Aegina Island Full Day Tour

Duration: 10 hours

This tour of Aegina Island is the perfect mini excursion.  Aegina is an island that Athenians have been loving for years. Its close proximity to the city of Athens since it is geographically the closest island within the Saronikos bay has turned the small island of Aegina into a beloved destination where the most fortunate Athenians have their summer houses. Once the weather gets warm in the Greek capital, the Athenians find their way towards their own Greek oasis.

Aegina Island Full Day Tour / Details

The reference list of what you will see and experience during the Aegina Island Full Day tour includes but is not limited to:

  • embark on the local ferry boat
  • crystal blue Greek waters
  • church of Saint Nektarios
  • the temple of Athena Aphaia
  • stroll through the winding island roads
  • dive into the clear waters of one of Aegina’s best beaches
  • taste local pistacchio products

We can customize this tour to your needs.
If you want to skip or add something, please let us know in advance.

Your chauffeur will meet you at the lobby of your accommodation and together you will start your Aegina Island full day tour. The first part is an introduction to the islander’s life. You will embark on the local ferry boat and enjoy a one hour sail through the crystal blue Greek waters. You will have the chance to snap beautiful pictures, have a cup of coffee with a breathtaking view and prepare yourselves for an authentic Greek island experience.

Once you reach Aegina’s port you will come across the church of Saint Nektarios who is considered to be a modern saint since he committed numerous miracles during his lifetime. At this point you can choose whether you would like to make a short stop at the old monastery and explore the history behind this great figure of the Orthodox Church.

After crossing Aegina’s port you will make your way to the temple of Athena Aphaia which is a classical temple of Doric style dating back to 500 BC. This temple is an architectural jewel of immense historical and cultural value and it is also considered to be the model behind Iktino’s and Kallikrati’s inspiration of the famous Athenian Parthenon.

After your tour at the archeological site you will enjoy a stroll through the winding island roads and delve into the beautiful mix of the Aegean blue with the captivating smell of pines that are the islands most beloved tree. If the weather permits it you cannot miss the chance to take a dive into the clear waters of one of Aegina’s best beaches.

You will be informed beforehand to have a bathing suit available so you can cool down, relax and enjoy a taste of summer vacation just an hour away from Greece’s capital. Your islander’s experience would not be complete without an authentic Greek meal.

Food is a big part of Greek culture since it is part of the hospitality that Greek people are known for. The local restaurant owners emphasize in offering authentic Greek flavors with fresh local products of high quality and in delivering a taste of what it feels like to be welcomed in an island.

After you enjoy your lovely meal and feel full of memories and experiences your chauffeur will escort you back to Athens.

Entrance fees to the Temple of Aphaia or Aphaea in Aegina are 6 Euro pp

Free admission for:

  • Journalists
  • Persons under 18 (with current identification to prove age)
  • University students from Greece and the E.U
  • University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes
  • Technological Educational Institutes
  • Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union
  • Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
  • Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age

Free admission for all on the following dates:

  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 18 April
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)

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  • Summer Period: 1 April – 31 October
  • Winter Period: 1 November – 31 March

Temple of Aphaia

  • Winter Period: Mon-Sun: 09:30-16:30
  • Summer Period: Mon-Sun: 09:30-17:30

All sites and museums are closed or have reduced opening hours, on the following holidays:

  • 1 January: closed
  • 6 January: closed
  • Shrove Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: until 12:00 closed
  • Holy Saturday: 08.30-15.00
  • Easter Sunday : closed
  • Easter Monday: 08.30-15.00
  • 1 May: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.30-15.00
  • 15 August: 08.30-15.00
  • 28 October: 08.30-15.00
  • 25 December: closed
  • 26 December: closed

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There are a few things that are useful for you to know before participating in one of our tours.

  • Comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes are recommended for most locations. Sun glasses, a hat and sun screen are also suggested since the Mediterranean sun is extremely hot during the summer months.
  • Photography is permitted in almost every site throughout the tours and if it is prohibited you will be informed beforehand.
  • Local currency (euros) might be needed in order to pay at the spot small entrance fees and small expenses.
  • In case one of our guests has some special needs, is under certain medication or has a limited walking endurance you can let us know during the organization of your customized tour and we will make sure that small breaks are incorporated into your itinerary.
  • Also it is suggested that you bring with you a small bottle of water or something small to eat in case you need to during the tour.
  • Furthermore if an individual has advanced accessibility needs you can let us know and allow us to customize the tour to fit your needs
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