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Find useful information on how to get to Aegina by Ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Aegina, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Aegina ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals.
All year round there are ferries running from the port of Athens (Piraeus).
Getting to Aegina is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Cars are allowed on most ferries for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
There is a choice of Conventional and High-speed catamaran ferries.
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Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections. The biggest shipping companies (carriers) announce the new ferry schedules by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
Public transportation services on Aegina
Aegina island is connected daily from Athens/Piraeus harbour. The ferries also connect Aegina with Angistri and Poros.
Ports in Aegina
- Aegina port in Town (west side of the island)
- Agia Marina port in the south of the island
Public Bus Service on Aegina
There are 3 bus lines that connect the Town with the beaches and villages.
- Route 1 (trip duration 25 minutes): Aegina town – Kipseli – Vathi – Souvala – Agii – Vagia. Ticket price: 1,80 €
- Route 2 (trip duration 30 minutes): Aegina town – Agios Nektarios – Aphaia Temple – Agia Marina. Ticket price: 2,00 €
- Route 2 (trip duration 40 minutes): Aegina town – Monastery Agios Nektarios – Alones – Agia Marina. Ticket price: 1,80 €
- Route 3 (trip duration 20 minutes): Aegina town – Faros – Marathonas – Aeginitissa – Perdika. Ticket price: 1,80 €
Main station: Aegina main port
Tel.: +30 2297022787 & +30 2297022412
Taxis on Aegina
There are plenty of taxis on Aegina and a radio-taxi service is also available. The main taxi rank is in the main port of Aegina (Ethnegersias Square).
Radio-Taxi Tel.: +30 2297022010
Taxi stations around the island
- Mesagros village: +30 2297071313
- Agia Marina: +30 6944950815
- Souvala: +30 6944343606
- Kypseli: +30 6932328873
- Aegina Town: +30 2297022635
Tip: Most of the hotels on Aegina have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All the above information for the ferry to Aegina was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedule, prices and availability
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Book in advance your ticket
If your final destination is Aegina do not neglect to book your ferry tickets early enough to avoid last-minute surprises! We are sure that you do not want to ruin your vacation or change your route because you will not find an itinerary available. How could you feel to be at the departure port and not be able to board the ferry to Aegina because it is fully booked?
On this page, we will mention some reasons that make it necessary to book in advance your Ticket to Aegina!
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According to the Mythology, the island was named after one of God Asopo's daughters, a nymph called Aegina. The island has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, while the colonization of the island continued with the Achaeans of the Peloponnese during the Copper age. Aegina reached its peak of prosperity after the 6th century B.C., when the inhabitants developed great commercial and maritime activities, established colonies and were the first to coin their money. In 456 B.C. Aegina was occupied by the Athenians and then by the Spartans, Thebeans, Macedonians and Romans.
Continuous pirate raids resulted in the establishment of Palaiochora on a steep hill, a town that was destroyed in 1537 by Pirate Barbarossa. It was then that the inhabitants of the island returned to the port. In 1826, the Administrative Commission of Greek Government had taken shelter in the castle of Bourtzi in Nafplio, under the pressure of military servicemen. In November 1826, the members of the Commission moved to Aegina. In August 1826, the Governor-Lieutenancy Commission arrived in Aegina as well, while six months later Ioannis Kapodistrias took the Governor's oath on the island.
When touring in the town of Aegina, you will encounter many buildings associated with that period. The island of Aegina is located 17 n.m. away from Piraeus and extends over 101 km2. The total length of its coastline is 37.5 km and it has 14,000 inhabitants.
Aegina, an island with centuries of history, has played an important role in various phases of Greek history, as it was the first capital of the newly created Greek State (1828). Aegina is the largest island of Argosaronikos bay and an important pole of attraction for Greek and foreign visitors because of its proximity to the port of Piraeus. Aegina is a particularly picturesque island, with clean seas, renowned monasteries, remarkable archaeological sites, an enchanting capital and beautiful villages. The island is also renowned for its pistachio trees (cultivated since 1860, the Aegina pistachio has earned well-deserved recognition as one of the finest in the world), its ceramic items and laces.
What to see in Aegina
WHAT TO SEE IN AEGINA
The Town of Aegina
The white chapel of Aghios Nikolaos at the port and the neoclassical buildings of the coastal avenue painted in vivid colors are the first things you will notice when you get out of the ferry. The neoclassical buildings that stand high in the port area took their current form in the middle of the 19th century, when the sponge fishing flourished on the island. At that time, the buildings were painted and decorated with balconies, brackets and impressive railing patterns. The main commercial road which is parallel to the coastal avenue is called "Afaias Street”. The town of Aegina is one of the most picturesque locations in Greece and the favorite of several artists (Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis lived here for a long period).
