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AEGINAGREECE.COM, introduces you to the magic of Aegina island. An online guide with a broad range of information about this Saronic island. Learn why Aegina is the perfect holiday destination and a fantastic place to live! Discover Aegina island, the Greek island that is still Greek and not spoiled by mass tourism. Enjoy!
 


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Aegina, your next holiday destination   Only 40 minutes from Piraeus
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If you are looking for perfect Greece island holidays, close to Athens, you should try going to Aegina. More than its various beaches and stunning sunsets, its rich history is exceptional as well.

The best thing about spending your holidays here is that the place itself allows you to do so many things and perform a number of activities. Swimming, enjoying the beaches, sightseeing, discovering the island, sailing, walking, cycling, wining & dining are just a few of the attractions that make your holidays on Aegina worthwhile.
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spacer Piraeus is the closest port to Aegina island. Aegina island is located at only a 40 minute Flying Dolphin distance from Piraeus, the main port of Athens. The regular ferry takes around 75 minutes.

The airport of Athens is the closest airport to Piraeus. The trip from the airport will take between 60 and 90 minutes, So within 3 hours after collecting your bags at the airport, you could be on Aegina. Click for a detailed description on how to get to Aegina on below link

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Beachlife on Aegina   Luxury holiday rental
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Klima Beach
 
 
Villa Tzikides
 
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Aegina has a big variety of beaches, you can find them all around the island. There are sandy beaches with and without beach bars, sunbeds and umbrellas, beaches with shallow water and beach sites where you can jump in deep waters. Beaches with sunbeds operate from around 1/2 May until 1/2 September

Don't miss Moni, the little inhabited island which is located opposite Perdika and that can be reached by boat.
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spacer Are you looking for a luxury holiday villa with pool, amazing views and total privacy, on a unique location? This villa with panoramic seaview has it all.
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There is private holiday accommodation available for every budget!
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Agios Nektarios   The sights of Aegina island
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Agios Nektarios of Aegina  
Aphaia temple
 
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One of the most visited sites on Aegina is the church of Agios Nektarios. Agios Nektarios of Aegina (1846-1920), is one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints. He was officially recognized as a saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1961. Each month, thousands of people visit the tomb of Agios Nektarios, to pray to him, or ask for his blessings, which always seem to be answered. His memory is celebrated by the Church on his nameday the 9th November.
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Aegina is a place of rich history. You will find signs of that everywhere: in the archeological sites, in the temple of Aphaia, in the archaeological, historical and folkore museum, when you wander through the medieval village of Paleochora, visit the historic monasteries or look at the imposing mansions and the building of the Kapodistrian (the first governor of Greece) period. Most of the sights on Aegina are easy accessible by motor bike or rental car.
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Enjoy the waters around Aegina island   Agistri island just 10 minutes away
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Discover the waters around Aegina island by boat. Visit Moni, the unhabited island with its crystal clear water & animals. Snorkle in deep water and swim into caves. Head towards the neighbouring island Agistri, visit the village of Skala and have your last swim and late lunch at Aponissos. Enjoy the good life!
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Agistri is only 10 minutes away from Aegina island! Until the 1920s, Agistri was virtually uninhabited, and today it has a permanent population of just over a thousand. The island is covered with pine trees, has many nice beaches, turquoise blue water perfect for snorkelling, and it has many lovely places to eat & drink. For those who prefer a break from sunbathing, Agistri offers beautiful walks along cooler pine-forested trails. It is also possible to hire bicycles and mopeds or take the bus and explore the island. It is small paradise, ideal for a day trip or a combination holiday with Aegina.
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Nature & walking and hiking on Aegina   Yachting, sailing & boat trips
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Sailing - yachting on Aegina island
 
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For those who like walking, Aegina is the perfect destination. Walk up to the Eliones with its huge very old olive trees, explore the old mountain trails or climb Mount Oros to see the sunrise. Aegina has a rich flora and you will be amazed by the high amount of plants & flowers you can find. When you discover Aegina on foot you will experience the richness of its flora and the extremely beautiful scenery.

From mid September to the end of May the weather is great for walking. Some old walking paths have been marked. The routes are described on a collection of 6 leaflets with different walking routes, that you can buy at the local bookstores in Aegina for € 5. The leaflets are in Greek.
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Aegina is a popular stop for charterers, sailing the comfortable and sheltered Saronic Gulf. The villages of Perdika and Aegina town have nice ports that will accommodate you for the night. Along the quay, you find nice tavernas and cafeterias, that are open until late at night.

Aegina has a few private charter businesses, all run by professionals, bare boat or skippered. Aegina has even got a RYA recognised sailing school - The Aegean Sailing School! Those who like to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Saronic Gulf, may like to join the One Day Cruise or take an around island tour with a RIB.
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Aegina Fistiki Fest   Aegina Music Festival

 
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Aegina is the island of the pistachio nuts. They are called in Greek: "Fistikia". The harvest of the pistachios is celebrated every year in September with "The Aegina Fistiki Festival". During these 4 days of celebration, you can buy all kinds of products that are made of pistachios on a market at the Port of Aegina town. The Aegina Fistiki Fest is a A festival with lots of food, music, dance, theatre & art.

Visit the website of the festival to learn about the pistachio, and see lots of pictures & videos.
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spacer Every August, the Avra beach in Aegina town is the stage of the Aegina Music Festival. In 2015, the festival will have its 10th edition.

During the Aegina International Music Festival both emerging and established Greek and international musicians get together and explore some of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written for small music ensembles.

Visit the Festival's website



Ferry & Flying Dolphin timetables
Aegina Events Calendar
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Find accommodation on Aegina

Hotel Mistral Souvala
 
Click here to find an overview of all hotels on Aegina.
On the below links you will find an overview of all accommodation in that village.
     
Aegina town
Agia marina
Marathonas
Mesagros
Tzikides
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Perdika
Aeginitissa
Vagia
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Hotel Rastoni Aegina
 
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Biking on Aegina

 
During the past years,the bicycle has gained popularity. You can rent a bicycle per hour, day or week.

There are a number of paved roads and off-road routes for all levels of cyclists to choose from. The best months for the more heavy bicycle trips are from mid September until the end of May.

A couple of times per year, bicyle events are organised on Aegina.

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Horse riding with Stelios

Horse riding with Stelios
 
Horse riding around the beautiful island of Aegina Greece around the area of Plakakia? Stellios has a team of horses that can be seen down on the port of Aegina. All visitors to the island will first come upon the horses and carriages stationed down at the port. Stellios loves all his horses and has horses for each type of rider.....from the novice to the experienced rider. Summer and Winter weather permitting! Horse and carriages also available for weddings.
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The Artists of Aegina
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Irini Vourloumi
 
 
Aegina has a rich cultural life. All year through there are various cultural events organised and there are many artists living and working on the island.

During previous Fistiki Festivals, the art works of about 100 artists was exhibited on the Artist's Route in shops, restaurants & museums. On the website of the Aegina Fistiki Festival you can see an overview of the various artists that had joined this route. This year in September there will be group exhibition in the Laografiko museum instead of an Artist's Route.

Artists of the Artist's Route


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