Destination HYDRA – POROS - AEGINA
Date 11 August 2018
“Let’s sail together!! Enjoy the beautiful Greek Sun and the fresh air from the Saronic Gulf, feed the seagulls, dance with international and folkloric sounds, enjoy Greek food .. and the cruise is going on…” What to bring? Comfortable footwear, Sunblock, Hat, Camera and Good Mood!!
After breakfast, we will meet at hotel Titania lobby, time 07:00, and with our buses we will head to the cruise ship.
Upon arrival at the cruise ship we will receive a warm welcome from the Cruise Ship Officers and Hostesses, who will assist us with boarding. We will be asked to proceed either to the Main Lounge, where a live orchestra will put us in the right mood with its international music repertoire or to one of the spacious open decks where we will enjoy the fascinating view of the ship leaving the port.
The Showman will entertain us throughout the day with imaginative surprises.
Shortly after departure Multi-lingual Guides and Hostesses will invite us to assemble in one of the Lounges. At the same time they will give us all necessary information concerning the cruise program. As well as tips about the islands. This will be an opportunity for us to get answers to any questions we might have, as trained staff will be there to ensure that we will have the most wonderful day.
First island stop. Arriving at the beautiful Hydra island, which has inspired many artists such as Picasso and Sagale. In addition it is the home of many artists like P.Tetsis, N.Gkikas, L.Cohen, etc. Many Movies have been filmed on the island like the movies of Sophia Loren, Melina Merkouri, etc. As soon as we disembark, its all there. The narrow stone-paved streets waiting to be explored on foot or by the island’s traditional vehicle, the saddled donkey. Also, captivating walks along the old seaside promenade with both amazing crystal clear waters and radiant traditional fine-craft shops. The beauty of Hydra Island will conquer you forever. We will stay on the island approximately for 2 hours. Take your time to enjoy the unique charms of Hydra Island and while returning back on board we will receive a home coming welcome.
On the way to the next island the Buffet will be set, giving us an opportunity to taste the gastronomic creations of the cruise ship Chef.
Second island stop. Arriving at the island of Poros, the smallest of the three islands. Separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town. Poros is the yacht’s favorite destination. We will have time at leisure in Poros to stroll around the small picturesque streets of the island’s town.
Third island stop. Our next destination is Aegina Island, the former first capital of Greece after its independence was declared. The island is also famous for its pistachio produce. Aegina is the largest of the three islands. apart from its harbor there are numerous interesting sites to discover on the island and therefore we propose 2 optional tours.
1st optional tour is a Guided Bus Tour. The Tour will start with a visit to the Temple of Afea which is the best preserved temple in Greece. It is also one of the 3 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. A Guide will tell you the fascinating story of the intriguing history of its beautiful site. Continuing for a short visit to the Church of Saint Nektarios, enjoy quiet moments of contemplation and admiration of its beautiful Byzantine architecture. The drive back to Aegina Port, will give us time to relax and appreciate the exquisite peaceful nature of the island.
2nd optional tour is a Panoramic Bus tour. We will have the opportunity to drive across the entire island (without visiting the archaeological site). Furthermore we will admire the beauty of its nature. Also, the island’s medieval capital of Paleohora, the Church of Saint Nektarios, the pistachio groves. The tour ends with a stop by the seaside, where we can relax and enjoy a glass of Ouzo (Greek traditional drink) along with a choice of irresistible Greek Mezedes (appetizers).
THE TICKETS FOR THE ABOVE RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL TOURS CAN BE PURCHASED ON BOARD.
Alternative choice for those who wish to stay in Aegina and enjoy a walk or a 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 will end there.. you are mistaken! The highlight of our One Day Cruise still awaits!
A Traditional Greek Folk Show with singers and dancers in original costumes from all of Greece, together with our Officers, Hostesses will entertain and animate us up to the final moment with a warm farewell.
After returning at the cruise starting point, we will return with our buses to TITANIA Hotel. Estimated arrival time around 20:00.
95,00 euro – per person
We would like to inform you that this is an organized tourist group, for all
We preserve the right to change the flow of the program without any sightseeing missing
The tickets for the recommended optional tours can be purchased on board.
click HERE to have a view of our cruise map tour
click HERE to watch a video of what we will see to our Cruise
click HERE to learn more about Hydra Island
click HERE to learn more about Poros Island
click HERE to learn more about Aegina Island
click HERE to learn more about Aphaea` s Temple
Transfer hotel – Cruise Ship – hotel
Lunch on board of the Cruise Ship
On date SATURDAY – 11 AUGUST 2018
Departure time from hotel Titania Athens – 07:00
Estimated time arrival to hotel Titania Athens – 20:00