We discover the beautiful island of Aegina on a day cruise with our archaeologist!We discover the wonderful island of the Argosaronic: Aegina in a full day trip. Delve into the island lifestyle accompanied always by a local. Collect all the experiences of the local beauties, colors, tastes and sounds. Admire the deep blue of the Aegean and grab the chance to step on virgin beaches that many Greeks haven’t been there yet! Heal your body and your soul, relax like an islander and join us to show you around! Take a swimsuit and your good mood. Don’t miss it!
- Live like a local with a local
- Visit the prehistoric site of Kolona
- See ruins & hike Byzantine town of Paleοchora
- Swim, admire views, and try local cuisine
- Wander alleys & learn history of Aegina
- Taste delicious local pistachios.
Experience the magic of Aegina Island, located in the Argosaronic Gulf just a stone’s throw from Athens. Our expert historian guide will accompany you on the ferry ride from Piraeus port to Aegina, where you’ll be immersed in the Mediterranean lifestyle and learn all about the island’s fascinating history.
Kick off the tour with a visit to the sanctuary of Apollo Delfinios at the Kolona archaeological site. Discover more than ten historical buildings, including the 6th century BC temple of Apollo, and learn the myths surrounding the god. Don’t miss the excavation findings on display at the nearby Kolona archaeological museum, the first museum in Greece.
Next up is a trip to the medieval city of Paleochora and Saint Nektarios Monastery. Marvel at the exceptional wall paintings in the area’s 28 surviving churches and snap breathtaking photos from the top of the mountain. The impressive Agios Nektarios Monastery, one of the largest in the Balkans, is a must-see.
Take a break from sightseeing and soak up the sun on one of the island’s stunning beaches. Spend two hours on the sandy shore, and indulge in fresh seafood from the Aegean Sea at one of the traditional taverns in the area.
The tour ends with a one-hour walking tour of the cosmopolitan alleys of Aegina town. Explore the impressive neoclassical mansions built for the Governor and other public buildings from modern Greece.
Before we leave, don’t miss the chance to taste the famous Aegina pistachios, a local product used in various traditional sweets and other delicious treats. Aegina Island is the perfect destination for anyone seeking to experience the lifestyle and history of a Greek island, just a short trip from Athens.
- Trip attendant archaeologist-historian (English/Greek)
- Walking Tour on the Island
- Transportation to, from, and at the Island
- Pistachio Tasting
- Basic travel insurance
- Entrance Fee of 4 euros to the archaeological site and the museum of Kolona (every Tuesday closed)
- Personal expenses & organized activities on the island of Aegina (optional)
- Smart-Eco-Pickup at Port 8 on Piraeus Port at 08:20a.m
At 8:20 AM, on the Piraeus port Gate 8 which is 10 minute’s walk from Piraeus metro station or/and Dimotiko Theatro metro station. There are two metro lines to get you to Piraeus port, (green and blue) you can choose the closest to where you stay. Please keep in mind that the ferry departs on 9.
AVERAGE EXCURSION DURATION
- 11 hours
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