Aegina Island is the most popular weekend destination for Athens residents during
summer and definitely a place with endless beauty and interest, that can’t be explored
in two days. It’s an island where city lifestyle meets nature’s peace. That offers
visitors the privilege to choose between an intense routine and a more gentle one.
Nature is the island’s development main factor. Locals have managed to establish
special activities in both land and sea. Tourism is the main economical clincher,
but not the only one. There are many fishermen and cultivators, that sell their goods
in stalls or by the street, the famous “Aegina peanut” is sold here and the local
products list goes on: olive oil, sweets and many Greek viands can be found here.
Low prices is what makes Aegina a special place to spend your summer vacation. You’ll
have to stay here some days, if you want to explore and see Aegina’s beauties. Choices
also cover everyone’s needs: there are many archaeological, historical and religious
monuments, all types of beaches and plenty of mountain and sea activities through
various courses in nature. Something worth be mentioned is low accommodation prices,
especially if you book your room a long time before, as well as cheap food. This
is probably the main reason, why Aegina pulses most of the year and is known as “poors’
Mykonos”. The holidays in Aegina will be amazing so book your ferry tickets now and
live unique moments on the magnificent island of Aegina.
Port of Aegina
Aegina’s port, located in island’s capital, is where the island’s heart beats during
summer. There is a coastal connection to Piraeus Port through ferry-
Connection With Other Islands
Aegina has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus, Hydra, Spetses,
Poros, Agistri, Methana
You can now book ferry tickets online for Aegina via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan to
travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks
earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-
Aegina offers all types of transportation, but using the local buses is the cheapest way. There are routes to everywhere, the net is well organized and able to cover all the passengers’ needs. Routes aren’t often, even during summer no more than 5 or six a day per course, but ticket prices are very low (1.8 – 2 euros). You can buy your ticket in Ethnegersias Square, by the port, where the bus start is, or inside the bus. Routes and time-
Bicycles and scooters are the second most popular way of transportation. Locals don’t
exaggerate, when they claim that for each of them there is one scooter in the island.
Roads are in good condition and flexibility in riding will help you see more sights
and save time.
Aegina: a paradise full of senses and experiences
Aegina owes its name to a love story, that comes from Greek Mythology. When Zeus
fall in love with Aegina, Asopos’ daughter, he kidnapped her and brought her to Oinoni
Island, which took her name. Every interest or wish can be fulfilled in Aegina, considering
monuments and historical places, nature beauties, or just a time of silence and relax
on the beach. Starting from the most famous, we must refer to Afaia Athena Temple,
Palaiohora, the island’s medieval capital with the 33 chapels and the excellent view,
the Agios Nektarios Monastery, the Aegina’s patron located 6 kilometers outside Aegina
City, Perdika, a fishers-
Walking through the city’s scenic alleys is something worth trying, as you’ll have
the chance to see some beautiful 19th century preservable buildings with their whitewashed
gardens full of flowers.
The island’s beaches are countless, so we’ll mention the most popular. Agia Marina
Beach is 15 kilometers away from Aegina City, a Blue Flag Award Holder and perhaps
the best one, with plenty of facilities. Klima Beach is also very famous, as well
as Marathonas Beach 5 kilometers away from the city. Aiginitissa Beach is the first
choice in young ages, especially on weekends, with a lot of taverns, restaurants,
pubs and night-
As you move across the island, you’ll have the chance to see the big peanuts crops, that have made the island famous all over the world.
If you choose to move by car, have in mind that Aegina City suffers from heavy traffic
during summer time. Most roads are narrow and the sea-
In case you choose to move by scooter, don’t forget to wear a helmet and be careful on every turn you meet on the road.
Happy Holidays at the majestic Aegina!!!
Ferry tickets and offers to Aegina
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