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Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island87 Reviews
Discover the wonderful Greek island of Aegina on a full day-trip accompanied by a local guide. Admire the deep blue of the Aegean and delve into the island lifestyle.
- Swim in iconic locations and admire breathtaking views of Aegina Island
- Sit back as you navigate away from Athens, then visit the site of Kolona
- Wander around ancient alleys and learn about local history
- See imposing ruins and hike toward the Byzantine town of Paleοchora
- Taste delicious local pistachios and immerse yourself in local cuisine
DescriptionExperience 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.
IncludesFerry boat tickets Tour guide Pistachio tasting Basic travel insurance (during transport)
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