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Aegina Island

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Aegina Island.

Aegina Island features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Athens City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Excellent side trip from the city
  • Nice beaches

Time required: 360 minutes

Public transport:

  • Aegina Island Ferry

Address:

Things you need to know:

  • Aegina Island is an island about 28 km (17 mi) from Athens in the Aegean Sea. The island's largest town is also call Aegina
  • The island is best known for its tasty pistachios and the Doric Temple of Aphaia
  • The well preserved Aphaia Temple was built in the 5th century BC when Aegina's power was comparable to that of Athens
  • The town has a lovely 19th century port

What to do there:

  • Take a regular ferry (Hellenic Seaways, Nova Ferries) from Pireaus port. They run very frequently
  • The ferry will take you to the main town on the island
  • From there take the first boat to the island of Angistri (20 min by boat). It is a small paradise. Swim, relax and take a lunch
  • Take a boat back to Aegina and discover the port area
  • Take the local bus (or rent a quad) to the Temple of Aphaia (direction Agia Marina)
  • Head to one of the beaches of Agia Marina (take the bus or a long walk)
  • From there take the ferry back to Pireaus
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Tips & Insights:

  • Do not miss the delicious pistachio ice cream
  • On your way back to Pireus try the flying dolphin hydrofoil (weather permitting)
  • If you are interested in more islands you can do the islands Aegina, Hydra and Poros in one day
  • See this site for more detailed information

 

Fun Activities in Athens

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Aegina Island features in these preplanned City Guides: