Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking
Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a lovely excursion for families with children
Although this trip will be difficult for a person in a wheelchair and there will be some limitations - it will be possible, as long as the person is able to get into and out of a car easily. Instead of walking up to Vrouva farm, we'll drive straight there.
Maximum travelers: 4
Greek (advanced), English (fluent)
just 40 minutes by hydrofoil from Piraeus port in Athens.
We'll take a fifteen minute scenic walk through a pine forest and over a hill to reach Vrouva farm sanctuary
A very old horse, an extremely temperamental young horse, a pony, two donkeys, three sheep, many cats and dogs and some geese have found refuge at Vrouva farm sanctuary. Many of the animals here have sad life stories and most of them were rescued from very bad situations.
Costas has spent many hours building a barn, stables and enclosures for the animals. Alexia has nursed many of them back to health, and other volunteers help with feeding and cleaning on a daily basis.
Come and meet the animals and some of the people who take care of them in this beautiful, tranquil place.
After a visit to Vrouva we can go for a swim during the summer months and for lunch.
A scenic drive from Aegina port along the coast to Vrouva farm. From there we will see some more of the island on our way to a tavern on the beach
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting point will be at the port of Aegina as you disembark from your boat or from your hotel.
End location: I will leave you at our meeting point once our tour is over
Duration: 3 hours
It is probably best to visit Vrouva farm early on in the day during summer months as it is very hot in the afternoon
We will be using a Renault Scenic for transportation.
A scenic walk up to Vrouva farm through a forest and beautiful nature. We'll pass a very old windmill and have a view of the surrounding area, including the Temple of Afaia, from the hill overlooking Vrouva. We'll spend some time with the animals and I'll tell you their stories. Perhaps we'll also meet some of their care takers.
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.
If you would like to, we can go for lunch in Aegina town after our tour
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
I am not a licenced guide