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Browse our selection of exciting day cruises for the whole family & friends!
Not sure yet which of our cruises would be the perfect option for you? We have listed a full range of our cruises below to help you find your pick. Small descriptions of the islands can be found below. Welcome to join Ionian Ray Cruises!

Explore the Argosaronic islands in one day!

The day cruise of Athens at the gorgeous Greek islands of Hydra, Poros, Aegina & Spetses is the most beloved cruise of Greece.
Join us for a relaxing day at sea. We take care of all transportation and getting around and we provide you VIP services. Sit relaxed and enjoy your cruise with free time on each island to explore. Enjoy a sea of ​​happy faces from around the world, on a trip to the Greek islands, with one of our elegant yachts, with delicious snacks, fruits and drinks!

POROS

Poros is the smallest of the Saronic islands, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait and offering a most enchanting view of Poros Town.  Do not forget to visit the Clock tower, from where you have a spectacular view of the island! Poros is also famous for its beautiful beaches, stretching uninterrupted along the island’s coastline. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the long and sandy beach of Askéli; the hotels and bars situated here make it an interesting tourism resort. Meyálo Neório is a sandy beach where the pine trees sweep right down to the water’s edge. Bask in the turquoise blue waters of the “Love Bay”, a beach surrounded by verdant pine trees that literally dip their needles into the sea. Enjoy a unique natural shade!

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AEGINA 

The island of Aegina is one of the most popular tourist destinations as it is the closest island to Athens. Aegina town, the capital of the island, stands out for its well-preserved buildings.

 

During your stay on the island, you can visit the following sightseeings:

 

Markellos Tower (built by Markellos, a 1821 War of Independence hero and later Governor of the island, which now houses the Kapodistrias Spiritual Center), Kapodistrias Orphanage (the first public building during Kapodistrias’ administration), Eunardeio (a 1829 building in Doric style) and Aegina Cathedral (the first Cathedral of the Modern Greek State; it also housed Kapodistria’s Government and the first parliament of the modern Greek State).

Moni Island: A small paradise full of deers, peacocks, many species of wild birds, pine trees and blue waters nearby Athens!

 

Such a quiet place to visit and swim to, which will be an unforgettable memory of your stay in Greece!

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HYDRA

Hydra, built in the shape of an amphitheatre on a slope overlooking the Argosaronic gulf, is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, secluded squares and above all the banning of cars and the use of around 500 donkeys as means of public transportation, explain the reason why Hydra preserved its distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time.

 

Hydra is a yachting paradise, as every summer groups of sailing boats moor at the harbour, where they are joined by dozens of sensational motorboats and yachts.

 

It’s worth mentioning that Hydra became famous all over the world thanks to the film “Boy on a Dolphin”, shot on the island in 1957 with Sophia Loren leading the starring role.

 

You can explore Hydra’s beaches:

 

  • Mandráki: During the War of Independence it was used as a harbour but today it is an organised beach with excellent water sport facilities.
  • Vlychós: A beach covered with pebbles at Vlychos holiday resort.
  • Limnióniza: Many people consider it as the most beautiful beach on the island. You can enjoy a swim in its turquoise water!
  • Ayios Nikolaos: A sandy beach, on the west of the island.

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SPETSES

Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence. It was here that the revolution flag was raised on 3rd April 1821. The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, still bearing eloquent witness to the island’s glorious past. The picturesque old harbour and Dápia, a tourist and commercial centre where the heart of the island’s entertainment beats, are the trademarks of the town of Spetses.

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Explore Zakynthos and the nearby islands in one day

The spectacular Greek Ionian Islands being famous for their crystal clear & turquoise waters with pebble or golden sand beaches, fully green nature and breathtaking sunsets, is the absolute destination for the yacht lovers!

ZAKYNTHOS 

Zakynthos in Greek, or Zante in Italian, is considered one of the best Greek islands as far as beaches are concerned; it’s a fascinating island. Although it is often wrongly associated with organized tourism on the east and southeast coasts, the central and western regions are known for their wild and evocative nature. The Venetians called this island “The Flower of the East”. Its people are very welcoming and they are great cooks. The southern area has the honor of hosting one of the last remaining habitats of the Mediterranean species of the loggerhead turtle. Zante has the highest density of nests of the Ionian Sea, about eleven hundred along the 5 km of the Bay of Laganas.

 

Places to visit:

 

  • Famous Shipwreck
  • Blue Caves
  • Keri Caves
  • Marathonisi Island
  • Laganas area (careta-careta turtle)

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KEFALONIA 

The largest island of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is a very charming place. Although it has developed over the last years as a family destination, beach places in Kefalonia Island never get crowded due to the large size of the island. Mostly famous for the exotic beaches, including Myrtos, Antisamos, Lourdas and Skala, the island was chosen for filming the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Apart from swimming, Kefalonia Greece also has many places to see, from picturesque villages to medieval castles and beautiful monasteries. Fiscardo is the most cosmopolitan place with a port that receives many yachts every summer. Other nice villages to visit during your Kefalonia holidays are Argostoli, Sami and Assos

 

Places to visit:

 

  • Fiskardo Village
  • Assos Village
  • Antisamos Beach

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ITHACA 

Sheltered between Cephalonia and the mainland, Ithaca is believed to be the mythical home of Homer’s Ulysses, where his faithful wife Penelope waited for him patiently despite the siege of many suitors. This peaceful island is formed by two large peninsulas connected by a narrow isthmus and dotted with huge cliffs, steep mountains and extensive olive groves and cypresses. Lovely villages, many of which were rebuilt after the earthquake of 1953, and hidden coves with rocky beaches complete the enchantment. Byzantine monasteries and churches offer wonderful views. Ithaca’s small size of guarantees spectacular changes in landscape over short distances. Sometimes it’s possible to see the entire island overlooking the ocean and surrounding islands.

 

Places to visit:

  • Vathi Village
  • Kioni Traditional Village

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