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One Day Cruise our of Athens

Could anyone suggest a one-day cruise for our group of 4 adults? We'll be in the Athens area for 8 days at the end of March and are interested in experiencing a taste of the Greek Islands. I've heard about one-day cruises that cover Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. Any recommendations for a specific company or cruise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by
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Those 3 island day cruises involve more time on a boat than on the islands.

You are better off picking one of the Saronic Islands and do a day trip on your own.

The best option would be Aegina as it has everything one would want in a Greek Island.

You next option would be Hydra.

Don't overlook Poros as it has a lovely main town with neo-classical architecture.

Leave in the morning, spend several islands on an island, return late afternoon and you'll still have plenty of time for a night out in Athens.

It would be better to go during the week rather than weekends when things can get crowded and hectic.

Posted by
1070 posts

We went to Hydra, but not as a one-day cruise; we stayed two nights and loved it. I'm not sure it would be that great if just for a few hours. The magic of Hydra is the evenings and the walks out of town. Personally I would rather focus on one place rather than hitting 3 islands in 12 hours.

However our ferry passed by Poros and I thought that looked like a fantastic place for a day trip. I would just take the regular ferry, not a tour.

Posted by
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I am not sure if this is significant or not but the ships on these routes are not cruise ships but rather they are ferries on regular scheduled runs.