• Duration: 9 hours
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Description

Private tour to Aegina including private transportation & English Speaking driver during whole the tour:

Once you arrive you will immediately notice the neoclassical buildings in earth colors, the narrow streets, the traditional houses with small courtyards filled with trees and flowers and the narrow alleys where you will explore the traditional shops and taverns, the narrow paved alleys between mansions, Churches with blue domes and popular art shops.

We suggest you to stroll around the local boats which have been transformed into floating grocery stores and don't forget to buy the famous peanuts from Aegina's unique peanut variety.

A worthwhile visit would be at the traditional ouzo taverns, where you can taste fresh seafood with ouzo or tsipouro.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Island of Aegina & the traditional town
  • The Temple of Aphaia
  • The Church of Agios Nektarios
  • The coast line area or Perdika 
  • Island of Moni (optional)

Itinerary

Start the tour.

Our driver will meet you at your hotel to transfer you to Piraeus port so as to get the ferry to reach the beautiful and traditional Island of Aegina.

Temple of Aphaia.

We will visit the Temple of Aphaia (or Afea) which is one of the major attractions that one can see on the island of Aegina. Built on a hill, at 160 meters high, 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, But it was during the Archaic period that the sanctuary flourished and three temples were built in succession at the same spot, with the last one still standing up till now.

The temple of Aegina was built between 500-490 BC on top of the previous temple, which suffered major damages after a fire burst out in 510 BC. The Aegineans therefore decided to tear it down while keeping the gate and the large altar with the purpose of rebuilding a new one that would display the works of the “Aeginean” School of sculpture.

The new temple took its final form in 500 BC and is an excellent sample of the archaic architecture. It should also be mentioned that Ictinus and Callicrates supposedly used this temple format as a model for the design of the Parthenon.

Agios Nektarios Monastery.

We continue to visit the second most popular Church in Aigina, the Monastery of Agios Nektarios. It was founded and inaugurated on June 2, 1908 by Saint Nektarios. It can be considered to follow the Byzantine style and has a beautiful wood-carved iconostasis with Byzantine icons as well as many temples and tributes from a large number of pilgrims.

The church has two tall bell towers and four rows of windows, all covered with red bows.
The Monastery of Saint Nektarios is one of the most important pilgrimages of Orthodoxy nowadays, with many believers visiting it every year and paying tribute to the newest Saint of our faith.

Aegina Town.

Once you arrive you will immediately notice the neoclassical buildings in earth colours, the narrow streets, the traditional houses with small courtyards filled with trees and flowers and the narrow alleys where you will explore the traditional shops and taverns, the narrow paved alleys between mansions, Churches with blue domes and popular art shops.

We suggest you to stroll around the local boats which have been transformed into floating grocery stores and don't forget to buy the famous peanuts from Aegina's unique peanut variety.

A worthwhile visit would be at the traditional ouzo taverns, where you can taste fresh seafood with ouzo or tsipouro.

Perdika.

Finally we will reach at the area of “Perdika”, an old traditional settlement built around its harbor. In the past years its inhabitants were exclusively engaged in fishing.
The main feature of the settlement is the small houses with yards adjusted to each other.

At the area of Perkida we suggest you to enjoy a delicious lunch with fresh fish and traditional Aegean dishes and snacks at the fish taverns, and indulge in the pastry shops in front of the harbour and relax while enjoying the sea breeze.

Alternatively, opposite to Perdika it is located the wonderful small island of “Moni” which is highly recommended for nature, sun & sea lovers. Enjoy its turquoise waters and beautiful nature with animals nurtured on the island. Moni lies at a short distance from Aegina island and there are regular boat connections from Perdika throughout the summer months.

Small boats disembark at the organized sandy beach on a cove on the north coast of the island and within 10 minutes you will reach this paradise location, ideal for children!

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Private transportation/sedan car or Minivan (depend on the number of groups)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Pick up / drop off at your hotel in Athens
  • Ferry tickets from/to Piraeus port / Aegina island
  • Bottled water

What's excluded

  • Licensed Tour Guide (available with extra cost)
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals, personal expenses

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Weather-appropriate clothes.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • The tour is customizable and can be arranged according to your prefence and time you wish to spend.
  • Bring with you comfortable shoes, sun hats and sun screen.
  • You may as well bring your swim suit as you will have the opportunity to swim at the turquoise and crystal clear waters of Aegina.
  • Post Covid 19 Policy on our vehicles Sedan: Maximum of 2 passengers in a sedan car and 4 passengers in a Minivan to secure social distance between tourists. For families with children, no limitations apply. All our tours will be Private tours to secure maximum hygiene. Vehicles will be sanitiazed before every pick-up. Hand sanitizing done before departure and after every major stop during the day. Tourists should wear facemasks. Fresh trash bag will be in every vehicle and waste will be destroyed at the end of every tour.
  • Free of charge / complimentary face masks and hand sanitizers
  • We will pick you up from your hotel or Airb&b in down town Athens. Pick up from Athens airport with additional cost

Categories

  • SAILING OR BOAT TOUR
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • ATV OR QUAD TOUR
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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