Private Tour of Aegina island with transportation and a Local Tour Guide!

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Tour Number

Activity Level

80083


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Some parts of the Temple of Afaia are not easily accesable by wheelchair and Paliachora has narrow paths

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Greek (advanced), English (fluent)

just 40 minutes by hydrofoil from Piraeus port in Athens.


First we'll visit the beautiful old village of Pachiarachi. Many of its houses are over a century old and most of them were in ruins and have been restored.

Our next stop will be the coastal village of Portes

A drive through lush pine forests along a scenic coastal road will take us to the resort of Aegia Marina.

From there we'll make our way up to the magnificent Temple of Afaia which is one of the best preserved Doric temples in Greece.

Then we'll walk along the paths of the Byzantine village of Palia chora. All that remains standing are 33 quaint churches that dot the hillside.

We'll also visit Chrysoleontissa, a 400 year old monestry nestled up in the hills.

The church of Saint Nectarous is dedicated to one of the two patron saints of the island. No expense has been spared to build this beautiful cathedral to honor him.

Then on to Aegina town with her neoclassical buildings, busy fish market and picturesque port where you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal and stroll

Itinerary

It is a twenty minute drive up to Pachiarachi. The drive from Pachiarachi to Portes needs apporxomately 10 minutes. The drive from Portes to Aegia Marina will take a further 20 minutes. It's a ten minute drive from Afaia to Paliachora and from there to Chrysoleontissa a further ten minutes. Aegina town another ten minutes. So all in all we will be driving for an hour and a half.
The overall length of this tour will depend on how much time you would like to spend at each of our stops. The average time is 4 - 5 hours

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting point will be the port of Aegina or anywhere else on the island that suits you

End location: End location port of Aegina where you will be able to catch a boat back to Pireus or anywhere else on the island that suits you

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

This tour takes approximately 4 and a half hours, but it can vary depending how much time guests choose to spend at each venue.
During the summer months it is often extremely hot - you may wish to do this tour early during the day or later in the afternoon as it starts to cool down. The temple of Afaia is open every day except for Monday from 9:30 until 4:30 and the museum is open daily from 10:30 until 1:30 so it is best to co-ordinate our times accordingly

Transportation

Car used for transportation will be a Fiat punto. For larger groups a minivan or Pullman can be hired

What’s Included

My services as your personal guide to the island of Aegina.
All transportation during the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euros - You will probably spend much less than €50.
To give you an idea of some prices :
Entrance into the temple of Afaia costs €6
A 500 ml bottle of water €0,50
A cappuccino €3
The price of a meal could be anywhere between €2.50 for a kebab to €15 euros for a meal of fish at a restaurant.

What’s Extra

Lunch and any refreshments are not included in the price
Entrance to the temple of Afaia which is 6 euros per person. Children enter for free
If you are part your of a large group, I can hire a bigger vehicle and add it to the cost of the tour. For very large groups, we can hire a pullman

Restrictions

I am not a licenced guide

A Recent Review of this tour

Fantastic day and wonderful experience. Sandra could not have been more accommodating and knowledgeable. She really went the extra mile to ensure a great experience. Prior to going we exchanged a few emails on logistics and she was very responsive. If you have a short time to see one island out of Athens. I can not recommend Sandra and Aegina highly enough. She is the nicest person as well. She really knows her island and you not only see a great deal but never feel rushed. Best day of trip.
Lester Rosen

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