Agia Marina, Greece
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Leaving Piraeus for Aegina
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Aegina - Views above Aghia Marina
Travel Tips for Aegina Island
Aegina lies almost in the center of the Saronic islands and is the closest island to Athens with the exception of Salamina, just a few miles away.
There are many reasons that made Aegina a popular holiday destination. The beautiful Aegina town, beautiful beaches, traditional architecture, picturesque villages like Agia Marina and Perdika and of course the sanctuary of Aphaia and the famous church of Agios Nektarios next to Paleohora.
St. Nektarios Litany.Feast Day
Every year on 9τη of November , people of Aegina g\ather and pay tribute to their saint , St Nektarios.
Saint Nectarios of Aegina (1846-1920), Greek: Άγιος Νεκτάριος Αιγίνης, Metropolitan of Pentapolis and Wonderworker of Aegina, was officially recognized as a Saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1961. His Feast Day is celebrated every year on 9 November.
At this day all the people of the island , tend to do a all night at the church for St Nektarios , And at noon the school boys and girls along with the officials follow the image and remains of the Saint , for a walk in the island.
People from their houses through flowers and they take out their carpets for the Saint to walk.
It is a very special and colourfull event but remember it is not a happy occasion .
Kolonna or column is part of this ancient site, to the left of the harbour.
I'm not entirely sure of it's origins etc, but will endeavour to find out!
I've found out that it's open Tues to Sun from 08.30 -1500 and costs 3 euros for adults to enter.
Afraid that I didn't get to visit- as the rain didn't stop until the site had closed, but it was easily visible on arriving/departing Aegina.
April in Aegina - A Cycling Day
"Two quiet days and a few cycling hours"
Aegina was not in our plans when we left Romania, but as Athens was quiet around Easter time, we decided to take a one day trip (which later transformed in two) to this picturesque little island.
Cycling was the highlight of our stay - from the main harbor to a little port.
"Coquette small vilas"
We didn't search for a hotel, we stopped at a small vila owned by a Romanian family somewhere close to the port. I loved the flowers at the wiondows and balconies!
Just take a boat & drink your coffee in an island
Aigina is a small island in the middle of the Saronic gulf and just a breath from Athens and Peireas port.)45 min by dolphins, and 1,5 hour by ferry. Very popular to Athenians for the weekends as it offers many things to see, or just for enjoying a coffee near the sea.
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