Aegina is a Saronic Islands that lies very close to the port of Piraeus. Yet, its proximity to Athens is only one of the reasons that makes a great destination for short getaways!
Many archaeological monuments, picturesque villages and beautiful beaches wait for visitors to discover them, while the island's seafront main town stands out for its neoclassical architecture.

In our travel guide, you can find out everything about your holidays in Aegina, Greece.
Discover the things to do, the best hotels and restaurants, enticing beaches, many sights, amusing tours, as well as numerous breathtaking photos!
The island can be reached only by ferry from Athens. 


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Located in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, near the islands of Poros and Agistri, Aegina is one of the most preferred islands for quick getaways, thanks to its proximity to Athens! Many ferries from Athens depart from Piraeus Port and arrive to the island in less than an hour.

The island’s capital, Aegina Town, on the western side of the island, is where the main port lies. In this colorful little town, you’ll find a great selection of cafes, restaurants, traditional taverns, and shops, especially along its bustling waterfront.
Outside the Town, Agia Marina is the most popular seaside resort on the island. Those who seek some quiet usually prefer more secluded places, like Perdika.

As for its beaches, although not that many, they are enticingly beautiful! Most of them are small but organized with many facilities. Among the best are Souvala Beach and Marathon Beach.
Around most of these beaches, you’ll also find a selection of hotels, seaside taverns and beach bars. However, if you are into more cloistered beaches, you can find many along the island’s coastline!

The most famous ancient monument is, hands down, the Temple of Athena Aphaia, a Doric temple sitting in the center of the island. Other important sites are the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Ellanios Zeus.

So, are you ready to discover the secrets of Aegina Island?

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Agia Marina, Perdika, Souvala and the Town are the main areas to look for accommodation in Aegina.
The small island offers a wide variety of options, including hotel rooms, apartments, houses and villas with either a modern or a traditional style and a relaxing atmosphere.
Depending on the location and hotel you pick, the beach may be within walking distance or a swimming pool may be provided instead.

Some of the most popular hotels are:
Nikolaou ResidenceAntziAelia VillaMarini


The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Aegina from the port of Piraeus in Athens and two other islands of the Argosaronic Gulf. The closest airport to Aegina is located in Athens.
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Discover the highlights of Aegina to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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  • Picturesque Town
    The main town of Aegina is constructed along the port. Its architecture stands out for the many elegant Neoclassical buildings.
  • Ancient Temple of Aphaia
    In close distance to Agia Marina stands an impressive ancient temple dedicated to Athena Aphaia.
  • Marathon Beach
    Marathon is a nice sandy beach on the southern side of the main town. This place has an organized and unorganized part for more privacy, as well as many tourist facilities.
  • Boat trip to Moni Islet
    In summer there are boat trips from the small port of Perdika to the secluded island of Moni. This island has blue-green waters and a nice beach bar to relax.
  • Paleochora ghost village
    In the center of the island, sits is the abandoned village of Paleochora. Once this village was the capital of Aegina, but now it is largely ruined. The village has many Byzantine churches.
  • Archaeological Museum
    Next to the ancient site of Kolona, within walking distance from the Town, is the interesting Archaeological Museum with exhibits from excavations around the island.
  • Day trip to Agistri Island
    The lovely Agistri is only a few minute ferry ride from Aegina. With azure and turquoise waters and lush greenery, this is a wonderful place for a day trip.