Aegina, Greece

Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 17 miles (30 km) from Athens. The island, along with offshore islets, comprises the Municipality of Aegina in Piraeus Prefecture, a part of the Attica region. The capital is the town of Aegina , situated at the northwestern end of the island.

Aegina has long harbour walkways, idyllic fish restaurants, cafes and splendid scenery, not least towards Athens and Attica's most southern tip: Sounion. From the harbour side you can just see the few remaining columns of a temple of Apollo on the Hill of Kolona. A bus ride away, at one of the island's highest points, is the sanctuary of Athena Aphaea containing one of the best preserved temples in ancient Greece.

Things to See & Do

* Waterfront area
* Sanctuary of Athena Aphaea
* Village of Livadi
* Beaches
* Monastery of Agios Nectarios

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Greek
Land Area - 83 km²
Population - 10,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code - 0030

Port Location - The main port is located in Aegina town, within walking distance of the town centre.

Transport Links - Ferries and hydrofoils are available from Athens to Aegina Town.