9 days Winter Classical Greece _ Saronic Islands
7:45am Transfer by motor coach from Athens to Flisvos Port and embark on the cruise ship.
8:15am Sail for the island of Hydra, a favorite of the international jet-set. Hydra is the beloved muse of painters, craftsmen and photographers. Its unique architecture, crystal clear waters, splendid craft and jewel shops, folk art and the island’s traditional means of transport (the donkey) make it one of the last examples of “living Mediterranean history”. In Hydra you have time at leisure for strolling, shopping or swimming.
In the early afternoon sail for the island of Aegina, passing through the narrow strait separating the Peloponnesian coast from the island of Poros. Aegina is known for its rich history, inspiring pistachio grove landscapes, Aegina Port’s lively fish market and colorful floating fruit and vegetable marketplace, as well as picturesque seaside villages such as St. Marina with its taverns, traditional shops and beautiful golden beaches. During our call at this port, you may choose to visit the majestic 5th century BC temple of the Goddess Afaia (Optional Tour) which is regarded as the best-preserved ancient temple of Greece, offering a magnificent view of the whole Saronic Gulf.
Lunch is served on board.
Sailing to Poros, the smallest of the three islands. Poros Town rests in a narrow strait between Poros Island and the Peloponnese, quietly nestled in the embrace of deep green pine forests and mildly scented lemon groves. A climb to the town’s magnificent bell tower offers an unforgettable view.
And if you think that the day ends here, you are mistaken! A “Traditional Greek Folk Show” with singers and dancers in original costumes from all around Greece who, together with our Officers, will entertain and animate you until the final moment as the ship docks in Piraeus.
7.15pm. Arrival at Flisvos Port and transfer to Athens for your farewell dinner in Plaka. Overnight in Athens.