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HOW TO GET
TO AEGINA ISLAND
 
 
How to get to Aegina

Access to Aegina is by regular ferries or by flying dolphins.
The distance from Pireaus is 16 miles.


1) Athens Airport - Taxi or Bus to Piraeus - Fly Dolphin or Ferryboat - Aegina.

When 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).

2) Organized Transfer to Piraeus.

We can organize for you a transfer from the Airport to Piraeus port
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3) Patras - Corinth - Pireus - Ferryboat - Aegina

When 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 of Zacynthus.

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

In 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 works there.
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.

At 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.

 




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Aegina Island Holidays Travel Agency

Sins 1987 operating on the Aegina island. We are the main agent
for the Saronikos Ferries and

for the courier SPEEDEX - DHL

we issue ferry boat tickets for all the Greek islands and between
Italy and Greece, air tickets all over the world, we do reservation for
hotels, apartments, studios, rooms, house and villas all over the Aegina island. We can say to have the best prices in Aegina island for all the accommodation, excursions,
cruises for 3-4 days or 7 days, conferences and incentive for groups and individuals.
With us you can Rent a Car or Coaches
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Ferries Time Table, bookings and information
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