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.
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