HYDRA – POROS
3 ISLANDS, 1 CRUISE
with rich lunch buffet !!
and Greek traditional entertainment show !!
Make sure you are properly dressed for the occasion. We suggest you to check the weather conditions.
If you choose summer time, bring with you your swim ware, sun screen lotion sunglasses and hat. Do not forget your comfortable shoes as to be able to explore the islands. Casual is our main suggestion.
If winter time, we suggest as well comfortable shoes, casual worm garments, as sometimes Greek winds can be a bit more unpredictable than you expect.
Do not forget your camera, as along the way you will have an opportunity to see many new and unexpected things, have it handy at any point, as something usual is that we are followed by dolphins, and you do not want to miss that kind of moments.
Get ready for some serious shopping, as on board our store is giving you an opportunity for purchases. More details you can get on board from our super supportive sales personnel.
And for last, do not forget home your good mood, be ready for an experience of a life time …
YOU ARE STARTING YOUR DAY, SAILING FOR THE
MOST BEAUTIFUL 3 ISLANDS OF THE SARONIC BAY
Enjoy the beautiful Greek sun, fresh air from Saronic Bay, feed the seagulls, dance with international and folkloric sounds, be the first dancer next to our professional dancers, join our cooking lessons and become a Chef ….and the cruise is going on. LIFE ON BOARD. Upon arrival you will receive a warm welcome from cruise ship Officers and Hostesses who will assist you to embark to one of the most luxurious cruise ships. You are invited to proceed to one of the three decks where you can enjoy live orchestra and the fascinating view as the ship leaves the port.
HYDRA. The island has more than 300 churches and 5 monasteries. Hydra’s Maritime Academy is the oldest in the eastern Mediterranean, as it is open since the revolution of 1821. Hydra has inspired many artists such as Picasso and Sagale, as well as it is the home of many artists like P.Tetsis, N.Gkikas, L.Cohen etc. Many movies have been filmed on the island like Sophia Loren’s hit movie “Boy on a Dolphin” and Melina Merkouri’s “Phaedra”. Five Prime Ministers in Greece’s history were Hydra natives: G.Kountouriotis, A.Kriezis, D.Voulgaris, A.Miaoulis and P.Voulgaris. The biggest star in the sky is named Hydra and was noted in the ancient years by Ptolemeus.
POROS. At the island of Poros was the first Hellenic Navy base in modern Greece, established in 1827 during the Greek War of Independence. Most of the activities of the base were moved to Salamis island Hellenic Navy base in 1881. Specific location on the island is still used today by the Hellenic Navy as a training center. Poros has an amazing shell museum, founded in 2006, with a permanent exhibition of shells in the Chatzopouleios library.
AEGINA. The island during 12th century, was the base for pirates. The quality of the most famous world wide, local pistachio nut, is a result of the special climate conditions of the island. Aegina was actually the first capital of Greece and not Nafplio as most people believe and Ioannis Kapodistrias was the first Greek Governor. One of the most important sites on the island is Temple of Aphaia. The temple was actually the “pattern” that Iktinos and Kallikratis, the architects of Parthenon, had in mind when designing Parthenon. One of the most known Greek mysteries is about the perfect triangle consisted by the Temple of Aphaia, the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio and Acropolis of Athens.
… and if you thing that the cruise stops here.. guess again!! Let the entertainment begin! On board you will attend a unique show where staff will present you traditional Greek dances, where they will try to teach you the most known Greek dance Syrtaki, and you will be able to enjoy life orchestra with main theme, the bouzouki instrument. And if you are not a fan of the traditional, they will try to match your taste with some the sounds of Saxophone and other instruments.
Cruise program as mentioned above
Rich lunch buffet
Traditional entertainment show
The schedule may be modified according to weather conditions
excursions on the visiting islands. Information you can get on board from reception
transfer from/to cruise ship
Travelers elderly travelers or with a serious illness should consult their doctor before traveling as well as make sure they are insured against an accident or illness.
Dress Code. Casual and swimwear allowed only on open decks of the cruise ship.
Internet. Free Wi-Fi. Staff will provide you access code.
Smoking Policy. Smoking is allowed only on the open deck.