Holidays in Aegina

Holidays in Aegina

The island of Aegina ( Aigina ) is located in the Argo Saronic Gulf, and is the largest of this beautiful grouping of islands.

Aegina GreeceAegina is close to Athens, and there are frequent ferry and flying dolphin connections to the port of Pireaus on a daily basis.

Aegina is an extremely popular island with Athenians, and the close proximaty of the island make it an ideal destination for summer holidays, weekend breaks or even day trips.

The island has some lovely beaches, such as that of Agia Marina, where you can enjoy the refreshing waters of the Saronic Gulf. There are several popular coastal towns and resorts that you can head to.

Aegina also has some very interesting archaeological sites that are worth visiting, as well as some very unique and impressive churches and monasteries.

The island of Aegina is ideal for those seeking to experience a Greek Island holiday but who may be short on time. It is an island that many find themselves returning to, year after year.

How do I travel to Aegina ?

The only way of reaching the Argosaronic island of Aegina is by sea. There are frequent ferry services to Aegina from the port of Piraeus in Athens, and the journey time is about an hour. There is no airport in Aegina – the closest is the Athens International Airport. Visitors can fly to Athens and from there, travel down to the port of Piraeus and take the ferry across to Aegina. Find more information about ferries to Aegina by clicking the link.

Where can I stay in Aegina ?

There are lots of beautiful resorts and towns scattered all over the island of Aegina, and you can find a great selection of accommodation here. You can choose from hotels, apartments, guesthouses, studios and rooms to let. Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for and whatever your budget is, you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for. One of the most popular destinations in Aegina for holidays in Agia Marina, and here you can find lots of hotels and accommodation. Other popular locations on the island include Aegina town, Perdika and Souvala. Find more information about hotels in Aegina by clicking the link.

5 Day weather forecast for Aegina

 

Map of Aegina

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegina - Wikipedia page for the island of Aegina
http://www.aegina.gr/online/ - Official website for Aegina island
http://www.aroundaegina.com – Travel guide to the island of Aegina
http://www.visitgreece.gr - Aegina page by the Greek Tourism Organisation
http://www.αιγινα.com/ - Greek language website for Aegina

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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