Holidays in Aegina

    Aegina is a lovely island in close distance to Athens. This is why it gets very popular as a weekend destination for the Athenians. A place with rich history, Aegina island was a great naval power in the ancient times and a capital of Greece for a short time in 1828. The most popular tourist places is Agia Marina, Souvala and Marathon with relaxing beaches, while very nice is also the seaside village of Perdika. The Town, with the elegant Neoclassical buildings, is a lovely place to stroll along the port promenade and the narrow streets. The most important sight in Aegina Greece is the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, constructed in the 6th century BC. This island is also famous for the large production of pistachios.

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    Travel guide to Aegina, Greece

    Aegina in Greece is a beautiful island only an hour ferry ride from Athens. It has nice family beaches, seaside villages and interesting archaeological sites to visit. A drive around will bring visitors to fantastic places, such as the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, the ghost village of Paleochora with the innumerable churches, the seaside villages of Vagia and Perdika, and so many other secrets to discover. Holidays in Aegina can be combined with a day trip or short vacations to the close island of Agistri, a lovely place for total relaxation.

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    Have a look in our travel guide about Aegina island and see all the useful information you need to know to organize your holidays in Aegina. Check the most beautiful beaches, villages, museums and sights to see on the island. Through our large collection of photos, 360 pictures, videos and maps, you can get a better understanding of the location.

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    As Aegina island is a popular weekend destination in close proximity to Athens, there is a large number of places to stay on the island. Aegina Town and the beaches around the town has many accommodation options, including family hotels, traditional studios, and many rooms to rent. These accommodations are within walking distance from the port and the city cente. Also the beaches of Agia Marina, Perdika and Souvala offer a great variety of venues, from beach hotels to guesthouses with basic facilities. Some hotels have more luxurious facilities, like pools and gym.

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    Aegina Aphaia Temple

    Aegina Greece is a small island of Saronic islands group with lovely places to see. As it is located so close to Athens city, it gets very popular for a weekend break. Agia Marina is the most popular beach resort in Aegina, while more secluded are the beaches of Marathon, Souvala, Vagia and Perdika. All these beaches are lined up with studios and seaside restaurants. In summer, there is also a boat from Perdika to the remote islet of Moni with the amazing water.

    Very interesting sights to visit during your Aegina holidays are the ancient temple of Athena Aphaia, constructed in the 6th century BC, and the Monastery of Agios Nektarios, protector of Aegina island. A nice day excursion is to the close island of Agistri. This guide of Aegina island proposes all useful information about holidays there. Aegina holidays can be combined with other Greek islands, such as Poros, Hydra and Spetses.

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