Aegina Agia Marina

General information

Agia Marina Village: Located 14 km east of the main port, the coastal village of Agia Marina with its homonymous church, is a settlement attracting many visitors, as it is the region where the renowned Doric sanctuary of Aphaia Athina dominates in dignity.

Paleohora, a ruined town that used to be the capital of the island, has 28 churches bearing testimony to the magnificent Greek architecture and are very popular to tourists.The active nightlife of Agia Marina is in sharp contrast to the quiet and peaceful look of the village during daytime.

The crystal clear waters, the sandy beach with a pine forest, and the lively nightlife attract huge numbers of tourists, both from Greece and the rest of the world. In Agia Marina there are many restaurants and taverns, cafes and bars, where you can enjoy tasty meals, drinks and a dance or two. There are also bars and places that play Greek music so you can experience a truly traditional Greek night out.In addition to the beautiful and popular beach, there are also some very interesting sites in Agia Marina that should be visited.

One such site is the Doric Temple of Athena Aphaia, built with local limestone. It has been preserved in a very good condition throughout the years. The temple was built on a hill 4 km north of the village. Impressively enough, the Athens Acropolis, and the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion were built in a way so that they create an isosceles triangle with the temple of Aphaia.

In the ancient years these three temples had visual contact, so they could signal and inform the people, in case of an enemy attack or a natural disaster.The picturesque chapel of Agia Marina, from which the village took its name, is also worth visiting.

For the water sports lovers, paradise can be found at the sandy beach of Agia Marina, which is ideal for wind surfing amongst other activities. On the beach you will find small stalls, renting all the necessary equipment for water sports. For those who prefer peace, tranquility and less people around, you can find small bays and beaches where you can enjoy the sea without being disturbed.

If you are in Aegina on the 17th of July, don't miss the traditional religious festival of Agia Marina that takes place with music, dance and drink.For accommodation, there is a selection of hotels and rooms operating in Agia Marina, where you can find comfortable and affordable accommodation for your stay here. The town of Agia Marina is by far the most popular tourist area of Aegina and is a must-see for all visitors.

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Liberty II

2 stars

Liberty 2 is a charming, newly renovated hotel situated just a few meters from the beach of Agia Marina. The hotel offers a lovely flowered garden, and a cafe-bar serving snacks and drinks where guests can relax. The rooms of the hotel are tastefully decorated and include air conditioning, TV, ...

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Marini Luxury apartments & Suites is a recently built lodging complex, just four kilometers from the center of Aegina, in a field of 1,4 hectares, with a magnificent view to the port and the surrounding islands. Spacious, elegant and luxurious apartments and suites of a modern design, fine ...


123 Soleil

2 keys

The residence 123 Soleil Studios is located in the heart of Agia Marina, only 50 meters away from the central market and 100 meters from the beach. The studios are located in typical Saronic style house and they are able of accommodating 2-4 persons. All the rooms have balcony sea view. The 6 ...


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2 Reviews
  • Jennifer Havord 22 Jul 2022
    Absolutely breathtaking
    This absolutely breath taking, amazing building, reduced me to tears with it's sheer beauty and architectural statement. The precision and majesty of the columns, the whole design is truly incredible. What an amazing and fascinating building. I am humbled.
  • iert003 08 Nov 2008
    Trek to the Temple of Aphaia
    Agia Marina, along with Souvala, is one of the tourist resorts on Aegina. It has a beautiful beach with cozy taverns, cafeterias and hotels nearby. Apart from its beach, Agia Marina is also famous for the Temple of Athena Aphaia, a bit away from the village. This temple is partly ruined today but beautiful, especially in the sunset, when there is a romantic atmosphere. You can trek there from Agia Marina. A big traditional festival is held in the village on July 17th. Unfortunately, we missed it for a few days, as we didn't know it and went three days later.