Aegina Island Travel Guide

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Aegina Island Things to Do

  • Visiting the town of Aegina

    The town of Aegina is the biggest community and the capital of the island, located on the west coast. It is connected daily, throughout the year, to the Port of Piraeus by ferry and flying dolphins. This is the ideal holiday base, all year round, for those who want to discover the whole island. A town full of life, ready to offer unique...

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  • Aegina's Villages

    AGIA MARINAAgia Marina is one of the most cosmopolitan organized tourist resorts in Aegina. Located on the east side of the island, it is half an hour away from the town of Aegina, by car.Agia Marina is known for its wide sandy beach, the longest of the island (length: 500 meters), which is surrounded by a huge pine forest. This is the first beach...

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  • Aegina's Beaches

    BEACHES IN THE TOWN OF AEGINAIn the town of Aegina, there are two beaches for those who want to swim as soon as possible. The Avra beach is the closest beach to the Port, at the left side of it and in front of the Archaeological Site of Kolona. It’s an organized beach, suitable for kids as the water is shallow, whereas there is a playground...

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  • Churches and Monasteries in Aegina

    SAINT NEKTARIOSThe monastery of Saint Nektarios is located on the road to Agia Marina. The bishop of Pentapolis, Nektarios, built the monastery between 1904 and 1910 and he dedicated it to the Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit existing as one God). The holy man lived there and died in 1920. Later, in 1961, he was canonized. Saint...

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  • Aegina's Museums

    THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF AEGINAThe Archaeological Museum of Aegina is the first “National Museum” of Greece, which was founded in 1829 by Ioannis Kapodistrias. Today, it is housed in the Archaeological Site of Kolona.The exhibition contains vessels, pottery, ceramics, statuettes, inscriptions, coins, weapons and copper vessels, coming from the...

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  • The heritage of Kapodistrias in Aegina

    THE TOWER OF MARKELLOSThe Tower of Markellos is located close to Saint Nikolaos and it’s distinguishable thanks to its red colour. It’s a Venetian building (around the end of the 17th century) used as fortification and protection of the Port. Markellos, who renovated the building, was a dignitary of Aegina, a member of the Parliament and a fighter...

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Aegina Island Hotels

  • Hotel Rastoni

    We spent 3 amazing nights at Rastoni and our stay was so exceptional that exceeded our expectations....

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  • Hotel Danae

    STAFF: Friendly staff and helpful. LOCATION: Great! Restaurants are within a short and pleasant...

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  • Aeginitiko Archontiko

    It is the only worth staying hotel in the town of Aigina. The building was built in the 1700 and it...

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Aegina Island Restaurants

  • The flavors of Aegina

    The visitors of Aegina can taste the original greek cuisine combined with the famous Pistachio.There is a large variety of choices like fish restaurants which overlook the sea, ouzeries in the narrow streets, mezedopolia serving delectable small plates and tavernas, not only in the town of Aegina, but also in the coastal villages.The main...

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  • Amazing Kebab, Gyros and homemade...

    The corner restaurant “Klimataria” is actually two restaurants in one. It is one of those places you want to come back again and again especially on hot summer nights. It looks like a little paradise oasis out here. The small corner garden is surrounded by colourful flowers and branches of the vine that extend out in the street create a cozy...

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  • Home-made Greek cuisine-Unbeatable...

    Aliki and Nikolas are the owners of one of the restaurants which we consider exceptional. It is opposite the road as we exit the port upon arrival, by the Heroes Square) about 250 metres from the rest. Aliki was for years in the United States, but she came permanently and lives in Aegina for years now. Her cuisine is delicious with cooking secrets...

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Aegina Island Nightlife

  • Aegina by night

    The nightlife of Aegina won’t let anyone down! It’s full of surprises and opportunities to enjoy yourselves until the first light!In the town of Aegina, you’ll find hip bars on the coastal road which overlook the Port and the nearby island of Agkistri, retro bars in the narrow streets, beach bars offering creative cocktails with the famous...

