Agia Marina, 18010, Greece
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Travel Tips for Aegina Island
Travel to Aegina
It is better to use a booking engine like http://www.ferriesingreece.com or others if you plan to visit aegina in high season or a week end.
It is sometimes difficult to find tickets on the port and the worst is that they do not sell returning tickets. So once arrived in Aegina, you have to buy your returning tickets with other 100 people also waiting for a ticket. Sundays afternoon are hell.
This beach is not so well-known, that makes it surely more attractive. It is near the traditional village of Perdika, famous for such clean and crystal beaches - and its nice tavernas! You can also go to the small island Moni from there...
Angistri is a small island near Aegina with beautiful sandy beaches and nice tavernas. Angistri is famous for being one of the first places in Greece to experiment with nudist beaches. The beautiful, unspoilt island of Agistri (or Angistri) is just over one hour from the Athens port of Piraeus.
More pictures are in my travelogue.
Monastery of Saint Nektarios
Coming from the capital of the island, the monastery is located opposite the mountain of Paleochora (Old village), where the old capital used to be.
The monastery was built between 1904 and 1910 by a monk, Nektarios, who was one of the latest canonized people of the Greek Orthodox Church. Saint Nektarios, the patron of the island, has been buried in the monastery and is said to have healing powers and to be miraculous. His relics are preserved in the first chapel of the Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) Monastery, next to the church. "Agios Nektarios".
The main church located on front of the monastery is a newly built huge bronze and white church, one of the largest places of Orthodox worship in the Balkans, constructed in honor of Saint Nektarios.
You may watch my high resolution photos of the Monastery of Saint Nektarios on Google Earth according to the following coordinates 37º 44' 48.52" N 23º 29' 1.26" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Aegina Nektarios Church.
Aegina is an island that is just a short distance from Athens and Piraeus. It has a nice main town and the rest of the island has some attractions and ruins.
Aegina has been settled for over 4000 years. In the 7th century BC, it was the first place in Europe to mint its own silver coins, which were widely accepted throughout the Greek world. It was once a rival to Athens in shipping until the Athenians conquered it in 456 BC.
The Turks and Venetians controlled it for a while, and then in 1828-1829, it served as the first capital of modern Greece. It is now Greece's biggest producer of pistachios.
I came to Aegina twice, both times to visit the monastery of Agios Nektarios. I need to come back to see the rest of the island.
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Apollo Hotel Aegina
Address: Agia Marina, 18010, Greece