to Aegina is by regular ferries or by flying dolphins.
The distance from Pireaus is 16 miles.
Athens Airport - Taxi or Bus to Piraeus - Fly Dolphin or Ferryboat
you arrive at the airport of Athens ''Elefterios Venizelos''
take a taxi or the bus to Piraeus main harbor, then get on a
Flying Dolphin Hydrofoil (half hour to reach the island of Aegina)
or the Ferryboat (one hours to reach the island of Aegina).
Organized Transfer to Piraeus.
can organize for you a transfer from the Airport to Piraeus
3) Patras - Corinth - Pireus - Ferryboat - Aegina
you arrive in Patras from Europe take the highway to Athens,
when you arrive in Elefsina take the direction to Piraeus when
you will arrive to the Piraeus port take the local Ferry Boat
(one Hour) to the island of Aegina.
The Town of Aegina: In neoclassical
style, with its picturesque harbor, small coffee bars, and the
tiny chapel of St. Nicholas. Inland lies the Government House,
seat of the government of the newly created nation, and residence
of John Kapodistrias (1828-9), the Cathedral where the Governor
was sworn in, and other edifices such as the Einardion and the
Orphanage erected by Kapodistrias.
For nature - lovers, walkers and ecologists,
who would like to become acquainted with the other face of Aegina,
there lie waiting the forests, the traditional mountain villages,
(e.g. Pachiarachi, Anitsaio), and the region of Mt. Oros, one
of boundless beauty, with the ruins of a temple dedicated to
Hellanios Zeus, as well as the old monastery of Virgin Chryssoleontissa,
which nestles in a plateau in the middle of the island
The temple of Aphaea : One of the best
preserved Doric temples, dating from the beginning of the 5th
century B.C., built of local "Poros" stone, and serving
as a model for the construction of the Parthenon and other temples
in Greece, Asia Minor and Southern Italy. Its pediment sculptures
^ire the pride of Munich's Glyptothek.
Palaiahora: A mediaeval city, regarded
as the "island Mystras", and crowding a hill where
for 10 centuries the island's population gathered to escape
piratical raids. There survive principally some 20 churches,
among them the cathedral church and the cell of St. Dionysius
The Monastery of St. Nectarius: He is
the most recent Saint of the Orthodox Church and the impressive
church erected in his honor is one of the largest in the Balkans.
The Colona: The ruins of ten successive
communities of the prehistoric period, built on a hill dominated
by one, single pillar, the remains of a Doric temple of Apollo
(end of the 6th century B.C.). At the foot of the hill lies
the Archaeological Museum, which houses unique finds. .
Where to swim
Aegina Town, beach with the nice climate, situated
in Aegina town, beach Avra, beach Panagitsa and beach Kolona.
In Agia Marina, the finest sandy and organized
beach on the island, where pine forest and sea embrace. Children
will love the not so deep waters, while adults the intense nightlife,which
does not end before the morning.
In Marathonas, beach with its view of
the impressive mountains of Peloponnese.
In Vagia, beach with the nice climate,
situated in the northern part of the island. It is a village
known by the writings of G. Sarri, who lived and created her
In Souvala, beach the nearest port of
Aegina to Piraeus, with its therapeutic springs.
In Portes, beach or wherever else on
the island you may discover your own special cove.
night Aegina offers a halfway house between tourism
and the traditional way of life.
It is possible to find an unchanged waterfront tavern or a lively
bar or a modern Disco.
Aegina is for everyone.