Aegina Island Greece

Glamorous Aegina, Daughter of Gods 2-day island package

Aegina: Aegina, Daughter of God Asopos. Here the myth meets history, and leisure!

Aegina, Daughter of God Asopos. Here the myth meets history, and both with culture, glamor, and leisure. In 1828 it became the first capital of Greece and John Kapodistrias was the first governor. Aegina is the first in the Argosaronic Gulf island, just 16 nautical miles from, and 45 minutes from Piraeus port. Perfect to combine with Athens, Aegina is the perfect place to relax.

Duration: 2 days / 1 nights
Destinations: Aegina
Region: Aegean Islands: Saronic Golf
Accommodation: 1 night in Aegina
Tour Language: English
Age Range: 1 to 99 year olds
Available: All year round
Departures: Daily

Highlights of Glamorous Aegina, Daughter of Gods 2-day island package

  • Starting from 2 days to the most famous island close to Athens
  • Visit the famous golden sandy beaches of the island
  • Experience the temple of Aphea
  • The church of Agios Nectarios
  • Enjoy the nightlife of the island

Aegina: Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Athens, this island offers a blissful escape. Aegina stands within easy reach of Athens, a mere 40-minute ferry ride from Piraeus. Its allure lies in its captivating blend of ancient history, quaint ambiance, picturesque bays, and the island’s signature delicacy: delectable pistachios. Both Athenian locals and travelers hold Aegina in high regard as a beloved holiday destination.

Nestled near Athens, Aegina embodies the essence of Greece’s islands, offering a diverse experience within an hour’s ferry ride from Piraeus. While this picturesque island often serves as a starting point for island hopping, it captivates visitors with its timeless charm. Aegina’s idyllic climate, from balmy summers to gentle winters, invites exploration all year round. The island showcases a blend of history and tradition, from ancient ruins to charming tavernas. Its picturesque port town exudes a 19th-century ambiance, while pristine beaches, hidden churches, and lush hillsides provide a tranquil escape. The air is infused with the tantalizing aroma of freshly roasted pistachios, adding to the island’s alluring atmosphere.

Aegina, Sightseeing

The tower of Markellos, The Cathedral of Aegina, The Government House, The Orphanage, The Historic Museum


Souvala, Marathonas, Vagia, Aeginitissa, Agia ( Santa) Marina, Perdika, Portes, Moni

The Monasteries of Aegina

Saint Nektarios, Santa Aikaterini, Virgin Mary Xrisoleontissa, Saints Theodoroi, The Church of Faneromeni, The Monasteries of Palaioxora

Archaeological Sights

The archaeological site of Kolona, The Temple of Aphaia, The Temple of Apollo, The Temple of Ellanios Zeus

Aegina Town Neighborhood

Athens to Aegina: An enchanting, unforgettable adventure.

Pick up after breakfast from your Athens hotel and direct transfer to the port of Piraeus in an air-conditioned environment. Embarkation on a boat. Cruise through the various islands along the way and experience the Saronic visual. Arrival on Aegina and direct transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the Day at Leisure… explore the island.

Don’t miss these attractions during your trip:

  • In Aegina town: Archaeological Museum of Kolona
  • Markellos Tower (now the Kapodistrias Spiritual Center)
  • Kapodistrias Orphanage (the first public building in the Kapodistrias era)
  • Eunardeio (an 1829 Doric temple)
  • Aegina Cathedral (the first cathedral of modern Greece, which housed the Kapodistrias government and the first Greek parliament)
Aegina Beach

Aegina: Discover the hidden gems and untold stories of the island

Aegina stands out as an attractive tourist spot due to its proximity to Athens, located just over 16 nautical miles from Piraeus. Notably, from 1827 to 1829, the town of Aegina served as the temporary capital of Greece. During this period, Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias commissioned the construction of remarkable neoclassical mansions for government headquarters, which remain a captivating sight for visitors.

Indulge in the island’s sun-drenched beaches:

  • Perdika: A tranquil pebbled beach nestled in the quaint village.
  • Souvala: Known for its healing thermal waters believed to alleviate rheumatism.
  • Agia Marina: A lively tourist spot with a wide range of hotels, rentals, beach bars, and restaurants.
  • Marathonas: Two neighboring sandy beaches located 4 km from town.-
  • Vagia: A picturesque sandy beach with amenities; secluded coves await those willing to venture a bit further.
Aegina Temple

Discover hidden wonders and unravel the secrets concealed in this unexplored realm

Legends claim that the island’s name originated from a beautiful maiden named Aegina. She was the daughter of Asopos, the mighty river deity. The ruler of all gods, Zeus, was captivated by her charm and whisked her away to the island, bestowing its name as a tribute to her.