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  • All day bar!!!

    The bar is a new entry in the nightlife of the town. even so it is the most inn place to visit. The chocolate (hot or cold) is marvelous and the food is more then ok. The place is at the port and the port is at your foot.Literally.Your view is the people that go up and down the port at night during summer. Thodoris the DJ- co - owner plays...

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  • Traditional Greek Folk Show

    After your excursion to Aegina is over you come back to your cruise-liner… The highlight of your cruise still waits for you in the evening! “Traditional Greek Folk Show” with singers and dancers in original costumes form all of Greece and the ever amusing show-man Jeannot will entertain and animate you up to the final moment as the ship docks in...

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Aegina Island Transportation

  • How to get to Aegina

    There are connections from the Port of Piraeus to Aegina Town (main Port of the island), Agia Marina and Souvala (smaller Port of the island).The Port of Piraeus is divided in gates. The ferries and the flying dolphins to the Saronic islands Aegina, Agistri, Methana, Poros, Hydra and Spetses leave from Gate E8, which is located at the east side of...

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  • Ferries to Aegina

    We sailed to Aegina by the Hellenic Seaways Ferries.A single ride for an adult is at €09.50.Single ticket for the car is at €27.50.The Company claims that there are certain hours where there is a discount so check this if you wish to get advantage of the discount. We bought our tickets from Piraeus a little before getting on board the ferry.The...

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  • Ferry boat to Aegina Nova Ferries

    The Ferry boat - or flying dolphin to Aegina leaves every 30 hour aprrox. from the port of Peiraius . So the best way to do that is simply go there and take the next one. But remember it is up to 6-7 pm , so be there before that time. If youwant to reserve a ticket do taht from any travel agenvy in athens or online with one company (www.hsw.gr)...

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Aegina Island Shopping

  • What to buy from Aegina

    Wandering through the narrow streets of Aegina and you’ll find whatever you want…The locals are very friendly, always smiling and willing to help!There are many picturesque shops with modern clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelries satisfying all styles. Every corner and every village of this charming island has many little shops with local...

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  • Pistachio The real deal

    A lot of people have pistachios on their houses and they make real and good . But if you have to be a 100 % dure of what you buy , the solution is the "ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΟΣ ΣΥΝΕΤΑΙΡΙΣΜΟΣ...

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  • Jewellery

    This shop had some really unusual hand made jewellery by greek craftsmen from around Greek islandsThe jewellery was all very good quality and beautifully displayed I fel in love with some handmade gold earings but as price was very high there were a little out of my league.About 6 months later on Christmas morning, my boyfriend gave me a little...

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Aegina Island Local Customs

  • 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),[1] Greek: Άγιος Νεκτάριος Αιγίνης, Metropolitan of Pentapolis and Wonderworker of Aegina,...

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  • Shrines on the road

    When your driving around Greek Islands you will come across little shrines along side the road. From what I've heard these shrines are put there by family members of the dear departed one who lost their lives in this spot due to some kind of accident. If anyone has any further explanation I would love to hear from you.As you can see there are fresh...

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  • Grilled octopus

    Since Aigina is an island, it's only natural that seafood would make up a substantial part of the local diet. When walking around the main town looking for a place to eat it is very common to see fresh octopus hanging out to dry in the Sun. It is served simply by grilling it and putting it on a plate - nothing fancy at all. I have to admit I never...

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Aegina Island Warnings and Dangers

  • Weather in Winter

    I was informed by some of the locals, that the torrential downpour was unexpected, Snow had been forcast!Although I wasn't expecting a heatwave in March, I'd not packed wet weather gear!I'll know next time, to come prepared for all weathers.Luckily my hotel had heating in the rooms, but as I found out later (when I arrived in Poros) most pensions...

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  • Near Suvala, it looks ok, but...

