See the sights of Athens at your own pace, and cruise the Saronic Gulf on a 4-day tour. Stop at 3 Saronic Islands on a mini break that includes 3-star accommodation in Athens. Follow in the footsteps of pirates at the natural shelter of Hydra, and more.
What to Expect
Discover the scenic beauty of the Saronic Islands on a 4-day mini break to Athens. Enjoy plenty of free time at leisure in the Greek capital to create your own itinerary, or take optional half-day or full-day guided tours. Then, spend the day at sea on a full-day cruise to 3 islands of the Saronic Gulf. Discover where Athenians likes to get away for the weekend. The package includes 3-star accommodation (with daily breakfast) in Athens city center, and round-trip transfers from and to the airport on arrival and departure.
Upon arrival in Athens, meet your tour assistant at the airport or other port of entry, and transfer to your hotel by taxi. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and your overnight stay in 3-star city center accommodation.
Following breakfast in your hotel, explore Athens at your own pace. Stroll through the city’s historic neighborhoods to discover its hidden charms and historic monuments. Optional half and full-day tours are also available if you’d prefer a more organized structure to your day. Overnight in Athens.
Today, you will cruise the Saronic Gulf and visit 3 of its islands. Depart Athens to travel over sea to Hydra, Poros and Aegina. Sit back and relax as you enjoy free time on each island. Transfer to Piraeus by coach, and sail to the island of Poros, where Athenians love to spend the weekend. Enjoy some free time to stroll among the shops, before sailing to the natural amphitheater-shaped island of Hydra. Experience Hydra’s unique charms, and follow in the footsteps of the Saronic pirates who took shelter there. Walk the steep and stony streets for panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. Marvel at traditional stone houses and mansions that stand witness to a long and turbulent history.
Continue to the island of Aegina (Egina), where you can take an optional excursion to the Temple of Aphaia (additional fee). Alternatively, stroll around the main town on your own. Aegina is only 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Athens and is a popular getaway for Athenians during the hot summer months. Sail back to Piraeus port for the transfer back to your hotel in Athens.
Following breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Athens Airport by taxi or minivan for the end of the tour services.
- 3-star hotel accommodation
- Breakfasts (x 3) and meal (x 1)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transfers from Athens International Airport or any other entry point
- Transfers from and to your hotel on cruise days
What's Not Included
- Air fares to and from the start point
- Single room supplement
- Tickets and entrance fees
- Additional days