper deck or enjoy a live Greek Folk Dance Show.

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Sailing Holiday in the Saronic Gulf - 9 Days

Spend nine days getting your sea legs with this sailing itinerary. Once believed to be one of six entrances to the Underworld, the Saronic Gulf is now one of the most popular yacht spots in Greece. You'll travel to a new island each day, taking in harbor towns and historic temples and churches, sampling island specialties, and enjoying the sea breeze.