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“Delightful three island cruise of Hydra, Porus and Aegina from Athens”
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Aegina Cruise
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Aegina Town
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Sydney, Australia
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“Delightful three island cruise of Hydra, Porus and Aegina from Athens”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We were in Athens for just three days in April 2014 where we had decided to spend a day touring Acropolis and other standard touristy attractions followed by a day for miscellaneous attractions including shopping etc. We were then tossing between doing a cruise of the three islands on the third day versus just relaxing in the hotel room, mainly because of the negative reviews on the cruises that we had read and how they were a rip off at the price of 79 Euros. People have written about how one can do the three islands on your own, but on seeing the ramshackle boats, the logistics and the price of food and drink, we realised that it was not going to be drastically cheaper for a bit of an apology of a cruise which would also involve finding our own transport to the Marina and back etc.
We therefore decided to take the risk and opted for paying 99 Euros on a trip arranged by the hotel with Olympic Cruises on their Three island cruise of Hydra, Porus and Aegina from Athens in April and what a delightful cruise it was.
We were picked up and dropped back at the hotel punctually by a luxurious air conditioned and comfortable bus and were highly impressed with the cruise itself and felt it was worth the 99 Euros we paid with no regrets.
The cruise covered three distinctively different islands, each with their own characteristics and the cruise ship was new, large, fabulous, clean and spacious, with excellent service, top notch meals and live entertainment. What more could one ask for.
Adequate time was given in each island for our own sight-seeing and the crew were extremely friendly. We made some great friends in the cruise too making our day very memorable.
This was our personal experience and naturally we would highly recommend this. We are not disputing the fact that others may have had experiences which would have been otherwise, but then you get what you pay for and I think we got pretty good value for what we paid.

Visited April 2014
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Maringa, PR
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“Aegina Island”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Really a little paradise !
Clean and good sea water for swimming.
Nice restaurantes in seashore !
We were in Plaza Hotel Restaurante that has a terrace in front the aegean sea, Nice sea food in good price. Gentle service!!!
Good place to buy souvenirs in many old houses adapted to receive tourists.

Visited July 2014
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Ellsworth, Maine
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“An inexpensive cruise from the port of Piraeus”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Since my hotel was just minutes from the port of Piraeus I decided to take advantage of short day trips. I purchased my cheap ticket at the port and left early in the morning. The cruise was less than an hour. The boat was comfortable. You could sit inside where there were seats and a bar and food to buy. Or you could sit outside on deck . There were two levels where you could sit. Passengers even brought their dogs! It was sunny with a nice breeze. Once we landed in Aegina we met up with a tour guide called Del Mar that we found on Facebook. She took us all over the island, including the Temple of Aphaia. Make sure to visit the souvenir shop nearby. Bring your camera! There was a nice shopping area and inexpensive places to dine in town. At the port, make sure to bring back some pistachios and other local products. You have a choice of several times for a return trip. Make sure to get to the port a half hour early before departure coming and going.

Visited May 2014
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