One Day Tour To Aegina Island

Active: Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017

Duration: 8 hours

Languages: English

Departure: Athens

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Important Note: This is a private tour and can be arranged any day. As the transfer to/from the port is done by taxi and taxis can accommodate only three people according to their policy, a booking can be made for three people maximum. If you want to make a booking for 4-6 people, for example, you have to make two separate bookings, as you will be accommodated in two taxis, etc.

Information about Aegina

Only one hour from the port of Piraeus, Aegina is among the closest islands to visit from Athens. This closeness to Athens, the interesting historical sites, the lovely villages and the crystal beaches make Aegina a popular tourist destination and even an ideal spot to fill a day before the flight home. Arriving at the port, the church of Agios Nikolaos welcomes visitors and the Neoclassical houses around the bay create a lovely atmosphere. The waterfront is lined by fish taverns, restaurants, gift shops and small kiosks selling pistachio nuts, the traditional product of Aegina. Although the waterfront is usually busy, a street or two in the inland, the town reveals itself as a calm and unspoilt place surrounded by low hills and blue sea. At the port, close to the ferry quay, horse carriages offer visitors a charming ride around the town.

Aegina is a great place for sightseeing, as the long history of the island is well reflected in the ancient monuments. In the 5th century BC, Aegina emerged as a great naval power and a serious threat to Athens, the most powerful city-state that time. Culture flourished in Aegina along with the economy and many temples were built. Among them, the temple of Apollo close to the modern port, of which unfortunately only a column survives today. This temple is widely known as Kolona and can be visited on foot from the port.

However, the most famous and interesting ancient monument of Aegina is the temple of Athena Aphaea, situated in the centre of the island. This used to be among the most important religious centres in ancient Greece and in fact, scientists have noticed that the temple of Aphaia, the Acropolis of Athens and the temple of Poseidon in Sounion geographically form an isosceles triangle. Nonetheless, the power of Aegina was to end soon, after Athens defeated the island in a battle at sea. Many centuries later, in 1829, Aegina became the first capital of the modern Greek State before losing the honour from Athens again.

Apart from Aegina Town, the rest of the island also has beautiful seaside villages that have gradually grown into tourist resorts. Souvala and Agia Marina are the most popular resorts with amazing, clean beaches. More calm spots include Marathonas and Perdika.

Other sights to visit on Aegina are the Monastery of Agios Nektarios, the patron saint of the island, and the Hellenic Wildlife Hospital, a rehabilitation centre for wild birds.


Program:
- Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the port of Piraeus.
- Embarkation on the flying cat at 08h50 .
- Arriving at Aegina Port at 9h30.
- Departure from Aegina port at 16h00 to Piraeus.
- Arriving at Piraeus port at 16h40
- Transfer to your hotel
Your stay in Aegina is unescorted and gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your time on the island at your own leisure.


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Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017
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€63.00
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Booking Note
This is a private tour and can be arranged any day. As the transfer to/from the port is done by taxi and taxis can accommodate only three people according to their policy, a booking can be made for three people maximum. If you want to make a booking for 4-6 people, for example, you have to make two separate bookings, as you will be accommodated in two taxis, etc

Lost Items
Small articles, coats, wraps, umbrellas, cameras, hand bags and any other items that are carried on a taxi and ferry are entirely under the care of the passenger. Every effort will be made to retrieve lost of forgotten items. However in no way we can be held responsible if such items that are not retrieved.

What is included and not in the price
  • Boat tickets in eco class PIRAEUS - AEGINA - PIRAEUS
  • Transfers hotel - port - hotel
  • Food and beverage
  • Guide

Why booking with us?

  Tours from Athens & the islands

  Support via phone & e-mail.

  Early booking discounts

  Secured server

  Customized tour upon request

Pickup locations
Departure
Attica - Athens - Your Hotel -Any hotel in Athens at 8:00
Dropoff locations
To Your Hotel
Exact duration
8 hours
Active days and spoken languages
Dates
Languages
Days
01-01-2016 / 31-12-2016
English
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
01-01-2017 / 31-12-2017
English
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Transportation Info
Transfers to port: By Taxi

Ferry: Flying Cat

Why booking with us?

  Tours from Athens & the islands

  Support via phone & e-mail.

  Early booking discounts

  Secured server

  Customized tour upon request


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Aegina is probably the most convenient island for a day trip from Athens. There are frequent ferries from Piraeus and once you arrive, there is a bus station close to the port with buses that go to nice beaches around the island. I have friends who live in Aegina all year round, so upon our arrival they greeted us at the port and then we went directly to their beach house in Marathon region, a quiet little place. Greeka booked fine ferry tickets for us and transfers from/to the port of Piraeus to our hotel in Athens. It was a nice experience and we will surely go again next summer, probably for more days.



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