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Island hopping made easy: Best Cruise’s well-priced
day cruise from Athens to the Greek islands.

Aegina and Agistri: A Journey to the Saronic Gulf Hidden Gems
OUR ALL-DAY CRUISE OFFERS YOU A FULL BUFFET LUNCH WITH THE FINEST GREEK FOOD

Depart from the bustling city of Athens for the day and head for the Saronic Islands. If you are looking for beach, sun, culture & breathtaking landscapes, or an all-in-one experience, BestCruise has covered you. Feel the salty summer breeze, enjoy the exquisite views of the Greek islands, and spoil yourself with our homemade Greek delicacies. Join us on an unforgettable one-day cruise, dive into the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Saronic Gulf, soak up the Mediterranean sun, and experience the distinct Greek Island way of life.

BestCruise offers a lifetime day cruise experience to three spectacular stops – that will leave you in awe. Wander through Aegina’s charming alleyways, and take in the many shades of blue on the beaches in Agistri. Come along with us and let the adventure continue as we explore the magnificent beauty of one of our three incredible swimming spots – Aponisos, Moni, or Metopi. Cherish the unique feeling of snorkeling in a complex of those exceptional tiny islets and dare jump off a boat into the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.

BestCruise offers the ideal balance of excitement, gorgeous views, local knowledge, and relaxing time in nature on an authentic motorized wooden sailing boat. The Greek Islands are made for hopping, but visiting multiple islands one day by ferry can be daunting. Skip the overcrowded tourist boats and join us for one of your holidays’ most convenient and relaxing days. Pick up your favorite spot-on deck and take in the city’s panorama as our crew gives you an overview of the day.

Food served on board is ethically sourced from trusted farms and groceries around Greece. Our meals use the finest quality olive oil and fresh bio ingredients. There is kindness in preparing meals for others, the perfect opportunity to make people feel welcome. We are here to enhance your vacations by utilizing delicious food, generous hospitality, and breathtaking scenery as our tool kit.

Destinations

Aegina

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Time moves at a different pace on the distinctive Greek island of Aegina. Aegina is the largest island in the Saronic Gulf, just 17 miles from Athens, providing the perfect summer combo for locals and tourists alike. Walking around Aegina’s main town is like walking around an open-air museum. The Temple of Apollo will greet you upon arrival, and once the boat has anchored, prepare to become engrossed in the island’s alluring ambiance. Even the pickiest visitors will be enthralled by Aegina’s neoclassical architecture, picturesque streets & sites with vast historical significance. Treat yourself to Aegina’s high-quality pistachio nut (don’t forget to try the impeccable pistachio ice cream!), or picture yourself enjoying “katsoules” and a glass of Greek wine in one of the many seafood taverns! Cheers!

Agistri

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It’s simple to fall in love with Agistri island, a small, low-key paradise in the Saronic Gulf. Given its abundant natural beauty, it is the perfect Greek island for individuals who wish to connect with nature while diving into its countless shades of blue.

Swim & relax in the most spectacular long sandy part between Megalochori & Skala while admiring the most significant island’s landmark, “the blue dome,” and don’t forget to pick up some of the most delicious pine honey from the local market to bring back home. For adventure lovers, an optional bike tour between Megalochori & Chalikiada is the perfect way to explore more of the island’s panorama. This is what you expect from Agistri: authenticity, freedom, and tranquillity.

Metopi*

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Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of one of our three swimming spots Aponisos, Moni, or Metopi. Immerse yourself in the stunning turquoise waters and enjoy each island’s magnificent scenery; dare to jump into the most impeccable waters you have ever dreamed of and cherish the very unique feeling of snorkeling in a complex of those exceptional tiny islets. You can expect the perfect combination of summer vibes and experience regardless of which island we visit.

Experience tranquility at Moni, surrounded by beautiful pine trees, or dive into the hidden cove of Aponisos to relax and snorkel in pristine waters. And take advantage of the breathtaking views and ultimate swimming and relaxation experience at Metopi. And while you’re enjoying the crystal-clear waters, we’ll prepare a delicious Mediterranean lunch to fuel you for even more fun in the sun. Think of a better summer combo… we’ll wait!

*Swimming spot is chosen upon weather conditions.

Cruise Schedule

  • 09:00

    One day cruise departure

  • 11:30

    Arrival to Agisti Island

  • 13:00

    Departure from Agistri Island

  • 13:30

    Arrival to Aponisos / Moni / Metopi, Lunchtime

  • 15:00

    Departure from Aponisos / Moni / Metopi

  • 15:30

    Arrival to Aegina Island

  • 17:00

    Departure from Aegina Island

  • 19:00

    Arrival to Marina Zeas.

What’s included – Amenities – What’s not included section

What’s included

Day Cruise on a wooden sailing boat on the most significant Saronic Gulf islands.

Shore stops at Aegina & Agistri islands.

Snorkel in the crystal clear waters of our chosen swimming spot (Metopi / Moni / Aponisos)

Welcome drinks (coffee, juice, water, tea) & pastries will be offered during boarding.

A light, deliciously healthy snack will be offered one hour after departure.

Enjoy a traditional Greek lunch using top-notch ingredients while visiting our swimming spot.

During our return to the port, freshly cut fruits will be offered.

