TRAVEL GUIDE TO AEGINA
The Saronic island Aegina in Greece is located very close to Athens and it makes a great destination for short getaways!
It has many archaeological monuments, picturesque villages and beautiful beaches to discover, while its seafront main town stands out for its neoclassical architecture.
Everything you need to know about your holidays in Aegina is included in our travel guide! Check it out to find out more about the island's top hotels and restaurants, landmarks, beaches and things to do. Also, don't miss our gallery for some amazing photos!
It is fairly easy to reach Aegina from Athens; all you need is a ferry from Piraeus port. Ferry connections to other Saronic islands are available as well (Poros and Agistri).
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MORE ABOUT AEGINA GREECE
Located in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, near the islands of Poros and Agistri, Aegina Greece is one of the most popular islands for quick getaways, thanks to its proximity to Athens! Many ferries from Athens depart from Piraeus port and arrive there in less than an hour.
Agia Marina is the most popular seaside resort on the island, while more secluded places to visit are Souvala, Vagia, Marathon, and Perdika.
The island’s capital, on the western side of the island, is also the main port lies. In this colorful little town, you’ll find a great selection of cafes, restaurants, traditional taverns, shops, especially along its bustling waterfront.
As for its beaches, although they aren't that many, they are enticingly beautiful! Most of them are small, but organized with many facilities! The best ones are Souvala beach, Agia Marina beach, and Marathon beach.
Around most of these beaches, you’ll also find a selection of hotels, seaside taverns and beach bars. But if you’re into more secluded beaches, many of them are available along the island’s coastline!
The most popular ancient monument is, hands down, the Temple of Athena Aphaia, a Doric temple sitting in the center of the island. Other important sites, apart from the Temple of Athena Aphaia, are the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Ellanios Zeus.
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
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 a walking distance or a swimming pool may be provided instead.
Some of the most popular hotels are Vrachokipos, Marini, Antzi and more.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Aegina from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Saronic islands. The closest airport to Aegina is in Athens.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF AEGINA
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The main town of Aegina is constructed along the port. Its architecture distinguishes for the many elegant Neoclassical buildings.
In close distance to Agia Marina, on the eastern side of Aegina, is an impressive ancient temple dedicated to Athena Aphaia.
Marathon is a nice sandy beach on the southern side of the main town. This place has an organized and an unorganized part to more privacy, as well as many tourist facilities.
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.
In the centre of the island, there 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.
Next to the ancient site of Kolona, in a walking distance from the Town, is the interesting Archaeological Museum with exhibits from excavations around the island.
Only few min ferry ride from Aegina is the lovely island of Agistri. With blue green waters and lush greenery, this is a wonderful place for a day trip from Aegina.