For a day of island hopping, book a place on the Hydra, Poros & Aegina Cruise Departing from Athens, Greece where you will travel to three drastically different Greek islands. This is a worthwhile trip for those who want to get a taste of island life without booking accommodation on each island.Hydra, one of the Saronic Islands in Greece, is located between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. Motor vehicles are not allowed on the island except for the garbage trucks, so tourists and locals travel by foot, horse, donkey, and water taxi. On this tour you will see the island on foot as you enjoy some free time to look through the shops, take a swim, or just explore the town, known simply as Hydra port. It is made up of a crescent-shaped harbor surrounded by commercial establishments like restaurants, galleries, markets, and shops. You will notice that a large number of the visitors in the area are from Athens.
Next up on the tour is a short trip to the island of Poros, which is a small Greek island-pair in the southern portion of the Saronic Gulf. It is located about 32 miles south of Piraeus and its surface area is only about 12 miles. The two islands that make up Poros are Sphairia to the south and Kalaureia to the north. Poros is an area with rich vegetation and a mountainous landscape, and it is a popular resort for short vacations.
Finally, before heading back to Athens you will reach Aegina, where you can opt to take an excursion to the Temple of Aphaia for an extra cost or you can make your way to the main town. This is the largest of the Saronic Islands and is the closest to Attica. It is also a popular summer resort spot and a second home to many Athenians.
The total time allotted for the tour is 10 hours, and it is well worth it. You will enjoy getting a feel for the differences between each island and getting to wander around town and see how the locals live. Visit www.athenstours.net for more information on this and other tours and activities.