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Cruises in Athens

By Viator, April 2018

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One of Europe’s busiest ports, Piraeus serves as the setting-off point for cruises in the Aegean Sea. Some itineraries travel down the Athens Riviera and the coast of Greece’s mainland, while others venture to some of the 3,000-plus Greek islands that are scattered off the country’s coast. Here’s what you need to know about cruises in Athens. 

Day Cruises
Day cruises from Athens typically depart from Piraeus or Lagonisi and showcase the scenic coastline of the Athens Riviera and beyond. Choose between motor yacht, sailing boat, and high-speed RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) tours.

Some day cruises include stops at small beach-lined islands such as Moni, Agistri, Poros, Hydra, and Aegina, and include free time for snorkeling, swimming, or sunbathing beneath the Mediterranean sun. Others stop at sights on the mainland such as the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio. Alternatively, opt for a day cruise to the Corinth Canal, and leave the modern day behind at ancient sites such as the Acropolis and Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth. 

Evening Cruises
Evening cruises from Athens showcase the Aegean at its most romantic. Both intimate sailing boats and larger cruise ships set sail late in the afternoon, floating past the coastal suburbs of Athens as the sun begins to set. Many evening cruises include a selection of Greek-style meze (small plates) and accompanying wine and beer. 

Multi-Day Cruises
Multi-day cruises from Athens allow travelers to explore some of the more far-flung Greek islands that are not accessible on a day trip. On a 2-day cruise, you might set sail for Santorini, an island known for its scenic volcanic caldera, or explore glamorous Mykonos, a beloved beach destination among A-listers. Alternatively, explore nearer islands such as Poros and Aegina, but at a much more leisurely pace. A longer 7-day sailing trip might combine offshore and mainland destinations such as Perdika, Hydra, Porto Heli, Nafplio, Spetses, and Poros. 

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Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade, Athens, null
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Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

4.5 star rating: Recommended 789 Reviews

Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.08
Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ, Athens, Day Cruises
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Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Athens with Traditional Greek Meal and BBQ

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 64 Reviews

Experience a magnificent cruise across the shimmering waters of the Athens Riviera with your loved ones and discover the alternative view of the city. ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.62
All Day Cruise Luxury Sailing Experience to Agistri-Moni-Aegina, Athens, Catamaran Cruises
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All Day Cruise Luxury Sailing Experience to Agistri-Moni-Aegina

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All Day Cruise is here to invite you on a fantastic day out at sea on our luxury sailing boat, “Alexandros”, all along the mesmerizing Saronic Sea and its ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.85
Sunset Caldera Sailing Cruise, Santorini, Day Cruises
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Sunset Caldera Sailing Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Captain Yiannis and his crew -all experienced sailors- can assure you that all claims about greek hospitality are true and that this cruise will be the most ...  Read more

Location: Vlichada, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.85
Full Day Cruise to Greek Islands from Athens: Poros - Hydra - Aegina, Athens, Sailing Trips
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Full Day Cruise to Greek Islands from Athens: Poros - Hydra - Aegina

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Join our full day cruise from Athens and discover three of the most famous and beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf! Visit the cosmopolitan Hydra island with ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.08
Private Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape with Snorkeling and Swimming, Athens, Day Cruises
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Private Cruise to Poseidon Temple at Sounio Cape with Snorkeling and Swimming

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Cruise along the stunning coast line of Attica on a round-trip private tour from Athens to the beautiful temple of Poseidon at Sounio. Cape Sounio is a ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $928.84
Full Day Sailing Trip in the Saronic from Athens, Athens, Day Cruises
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Full Day Sailing Trip in the Saronic from Athens

Spend a spectacular full day on board a Traditional Wooden Motor-sailer, departing every morning from Athens. Hop on board and let our experienced crew to ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.13
Sail the Athenian Coastline, Athens, Sailing Trips
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Sail the Athenian Coastline

With few people knowing that just half-hour away from the city center, there is a beautiful coastline with sparkling clear waters waiting to be explored, ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.17
Athens Riviera Cruise, Athens, Sailing Trips
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Athens Riviera Cruise

We provide a 7 hour cruise along the highlights of the Athenian Riviera with 2 stops for swimming and of course a neatly prepared onboard BBQ.

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.90
2-Day Mykonos Experience from Athens, Athens, Day Cruises
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2-Day Mykonos Experience from Athens

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Kick back and relax on an overnight trip to Mykonos, an idyllic Greek island with a reputation as the Aegean party capital! Relax by the beach, discover rustic ...  Read more

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $333.43

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