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A one-day cruise to the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Explore Hydra, Poros and Aegina on elegant vessels with delicious food, live music & much more.

  • Visit to Hydra for approximately 2 hours
  • Visit to Poros island for approximately 45 minutes
  • Visit to Aegina island for approximately 2 hours
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • Lunch on board
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- Optional excursions
- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

Departure is at approximately 08.00 a.m. heading to the three beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. After departure, our guide and the hostesses will ask you to assemble in one of the main lounges of the ship to get acquainted and give you all the information concerning the ship, the program of the cruise and the islands. The order of the island visits may be changed with no prior notice.

  • Hydra (apprx. 2 hours)
    The favorite island of the jet set, whose old traditional stone houses and mansions have over the years housed the enfant gâté of the art world. The narrow stone-paved streets await for you to explore them on foot or by saddled donkey, as the island belongs to a niche group of places that do not allow motorized vehicles. Captivating walks along the old seaside promenade crystal clear waters and radiant fine craft shops create an incredible amalgamation of two different worlds!
  • Poros (apprx. 1 hour)
    Although it is the smallest of the three islands we will visit, its narrow strait offering a most enchanting view of the town of Poros, is a site to behold. The island is extremely close to Peloponnese, with a 200m (650ft) strip of water separating it from the mainland. That gives Poros a unique coastline, as a big part of it is almost lagoon-like.
  • Aegina (apprx. 2 hours)
    During ancient times it was a rival of Athens, the great sea power of the era. As such, the island is, to this day, full of archaeological sites and historical points of interest. Apart from its harbor, there are optional organized tours by air conditioned busses visiting the Temple of Aphaia (archeological site) or the Church of Saint Nektarios, whose relics are on display. These tours are optional and are sold on board the ship. On our way back to Marina Flisvos, a traditional Greek folk show with singers and dancers will entertain you up to the final moment as the ship arrives at Marina Flisvos.

Optional excursions (can be booked on board):

  • Classical tour (Aegina) :
    Start your classical tour with 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 3 temples forming the famous “Sacred Triangle” of Greek antiquity. Built on top of a pine tree covered 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 temple and then from there we make a small stop for photographs to the Church of Saint Nektarios, where you can admire its beautiful Byzantine architecture. On our way back to Aegina Port you will have the time to relax and appreciate the exquisite peaceful nature of the island.
  • Panoramic tour (Aegina): Drive across the entire island (without visiting the archaeological site) admiring the beauty of its nature, the famous Aegina pistachio groves, the island’s medieval capital of Paleohora and the Saint Nektarios Monastery. Final stop is at a local taverna at the port to enjoy some meze and tsipouro.

  • Swimming excursion (Aegina): Enjoy a soft drink while we transfer you by our company’s speedboat to the coast of Moni, 7 minutes away from the port, to a private organized beach with umbrellas which is ideal not only for swimming but also for enjoying the natural beauty and landscape filled with pine trees. You can swim in the crystal clear blue waters and enjoy the sandy beach next to peacocks and if you are lucky you can see the deer enjoying the landscape as well.

 

 

Operated by Platinum Cruises

  • Pick up/drop off from a designated spot in Chania with an air-conditioned luxury bus
  • English speaking hiking escort
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not included:

  • Admission to Samaria (5 € per adult, children free of charge)
  • Boat ticket (11 € per adult, 5.50 € per child 5-12 years old)
  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort

There is no better way to experience the real side of Crete, than to traverse the island's unspoiled soil, swim in its crystal waters and stroll down its traditional villages. This hiking tour of the Samaria Gorge will give you the opportunity to do all 3 and in your own pace.

A National Park and World's Biosphere Reserve, the Samaria Gorge is a scar on the spine of Crete, but one so uniquely beautiful that you wish it never goes away. Extending 13 km long (8 miles), the ravine is home to several endemic species, with the most prominent being the goat Kri-kri, which can't be found anywhere else in the world.

