Cruise Islands Daily Group Tour
Make a unique cruise on 3 islands of the Saronic Gulf: Aegina, Poros and Hydra. In one day make full immersion in island life, and great antique history of Greece. Each island from three is unique and interesting to travelers.
The island Hydra
A charming rocky island has long been a favorite holiday destination for famous artists, intellectuals, writers and poets. Feature of the island is – total absence of cars, simply paradise place after gas-polluted megalopolises. But it doesn’t mean that inhabitants go on foot – they go by the well-known donkeys decorated with color garlands. The trip on such transport will be remembered well!
On the island two monasteries are located: Women’s – Saint Eupraxia, and men’s – the Prophet Elijah. They are located at the height about 500 meters above sea level, the surprising and beautiful view of the coast and other islands of the Saronichesky gulf opens from here.
Being on the island, be sure to stroll along the marble promenade, along the rich mansions of wealthy merchants of the 18th century. Tourists enjoy here the purest air, natural sources and a unique atmosphere of island life.
The island combines volcanic mountains and flat plains where world-famous olive and pistachio gardens grow. Fans of pistachios for certain know everything about this island, the best nuts it is from here!
Traveling around Aegina, tourists plunge into rich and live history of the island. Here the temple built in the 5th year B.C. in honor of the goddess of Athena – Afaye was found.
On the island there is also a monastery of St. Nectarius who is a patron of the island, the defender of seamen, and also the place of a pilgrimage for orthodox believers. The surprising fact about the island – it was the first capital of independent Greece, after rescue from the Turkish yoke.
The island is famous for the lemon and pine woods about which Marc Chagall, Henry Miller and other famous writers who came back every year to this smooth water liked to wander. The island is divided into two parts: To Sfery and Klavry.
Poros is surrounded by myths, one of them was born Theseus, son of Poseidon, a hero who defeated the Minotaur. Tourists can visit the ancient temple of Poseidon.
It is worth visiting and the monastery of Our Lady of Life. It is built on a high green hill, and offers an amazing view of the sea.
The island cruise will be remembered by all!