Unlimited beer, wine & soft drinks will be provided.

AMENITIES

Wi-Fi

Snorkelling gear

Professional crew, along with a host, for welcoming you on board.

Price is all-inclusive without any hidden cost for the above-provided food and services.

What’s NOT included

Bike tour on Agistri island (10 eur per person)

Hotel pick up (can be provided at an extra cost of 12eur p.p)

Excursions

The ideal way to discover the charming villages of Agistri is by joining an eco-friendly bike tour. This island is a paradise for nature lovers, with its panoramic views, sandy beaches, and picturesque sceneries.

The bike tour is a unique way to discover all the island’s must-see locations and hidden spots. You’ll be able to chase the light through the shadows in the utterly beautiful pine forests and be amazed by the sea’s crystal-clear waters.

The tour is led by experienced guides who will provide interesting facts and stories about the island’s history and culture. They’ll also show you the best spots for taking stunning photos.

An eco-friendly bike tour of Agistri island is the perfect way to explore the island’s boundless beauty. With its charming villages, stunning landscapes, and sandy beaches, Agistri island is a must-see destination for nature lovers. So, book the tour onboard and join us on this fun ride around the island’s mesmerizing sceneries.

FAQ

  • What are the available payment methods?

    All payments should be made by credit/debit card.

  • Can I book the cruise offline?

    You can make your reservation by calling us on: +30 2102201604

  • Do children need a ticket?

    Children under 3 years old cannot sail.
    Children 3 to 5 years old need a ticket for a nominal price (check booking page)
    Children from 5 to 13 years old need a ticket but at a reduced rate (check booking page)
    Teenagers from 13 to 18 years old need a ticket at a discounted price. (Check booking page)

  • Does the price include travel insurance?

    No, travel insurance is not included in the price.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    For a full refund, you may cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Please keep in mind that good weather is required for this experience. You’ll be offered a different date or a full refund if it’s canceled due to poor weather.

  • I am a solo traveler. Can I join this cruise?

    Definitely! Our one-day cruise is recommended for solo people who want to explore and experience a new destination, enjoy the sun, and meet others. Also, by the end of the cruise, people usually get to know each other and end up with new friends from all over the world.

  • Can I rent a boat for special occasion?

    Yes, we can arrange that. Please send us your inquiry, and we will get back to you.

  • What clothes/shoes should I wear?

    Kindly note that we do not have an obligatory dress code for this experience. However, to feel more comfortable throughout the day, we suggest bringing a light jacket, towel, hat, swimsuit, and comfortable shoes (jelly shoes for rocky parts, etc.)

  • Are there special diet menus?

    On our cruise, we specialize in Greek-Mediterranean cuisine and emphasize using fresh, seasonal ingredients from local markets and producers in Greece. We believe that food is crucial to our guests’ experience and hospitality.
    We understand that some guests may have dietary restrictions, and we encourage you to inform us of any such requirements before your onboarding experience.
    If you prefer a vegan lunch, we offer a range of dishes such as a Greek salad without feta cheese, a green salad, giant beans cooked in a tomato-based sauce, and rigatoni pasta with a tomato-based dressing, as well as fresh fruits after departing from Agistri island.
    If you have any allergies or specific dietary needs, please contact us at [email protected] at least 48 hours before departure. We will accommodate your requirements and make your dining experience on board enjoyable.

  • Will I be able to visit Aphaia temple?

    We regret to inform you that the Aphaia temple is situated on the island’s eastern side, approximately 13km from the port. To visit the temple, a taxi ride may cost between 20-40 euros for a 20-minute journey. Since you will have 1 hour and 30 minutes in Aegina, allocating a significant portion of your visit to the temple may be time-consuming. Moreover, you may miss the opportunity to explore Aegina’s main town and other breathtaking sites that the island has to offer.

  • Should I bring cash?

    We recommend that you bring some cash with you in case a situation arises where card payments are not accepted. While this is rare, having cash on hand can help you avoid any inconvenience during your trip.

  • Why should I get the pick-up transfer?

    We highly recommend arranging a pick-up transfer for a stress-free experience from the beginning. We’ve had cases where guests have faced difficulties finding the boat’s location, which could result in being late & therefore losing the experience. Opting for the pick-up transfer ensures a timely and hassle-free start to your trip. The transfer cost (12 euros) is the most affordable option compared to taking a taxi.

  • Do I have to bring extra food?

    It is optional for guests to bring their food on board. We offer snacks throughout the trip, a satisfying lunch, and the chance to sample local products when visiting the islands. Hence, it is not necessary to bring additional food. However, if you prefer to bring your food, you are welcome to do so.

About us

Discovery Nomadz, the operator of BestCruise in Athens, Greece, is a collective endeavor of skilled tour organizers with years of experience. We are the leading provider of Athens’ authentic wooden sailing boat experience and had many successful cruises around the Aegean. We strive for customer satisfaction and adhere to high safety standards, offering a hassle-free, fun-filled, and picturesque cruise. By selecting

one of our excursions or sailing trips, you can be confident that you are in good hands. You can have a look at our other offerings  by visiting www.discoverynomadz.com .Our offices are located centrally in Athens. Our team is always available to help you throughout the entire process, from booking to boarding and safe return to your accommodation in Athens.