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from designated spots around Chania via a luxurious bus and reach the starting point of your tour in Omalos Plateau around 7am. The panoramic view of the gorge from the plateau is a photophile's delight, so after short stop for pictures, you will begin descending the 600 wooden steps that will take you inside the Samaria gorge. Shadowed by the adjacent White Mountains and with plenty of drinking water to be found along the way in many natural springs, this self-paced hike will create unique memories for every traveler. Behind your group, there will always be a hiking escort to ensure everyone's safety and provide assistance if needed. 

During your hike, you are sure to come across the church of St. Nicolas, built on the ruins of an ancient temple. Just a bit down the road are the Iron Gates, the narrowest pass of the gorge, at only 4 meters (13 feet) width. The hike will conclude at Agia Roumeli, a beach at the end of the gorge, flowing to the Libyan Sea. Make sure you have some time left when you reach it, in order to take a swim in its warm Mediterranean waters.

At around 17:00 you will board a boat to the picturesque village of Sougia, where you will start your trip back to the place where you were picked up from.

Discover the ancestral secrets of the Argolis region with a 1-day tour of Mycenae, Epidaurus and Nafplion.

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
  • 1 lunch
  • Porfessional guide
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

We will pick you up from select spots in Athens (departure at approx 8:45) and drive along the scenic coastal roads of the Saronic Gulf for a visit to Corinth, before proceeding to Mycenae. There you can visit the ruins, including the Lion Gate, Tomb of Agamemnon and Palace. Afterwards, depart via Argolis for Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. After lunch, you will visit Epidaurus where you will explore the famous 4th century amphitheater known worldwide for its acoustics. Return to Athens in the evening (approx. 19:00).

Spend a day in Santorini with a local, taste exquisite wines and experience the traditional side of life on the island!

  • Pick up/drop off from with an air-conditioned luxurious mini-bus
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Bottled water for each guest
  • Wine tasting
  • Visit to Oia
  • Visit to the village of Megalochori
  • Visit to a local family winery & tavern
  • All taxes, VAT inclusive

Not included:

  • Personal expenses, extra beverages or meals
  • Customary tips to your driver and escort
  • Lunch at local tavern (extra cost at 25 per person)

As soon as we pick you up from your hotel (or nearby) we will head to the picturesque village of Oia. Famous for having the best view of the sunset, Oia is a traditional village perched on a cliff. You will have the chance to stroll down its narrow stone-paved paths and enjoy some coffee somewhere overlooking the vast blue of the Aegean Sea.

Leaving Oia behind us, we will move on to one of the smaller, more traditional villages of the island. Megalochori, is a quintessentially Santorinian village, where time seems to stand still. Get a taste of what its like to be a local by walking through whitewashed houses, taverns and shops, always gazing down at the blue sea.

Your last stop will be a local, family-owned winery & tavern where you will have a chance to try Santorinian wines and experience local produce. Meet the owner and taste traditional dishes like fava, tomato balls and fresh fish. Experience Santorini like no other tourist and feel like a Santorinian for a day!

Enjoy a full day Athens & Cape Sounion tour with lunch & visit the most famous attractions, including Acropolis Hill & Museum, Olympic Stadium & much more.

  • Entrance fees to the Archaeological sites and Museum
  • Pick up / drop off service from most of the hotels in Athens
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • 1 lunch
  • All taxes

 

Not included:

- Your international airfare
- Personal expenses, beverages at lunch and / or dinner
- Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. After a short stop, continue and pass by such significant monuments of Hellenic history as the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, University, National Library and the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Find yourselves in the Acropolis, where you will experience architectural masterpieces of the Golden Age of Athens, including the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally “the harmony between material and spirit”, the monument that “puts order in the mind”, the magnificent Parthenon. Continuing your tour, a visit to the modern Acropolis Museum is in order. Nearly 4,000 objects from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece can be found there.

Your soul may be filled, but now it's time to treat your stomach with a traditional Greek lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive along the coastal road, passing the wonderful beaches of Glyfada, Vouliagmeni & Varkiza to the Southernmost point of Attica, Cape Sounion, where the white marble pillars of the Temple of Poseidon still stand. On the way, you'll have a splendid view of the Saronic Gulf and the little islands offshore.  After visiting the Temple of Poseidon, you have time to walk at leisure on the rocky promontory of Sounion, before returning to your hotel early in the evening.

Departure at approximately 08:45 - Return at approximately 19:00