Explore the island of Aegina on the Saronic Gulf on this 9.5-hour RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) tour from Athens. Cruise the gulf on a luxury-class RIB, and explore Aegina’s fishing villages as you wish in between swimming and snorkeling stops. Opt to visit Aegina’s ancient Greek temple (own expense), enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and watch the sunset as you cruise back to Athens. Central Athens hotel transfers and onboard refreshments are included.
After morning pickup from your central Athens hotel, travel to nearby Piraeus port by air-conditioned vehicle. Meet your skipper, and with your small group of eight people or fewer, take a seat on your comfortable RIB.
After a safety briefing, cruise onto the open sea, and absorb the views and sea breezes as you head for Aegina, a large island in the middle of the Saronic Gulf.
Check out Aegina’s northern tip, and enjoy several hours’ cruising around and visiting some of Aegina’s loveliest towns and landmarks. Learn about the island’s history from your skipper as you sail and explore.
Along the way, enjoy the light refreshments on board, soak up the rays, and if you wish, enjoy swimming or snorkeling (equipment provided) at various beauty spots such as tiny Moni islet. Call at picture-postcard fishing villages like Santa Marina, Vagia, Vlychada, and Portes, and enjoy free time to stroll around and enjoy their atmosphere independently.
If you wish, visit historical landmarks such as the Dorian Temple of Aphaia (own expense), and the Monastery of St. Nektarios, and take in medieval Aegina Town, with its old churches.
Midway through your tour, relax over a delicious Mediterranean lunch (own expense) at a traditional restaurant. Savor dishes like fresh fish, Greek salad, goat’s cheese pies, fresh fruits, and homemade sweets, and once you’ve had your fill, continue to Perdika, one of Aegina’s prettiest harbor villages.
Admire the postcard-worthy portside of traditional fishermen’s cottages, and if you fancy a dip, descend the rocky steps to swim in the turquoise seas.
Finally, watch a beautiful Aegean sunset as your RIB cruises back to Piraeus. Watch the last rays of sun cast the waves gold, and after disembarking, end your tour with a transfer to your central Athens hotel.
At checkout we’ll ask you to select a hotel from the list below. Once your booking is confirmed, we’ll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.
Commonly Asked Questions
What if my hotel is not listed?
That’s OK! At checkout you can select an alternative hotel and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.
What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.
What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don’t require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we’ll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.