Aegina was one of the powerhouses of the Ancient Greek world. These days it offers a tranquil and inspiring holiday option within easy reach of Athens. The ferry trip takes between 40 and 80 minutes, making the island a popular choice among Athenians for weekend breaks. Holiday apartments on the island of Aegina offer a great base to explore this unspoiled destination.
Aegina is renowned for its historical locations, ranging from the ancient temple ruins of Aphaia to the church of Aegina's own saint, Nektarios. There are numerous distinctive monasteries and the preserved medieval village of Paleochora. The island can be explored by rental car, although bicycle hire is an increasingly popular way of getting around. On the Aegina Island accommodation is never far from an evocative historic site.
The turquoise waters around Aegina are ideal for a leisurely cruise or a spot of snorkelling and cave exploration. The nearby islands of Moni and Agistri, with their quiet, pine-shaded beaches, are perfect for idyllic afternoon picnics and swimming.
Dining in Aegina offers an authentic Greek experience. Locals start the day with a coffee in a waterfront café. Informal restaurants and tavernas close to the holiday apartments on the island of Aegina offer fresh fish and grilled meat dishes or a selection of small plates or mezedes.
Aegina Island accommodation provides a convenient accommodation option in this ancient hub of the Argo-Saronic islands, with easy boat connections to the other islands, such as Kalymnos Island and Island Amorgos and also to the mainland.