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Egina, Hydra And Poros Day Cruise

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Spend the day island hopping between the iconic islands of Hydra, Aegina, and Poros as you enjoy stops to shop and a traditional Greek folk dance when you book this enthralling cruise of the Saronic Gulf Islands near Athens.

Set sail on the crystalline waters of the Saronic Gulf and cruise from island to island when you book this exciting sea adventure and land tour near Athens. Your tour includes a cruise that transfers you among the islands of Aegina, Poros, and Hydra, which are known for their great shopping districts and unique relics of Greek history, such as the Temple of the goddess Aphaia. You'll also get free time to swim, shop and explore the ins and outs of Hydra, eat lunch on the cruise ship and explore the sites of Poros and Aegina. It's the perfect day cruise for the sea loving wayfarer and history buff alike.

Begin your cruise with a transfer by motorcoach to your cruise ship and get ready to set sail for the beautiful island of Hydra--a favorite tourist attraction for photographers and jet setters alike. Hydra boasts architecture like none other with its fortress like, stone built home. Gaze on its crystalline waters and enjoy shopping in its district of boutiques and locally-owned shops, where you'll find crafts, folk art, and jewelry to buy. Witness the Mediterranean lifestyle with Hydra's donkey rides--the traditional way to get around Hydra.

Continue your journey by setting sail for the island of Aegina in the afternoon. You'll journey through the narrow strait that divides the island of Poros from the coast of Peloponnese region of Greece, which is known for its beautiful beaches. You'll catch a glimpse of the pistachio landscapes of Aegina and the popular port village of Santa Marina, which boasts laid-back taverns and gorgeous golden beaches. You'll even have enough time to visit places like the Temple of Aphaia,the Temple that was built in 500 B.C. in honor of the Greek goddess Aphaia.

Your tour concludes with a stop at the island of Poros, which is known for its wonderfully scented lemon trees that dot the streets on this tiny island. You'll also come across the famous bell tower, where you can get breathtaking views of the islands for the best pictures. End your day enjoying an entertaining traditional Greek folk show before your ship docks at Port Flisvos.

From the crystalline waters of Hydra to the ancient city sites of Aegina, you'll have lots to explore and more when you take this exciting cruise in the Saronic Gulf. Get ready to go island hopping and book your exciting tour of the Saronic Gulf Islands to set sail back into time!

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

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In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$181.00 USD
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Water/Beach, Shopping
Tour Duration
12 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Local Lunch Buffet served on board in two sittings, with vegetarian options.
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended
Guests must be able to get on and off all modes of transportation. Wheelchair accessibility is only available on the first deck. Buffet Lunch is served on board in two sittings, with vegetarian options. Your tour will conclude in downtown Athens. Your guide will be happy to provide options on the day as to what you may like to do after your tour concludes and also how you would prefer to return to the ship, at your own expense.