A typical Greek island
This tour is about discovering one of the prettiest Greek islands and take a taste of the easy going life outside the big cities! The island is in the Saronic bay, so we will drive to the port of Piraeus from where We will take the boat in order to reach the island . It will take us about an hour.
Arriving In Aegina we will stroll along it's lovely pier and then go for a visit to the ancient temple of Athena Afea , one of the best preserved temples in Greece. We will drive trough the island and see the pistachio plantations , the Byzantine town of Paleohora perched on a rock , once capital of the island , and the typical red painted houses as well as one of the biggest cathedrals in Greece.
At the end of our tour we will seat for a typical Greek lunch in one of the best fish tavernas along the waterfront and have some octapus and fresh fish of the day!
Then we will take the boat and return to Athens!
Leave from Athens Greece, take a speed boat and go to the Saronic island of Aegina. Walk around the capital and then drive 20 min. to visit one of the best preserved ancient temples of Greece , dedicated to Athena Aphaea. , the old monastery dedicated to the patron St of the island, St Nektarios, as well as the medieval capital of the island Paleohora with the tiny old chapels! Have lunch in the lovely town , once the capital of Greece and then take the boat back to Athens.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 7 hours
In Winter time or if the weather is really bad the ships stop.
Taxi or private car to the port and then Hydrofoil or Boat
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - Entrance fees, Boat tickets and taxi
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We had an amazing tour of Aegina with Christina. We visited the Temple of Athina and the church of St. Nectarios amongst other things . Christina was very knowledgeable and helped us with the Ferry tickets and cab on the island . She has a great knowledge about the history of Greece and very passionate about it . I will strongly recommend her .