Enjoy a comfortable and affordable shared transfer between Athens Airport and the city. On this combo tour, see the iconic sights of Athens on a guided walking tour plus spoil yourself for a day with a cruise to the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina.
What to Expect
Pre-book a stress free, affordable shuttle transfer from Athens International Airport to your centrally located hotel in the city of Athens. The service runs throughout the day and pick-up is made inside the airport’s arrivals lounge. The service operates every 2-hours from early in the morning to the evening. Even if your flight is delayed, uniformed staff will greet you at the airport at an information desk inside the arrivals area. You will be assisted you with your luggage and board the shuttle bus. Travel non-stop to central Athens where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel door. Book the return journey and you’ll be picked up from your hotel lobby for the drive back to the airport.
For the tour portion of this package, you’ll meet your guide in your hotel lobby and begin your walk by visiting the Greek House of Parliament and the Monument of the Unknown Soldier to watch the changing of the guards. Continue on to the beautiful National Gardens, passing the Anglican Church of St. Paul and the beautiful neoclassical Zappeion Hall, where you’ll see the surviving columns of the Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch. Head to the popular Plaka district and begin the climb to the Acropolis, enjoying the spectacular views of the city below. Your qualified English-speaking guide will provide a detailed commentary on the glorious monuments of the Acropolis including the Parthenon, Erection, Propylaia, Nike Temple and the surrounding monuments such as the Dionysus Sanctuary, Philopappos Hill, Mars Hill, Observatory, Pnyx Hill, Odeon of Herodes Atticus and the ancient Agora.
Also this combo tour includes a full-day island voyage where you’ll cruise from Flisvos Marina on a 50-meter state of the art ship. The luxuriously appointed vessel with beautiful lounges and dining areas, you can enjoy culinary delights whenever you like. The air-conditioned ship boasts 2 fully-stocked bars and is equipped with strong Wi-Fi and mobile signals. Relax and enjoy the sea breezes and the pampering as you cruise to the most beautiful islands in the world.
Hydra (90 minute visit)
The first port of call is Hydra, a small but beautiful island steeped in history and a popular destination that’s not far from the Greek mainland. Its cobblestone streets, where donkeys are the primary mode of transportation, are lined with mansions and centuries old churches. The town of Hydra was built on imposing rocky slopes and has remained intact and unspoiled by modern development. Local residents maintain the unique legacy handed down to them by previous generations. Swim in the crystal clear waters, sunbathe, enjoy the Greek cuisine and hospitality and search for some souvenirs to help you remember your visit.
Poros (50 minute visit)
Poros is an island of peace, romance and relaxation. The island’s pine trees line the rugged shores and the sandy beaches. Approaching Poros by sea, you’ll see the historical clock tower atop the island’s highest hill. The beach houses are mostly neoclassical in style with the first built in 1463 in the area around the clock tower. Explore the town center and the Archaeological Museum. Lining the narrow streets of Poros, you’ll also come across shops, cafés, taverns and many bars playing both Greek and foreign music.
Aegina (3-hour visit)
Aegina is the land of the legendary Achilles. Visit the Temple of Athena, situated atop a pine-covered hill in the northeastern part of the island. This was the prototype for the Parthenon. When the skies are clear, you can see the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and the Acropolis of Athens from this spot. With the Temple of Athena, these temples form an isosceles triangle, which was the holy triangle of ancient times. See the church of Saint Nectarios, which houses a silver urn with the relics of St. Nectarios, the patron saint of the island.
- Shared airport transfer
- VAT, taxes
- Luggage service, each passenger may carry 1 item of large luggage and 1 item of hand luggage
- English-speaking guide on the tour
- Cruise 3-course lunch on board
What's Not Included
- Any additional large luggage will be charged at Euros 5 per item
- Entrance fees
- Cruise ship transfers (can be arranged on request for EUR 7.00 each way per person)
- Personal expenses
- Optional tours during the day
- Extra hand luggage will not incur any additional charges
- Any heavy or bulky luggage weighing more than 23 kilograms will be charged as an extra item
- Any heavy or bulky luggage weighing more than 30 kilograms will be refused
- Golf bags, skies, surf boards or wheelchairs etc will not be carried
Know Before You Go
• Service is available only for Athens city center hotels and not for Athens Coastline or Piraeus