During the boat trip, which takes about an hour and a half, our escort will give us some more information about Greece, Aegina and local inside knowledge which will make the trip more interesting.
Upon arrival we will drive from the port towards the temple of Aphaia. As we make our way up the winding road, we will make two stops before reaching the temple.
Our first stop will be at Paleachora which literally means, "Old Town". It is located on a steep hill adjacent to the church and monastery of Agios Nektarios. Paleachora was the capital of Aegina from the 9th century up to early 19th century AD. The capital was moved to this location in order to avoid pirate raids which were frequent over this period. Now the area of the ruins of houses and churches are accessible and makes for a lovely walk. Our stop at Paleachora will be for about one hour.
Moving on from Paleachora and only a very short drive away we will make our second stop at the quite impressive monastery of Agios Nektarios. Set in a beautiful location it has modern church with a large expanse of grounds surrounding it. Our stop at Agios Nektarios will be for about 30 minutes.
We continue our interesting tour of Aegina up to the temple of Aphaia; one of the best preserved temples of Greece. Located at the top of a hill and surrounded by pine woods the location and views from here are beautiful and spectacular. You can almost imagine being an ancient Greek and standing here looking towards Athens.
After our visit to the Aphaia we will make our way to the small village of Agia Marina to enjoy a nice lunch. We will take our time over lunch. After lunch we will walk around this small village before starting off back to the port of Aegina.
The port is lively with many cafes on the waterfront and a variety of small stores selling rather nice handmade souvenirs. We will have time at leisure here to enjoy this beautiful port city before boarding our boat for our return to Piraeus. From Piraeus we will be transferred back to our hotel.
What is included
Transfer to and from your hotel.
Boat tickets to and from Aegina.
Tour of Aegina.
Professional tour escort.
What is not included
Cost of lunch.
Pick up point / End point
We will arrange for your pickup and drop off from any point/hotel in the Athens area including the Cruise Terminal port and the international airport.
Cruise Ship Passengers
We will arrange to have your driver at the cruise terminal to pick you up from there.