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One Day Three Islands Cruise
One day Cruise, Three Islands 1 Day Cruise - Aegina - Poros - Hydra departing from Athens
Included are: Lunch on board, pick up and drop off at your hotel or close to it.
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Upon arrival to Piraeus, you will receive a warm welcome from our officers and hostesses who will assist you boarding one of our luxurious cruise ships. You proceed to either to the Main Lounge, where our live orchestra will put you in the right mood with their international music repertoire, or keep on to the spacious open decks where you can enjoy the wonderful views as the ship leaves the port. Our showmanm Jeannot will entertain you throughout the day with his imaginative surprises.
At 8.15 am, the ship sails for three of the wonderful, beautiful Saronic Islands.
The visiting order of the islands is either Poros, then Hydra the Aegina, or Aegina, Poros they Hydra. The visiting order does not change the duration of the stay on any of the islands.
Shortly after departure our guides and hostesses will invite you to assemble in one of the lounges in order to give you information concerning the ship, the curse program and the islands. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you many have. Our trained staff will ensure you have a fantastic day.
Within two hours you arrive in Poros, the smallest of the three islands. Poros is separated from the Pelopennese by a narrow strait, and the ship affords the best views of the enchanting Poros Town. You will have approximately 50 minutes to take in this lovely village.
On leaving Poros, the first sitting of lunch is served. As we sail towards Hydra, the remaining guests can relax in the ship's lounge or enjoy the sun and beautiful panoramic view from one of our spacious decks. An hour and fifteen minutes later, we enter the port of Hydra, whose amphitheatre shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates.
From the decks, you will be able to admire the very special architecture and dramatic landscapes of this island, whose old traditional stone houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history. As soon as you disembark, the discovery starts - the small narrow stone-paved streets waiting to be explored on foot or by the island's traditional "vehicle" - the saddled donkey. There are captivating walks along the old seaside promenade, crystal clear waters, radiant traditional fine craft shops - the beauty of Hydra will never be forgotten.
You will have about an hour and thirty minutes to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra. On returning to they ship, you will welcomed back, and the tables will be set for the second sitting of lunch, giving you an opportunity to taste the gastronomic creations of our chef.
After your meal relax with our orchestra and singer Garo, and have a good laugh with our entertainer Jeannot.
As you sail on, Apostolos and his dancers will teach you the art of Greek dancing.
Time passes quickly and after a two-hour trip, we arrive to our last port of call, the island of Aegina.
Aegina is the largest of the three islands. Apart from its harbour, there are a number of sites to discover on the island and therefore we propose 3 optional tours.
There is a Guided Bus Tour of the island, starting with a visit to the Temple of Aphaia which is the best preserved temple in Greece and one of the three temples forming the famous Sacred Triangle of Greek antiquity. Built on top of a wooded hill, it offers the most magnificent view over the island, the Saronic Gulf, Piraeus and Salamina Island.
Our guide will tell you the fascinating story of the intriguing history of this beautiful site and then from there take you for a short visit to the Church of Saint Nectarios, where you can enjoy quiet moments contemplation and admiration of its beautiful Byzantine architecture. The drive back to Aegina Port will give you time relax and appreciate the exquisite peaceful nature of the island.
The second tour on Aegina is the Panoramic Bus Tour. This gives you the opportunity to drive across the entire island, without visiting the archeological site. It allows you to admire the beauty of its nature, the islands medieval capital of Paleohora, the Church of Saint Nectarios and the pistachio groves, among other wondrous sites. The tour ends with a stop by the seaside where you can relax and enjoy a glass of ouzo along with a choice of irresistible Greek "Mezedes" (appetisers). Tickets for these highly recommended optional excursions can be purchased on board.
The third choice is to stay in Aegina and enjoy a walk or horse-carriage ride around the town or relax in one of the harbor's charming waterfront coffee shops.
And if you think that the day ends here, you are mistaken! The highlight of your cruise still awaits! A traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers in original costumes from all of Greece who, together with our officers, hostesses and the ever amusing Jeannot will entertain you up to the final moment as the ship docks in Piraeus. Finally, we will wish you a warm farewell and while looking forward to seeing you again on one of our cruises!