Aegina Island & Temple of Athina Aphaia: A Unique Getaway to Sapphire Water

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Piraeus

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If you are in Athens, traveling to Aegina (Aigina) is one the easiest and best island getaways but also a real Greek experience. A perfect PRIVATE day trip to the pristine beaches of an authentic destination without the "hordes of tourists" but with small scale beauty and simplicity. Looking for authentic experience? The island feel, the food, the history, ... it is all there! Start with a hotel pick up, then a great boat ride enjoying the views from the ferry's decks. Explore this pine green island with your private driver/guide and with full flexibility that a private tour offers. A beautiful, relaxing island in the Saronic Gulf facing Athens with small fishing villages, & "swimming pool like" water. Visit the island's famous monastery, explore Perdika fishing village and the Temple of Athena Aphaia with the amazing views. Let your guide recommend the best location for an authentic lunch right next to the water.Enjoy an undistracted sunset while cruising back to Athens.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Aegina Waterfront, Aegina Town, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaAegina is a lovely island in close distance to Athens. This is why it gets very popular as a weekend destination for the Athenians. The most popular tourist places is Agia Marina, Souvala and Marathon with relaxing beaches, while very nice is also the seaside village of Perdika. The most important sight in Aegina Greece is the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, constructed in the 6th century BC.Duration: 8 hoursStop At: Temple of Aphaia, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaThe Temple of Aphaia is one of the major attractions that one can see on the island of Aegina. Built on a hill, at 160 meters, it is surrounded by pine trees and it stands out for its unique energy. Since prehistoric times (1300 B.C.) it has been a unique place of worship! Duration: 1 hourStop At: PerdikaOn the Southern edge of the island lies the small fishing village of Perdika. This is perhaps one of the most picturesque spots on the island and still has the characterictics of the Aegean style of square houses and narrow streets. Many tavernas to eat fish. From here you can take a small boat to the island of Moni.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Agios Nektarios Monastery, Aegina, Saronic Gulf Islands, AtticaOne of the most visited sites on Aegina is the church of Agios Nektarios. Agios Nektarios was known as a great miracle worker, particularly as a healer of every sort of disease, he was also a prolific writer, theologist, philosopher, moralist, educator, poet, ascetic and mystic. Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Private tour for 1-3 (5 door vehicle) or 4-7 related people (large minivan)
  • Non smoking private driver & brand new vehicles 2017
  • Pick up and drop off from/to your hotel near Athens center - other locations available at a possible extra cost
  • All transfer in the island with a private vehicle and your driver/guide
  • In car bottled water and booklet with details of the trip
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of one carry-on bag
  • Optional trip to Moni isle. Needs to be pre-arranged with the tour organizer after your booking is confirmed
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Aegina Waterfront

What’s not included

  • Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens center (subject to an additional cost but not necessarily)
  • Return boat/ferry tickets to Aegina island (8.50 EUR/person each way)
  • Lunch
  • Excess luggage not allowed unless pre-agreed with the tour operator
  • Entrance fees: Temple Athena Aphaia (at 6 EUR/person)
  • Shopping/souvenir stops unless required by the traveler/s
  • Professional guide to the temple of Aphaia
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Aphaia