Program (operates nearly every day, beginning at 7:00 AM and ending at approximately 7:00 PM)
We will pick you up from your hotel, and transfer you to Paleon Phaleron (Trocadero Harbor). Sail to Aegina Island (an optional visit to the Temple of Athena Aphaia will be offered), and cruise through the straits Poros Island. After lunch onboard the boat,set sail for Hydra Island, where you will have the rest of the day to explore, shop, or swim. We will then sail back to Trocadero Harbor and transfer you by bus to Athens.
* Aegina Island is one of the Saronic Islands in the Saronic Gulf, 17 miles (27 km) from Athens. Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aeacus, who was born on and ruled the island. During ancient times, Aegina was a rival to Athens, the great sea power of the era. In Greek mythology, Aegina was a daughter of the river god Asopus and the nymph Metope. She bore at least two children: Menoetius by Actor, and Aeacus by Zeus. When Zeus abducted Aegina, he took her to Oenone, an island close to Attica. This island would later be called Aegina. Here, Aegina gave birth to Aeacus, who would later become king of Oenone; thenceforth, the island's name was Aegina.
* Poros is a small island in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf; its original name was Pogon. Poros is an island with rich vegetation: much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the island.
* Hydra is separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea.
There is one main town, known simply as "Hydra port" (pop. 2,526 in 2001). It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals (Hydriots) alike. Steep stone streets lead up and outwards from the harbor area. Most of the local residences are located on this street.
After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel.
Total cost: 95 Euros per person
* All land transfers
* Guided tour
* All tax and service charges