In the archeological site of Kolona, next to the port of Aghia Marina. It was named after the ancient pillar of the archaic temple of Apollo, which still stands on top of the settlement. The visitor can still see the ruins of the large settlement established during the Copper period approximately in 2,500 B.C. and abandoned in 1,600 B.C.
Kypseli is a mainland village on the road to Souvala. Some remarkable archaeological findings have been discovered in this region. The church of Evangelismos (Annunciation) with its interesting mural paintings is worth visiting. Every year in September the ancient worship custom of Leidinos is revived. During this revival there is a representation of the funeral and resurrection of Leidinos by an effigy of a dead man. Kypseli is located 3 km NE of the town of Aegina.
Mesagros is a village with a tradition in the art of ceramics and offering a great view of the hill full of pine trees where the temple of Athena Afea is. It is worth to see the house of Alexandros Rodakis (1880), which has a very interesting folk architecture. It is located 9 km E of the city of Aegina.
Palaiochora (Aghios Nektarios)
Built amphitheatrically on a hill, Palaiochora is a deserted medieval city which used to be the capital of the island in the 13th century. It was destroyed in 1537 by pirate Barbarosa and in 1654 was occupied by Venetians. Palaiochora was abandoned at the end of 18th century, at the same time when people started to build today’s capital city. It is located 6 km E of the city of Aegina.
The monastery of Aghios Nektarios, the most important shrine of the island. Its founder died in 1920 and after 41 years he was named a saint. His tomb is in the monastery and his remains are kept in the church, in a room full of believers' offerings.
Palaiochora, which is named "Mistras of Aegina". It is said that once there were 365 churches here. Nowadays there are 33 Byzantine churches and the ascetic room of Aghios Dionisios. On top of the hill you can see the ruins of the Venetian castle.
The stavropigiaki monastery of Panagia Chrisoleontissa, in the center of the island, which was established in 1403 and was valuable during the period of Turkish occupation.
The Kontos village built in a fruitful plain with very popular taverns.
The great feast of the island, in the monastery of Chrisoleontissa, in the middle of August.
The memorial of Aghios Nektarios death on the 9th of November, where many visitors come to the monastery.
Famous for its spas, Souvala is the second port of the island and a summer resort. You can swim either in the sea or in the Therma spa. It is a chlorine and sodium spa, good for arthritis and skin or gynecological problems. On the eastern part of the island you will find the coastal settlements of Aghioi and Vagia with their sandy beaches. It is located 10 km NE of the city of Aegina.
Once was the most touristic destination of the island and was full of visitors. It took its name from the small chapel of Aghia Marina, located at the end of the village. It is located 13 km E of the center of Aegina.
The temple of Afea that you will see on the way to Aghia Marina. It is one of the best reserved temples of Dorian order in the island and one of the most beautiful ancient temples. According to archaeologists, the temple acquired its current form approximately in 500-490 B.C. The sculptures of the pediments are exposed in the Munich Sculpture Gallery (Glyptothek) after having been ransacked in 1811 by an Englishman named Cockerell and a German named von Hallerstein. 24 out of initially 34 columns survive. In the same area, you will find the Archaeological Museum, with exhibits from the temple of Afaia. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe the restored pediment as well as a copy of the statue of goddess Athena.
It is from the most quiet and scenic coastal settlements of the island, with many fish taverns and restaurants. Perdika is situated in the most southern end of Aegina and constitutes famous hangout of ships coming from Saronikos. The mountain village Sfentouri, built amphitheatrically on a beautiful area, is in the east side. It is located 9 km S of the city of Aegina.
A beautiful settlement, built amphitheatrically, with stone houses. Almost 500 m after the village you can find the buildings of the Hellenic Center of Care. Nearby is the mount Ellanio, the peak of which is the highest point of the island. The ruins of the temple of Ellanios Zeus are on the mount peak. The villages Tzikides, Lazarides and Anitsaion are in a close distance. It is located 6 km SE of the city of Aegina.
- Municipality: 22970-22.220
- Police station: 22970-23.333
- Tourist Police: 22970-27.777
- Pharmacies: 22970-22.404, 25.317
- Intercity Bus Service: 22970-22.412
- Health Center: 22970-22.222
- Local Port Authority: 22970-22.328
- Hellenic Wildlife Hospital 22970-28.367
- Taxi: 22970-22.635
- Police station: 22970-71.201 (Messagros)
- Local medical center: 22970-32.175 (Aghia Marina), 71.390 (Messagros)
- Archaeological Museum: 22970-22.637
- Folklore Museum: 22970 – 26.401
- Chris Capralos’s Museum: 22970 – 22.053