    From Aegina to Suvala, you see this nice beach, everything is fine but there is an awful beach bar and very loud music that will really drive you crazy. Avoid this spot., except if you are addicted to Greek music!

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  • Beware of the tap water!

    The tap water on Aegina has a really bad aftertaste. We noticed this when drinking the (free) glasses of water that are supplied as a courtesy at most restaurants. Although we didn't get ill, even after drinking a glass of ice tea that was made using the water, the taste alone is enough to keep you from drinking it. Also, we asked the waiters not...

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Aegina Island Tourist Traps

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    Don't fall in this Trap!

    by greekcypriot Updated Oct 2, 2012

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    I have come up with some guides stating that Aegina is the ideal place to stay if you want to explore Athens, but I will discourage you from doing so. This is totally wrong.
    Such plan might be overly cumbersome.

    The ferries and hydrofoils do make frequent trips to Piraeus daily but you would also have to reach Athens from Piraeus and all this would prove to be not only expensive but will add considerable commuting time to your daily itinerary.
    Don’t forget that strikes do occur quite often lately with the economic crisis.

    Visiting Aegina
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Aegina Island What to Pack

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    Aegina in March - Things to Pack

    by suvanki Updated Nov 15, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: If island hopping, just as much as you can carry! A rucksack or holdall. With a daypac/bag to carry camera etc.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Come prepared for all weathers- I was unlucky, and found a thunder storm/ torrential downpour (Apparently the forecast had been for snow!)

    So, a waterproof, fleece top, shoes/walking boots. Plus sun gear ! - sunglasses/ sunscreen / sun vests /shorts etc!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Essential medications. There is a pharmacist, but not sure what stock they hold.

    Photo Equipment: Aegina offers lots of photo ops, so bring everything you need. Can't remember if there's a photography shop in town.

    Miscellaneous: I was glad I'd packed some reading material/music etc (In 1992, it was most likely that I was carrying a walkman, with a bag of cassettes, rather than an Mp3 player!!) as I was driven back to my room by the weather.
    However, the weather in March can be unpredictable, so cover all options.

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Aegina Island Off The Beaten Path

  • SOUVALA -2nd biggest port of Aegina

    Souvala – Crowded in high season!Driving north-eastern exploring the coasts.This entry is from our short trip to Souvala, a very popular destination especially to Greeks during the high season of summer. Being the second biggest port (the first one is Aegina’s) it is straightly connected to the port of Piraeus. Located on the eastern part of the...

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  • The Monastery of Saint Nektarios

    The Monastery of Saint NektariosThe monastery of Saint Nektarios is 6 km from the city of Aegina on the road to Saint Marina. The hill where it is built is named Xantos. It comes from the word “xagnadema” (look out point), inviting you to survey the surrounding landscape. The remains of the Saint are preserved in the first chapel of the Holy...

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  • Visiting Paleochora

    I was amazed seeing all those small chapels scattered opposite the hill of Saint Nektarios Monastery. The second day 26 September -the name day of St. John Theologos, we come to the Monastery of Saint Nektarios and we were planning visiting the ‘village’ as we thought of Paleochora which was in short proximity and on our way to Souvala, the small...

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Aegina Island Favorites

  • 10 plus one reasons for visiting Aegina

    If you don’t know Aegina, you will love this Greek island and you’ll return back in every instance. So, ten plus one reasons for you to begin with!It’s at short distance from the city of Athens. Just 75 minutes by ferry and 45 minutes by flying dolphin.The island is easily accessible all year round and suitable for a day trip, a relaxing getaway...

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  • 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...

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  • Aegina Island

    Aegina lies in the centre of the Argosaronic Gulf at the distance about 28 km from Piraeus. When we were going to Poros by cruise ship Giorgis it was situated to the west of our starboard. I could watch its shores very attentively. We were going back from Hydra Island when Aegina was to the east. So I could watch its opposite shores. Aegina is...

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"AEGINA International Music Festival"
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