Despite its small size, the island of Aegina boasts a wealth of attractions and natural beauty. Its centerpiece is the renowned Aphea Temple, which forms a “holy triangle” with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. The island’s capital, Aegina Town, showcases well-preserved architecture. Surrounding it are picturesque villages with traditional charm, including Agia Marina, Perdika, Souvala, Kypseli, Agii, and Vagia. Aegina is also surrounded by numerous islets, such as Moni, Metopi, Diaportia, Lagouses, Kyra, Dorousa, Spalathonisi, and Anonyma, which can be reached via boat from the port of Aegina.

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Day at leisure… experience the deep blue crystal clear waters of the island by choosing one of the above beaches, or one of the below attractions.

Discover the captivating attractions of the island:

  • Temple of Aphea Athena: Near Agia Marina, uncover the ruins of the ancient Doric Temple of Aphea Athena, dating back to 500 BC. It stands as the most significant landmark on the island.
  • Sanctuary of Apollo Delfinios, Kolona: Explore the area near the harbor, known as Kolona for the lone Doric column that remains. This column is a remnant of a temple dedicated to Apollo Delfinios, built in the 6th Century BC.
  • Palaiochora, Agia Marina: Palaiochora was the main settlement of Aegina during the Byzantine era.
  • Saint Nektarios Monastery: Situated near Palaiochora on the way to Souvala, this impressive monastery dedicated to Saint Nektarios is one of the largest in the Balkans.

Upon the completion of your tour, your designated driver will collect you from your hotel late in the afternoon and transport you to the port, where you will board a vessel for your departure. Once you disembark at Piraeus Port, a representative driver from our organization will be present to assist you with your return transfer to your accommodation in Athens.

Extend your unforgettable Aegina adventure by adding more nights to your vacation. Just let us know when you book, and we’ll make sure your stay matches your dreams. Take your time to explore these beautiful islands, leaving you with an abundance of memories to cherish forever.

Three (3) of our helicopters are based in Athens International Airport ready for you, whenever you decide you want a reliable and fast way to get to the destination you desire. Choose the location and we will fly you there, wait for you, and fly you back to Athens.

Tour Type

  • Vacation / Holiday package


  • Sightseeing sailing (for packages including islands)
  • All ferry tickets are calculated on economy class, without cabin.
  • Hotels, pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Round trip shared transfers (Port – Hotel – Port) on each Island are included.
  • An English speaking tour driver, with good knowledge of Greek history and culture (for private tours)
  • Road tolls, All taxes, and handling charges

Excluded from the tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and Beverage

Booking and Payment Terms:

  • A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the program price (minimum €150.00) is due immediately upon booking to secure your reservation.
  • The remaining balance must be paid in full 90 days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Policy

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Important Considerations:

  • Tour quotes exclude airfare to/from the trip start point unless explicitly stated on the itinerary.
  • Any cost increases due to currency exchange rates, government fees, taxes, surcharges, or hotel/lodge tariff hikes between the quote date and start date will be the client’s responsibility.
  • Hotel availability cannot be guaranteed until the booking is confirmed. While we make every effort to secure accommodations as per the itinerary, during peak seasons or for bookings made within 90 days of the tour date, substitutions may be necessary.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions outlined in our “Terms & Conditions” section. We recommend carefully reviewing these terms and conditions to ensure a seamless and well-informed travel experience.
  • Please note that living standards and practices at the destination may differ from those in your home country regarding utilities, services, and accommodation provisions.

Additional info

  • Dress: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms
  • Departure Time: Departure as per our program
  • Return details: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation
  • The order of visiting the islands can be changed according to the traffic and weather conditions.
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.

Special Notes

  • The boat schedules provided in our Greek island packages are flexible and can be adjusted to accommodate clients’ preferences. The times mentioned serve primarily as a reference for the most convenient boat schedule.
  • Accommodation on the islands is subject to availability and may vary based on the booking period and occupancy levels.
  • For added convenience, any portion of the trip involving ferry transportation can be substituted with air travel, subject to availability and at an additional cost.
  • To ensure conciseness, our package descriptions include only the offered services and occasionally a few suggestions. For comprehensive information about each suggested destination, please refer to our detailed destination guides.
  • We aim to provide a seamless and personalized experience, tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Our knowledgeable travel consultants are available to assist you with any specific inquiries or customization requests.
  • By offering flexibility, transparency, and personalized service, we strive to create unforgettable island adventures that exceed your expectations.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

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