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Destinations > Greece > Aegina


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  Welcome to Aegina Island!

  Monday, July 25, 2016

Aegina- The great sea power of the era

Aegina is the derivation of the mother of the hero Aeacus, who was born on the island and became its king. During ancient times Aegina was a rival of Athens. It is a little island located in the Saronic Gulf, in Greece. Come to see Aegina and learn why it is the perfect holiday destination and a fantastic place to live. Discover the Saronic island which is not spoiled by tourism. Furthermore, Aegina can be reached within 40 minutes from Piraeus.

Sightseeing

This wonderful island offers many monuments and museums to see and visit. The most important to see is the church of Agios Nektarios. This church is one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints. Agios Nektarios was officially recognized as a saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1961. Each year, thousands of people visit the tomb of Agios Nektarios, to pray to him, or ask for his blessings, which always seems to be answered. His memory is celebrated by the Church on his nameday the 9th November.
If you want to have a break and enjoy the weather in Aegina, you have to go on the port and see the beautiful view. Moreover, it has a big variety of beaches, you can find them all around the island. There are sandy beaches with and without beach bars, sunbeds and umbrellas, beaches with shallow water and beach sites where you can jump in deep waters. Beaches with sunbeds operate from around half of May until half of September. Don’t miss Moni, the little inhabited island which is located at the opposite of Perdika and that can be reached by boat.

Time

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +02:00

Climate

The weather is fine. During the day there is no rain. The daily high temperature is near 34 degrees.

Public transportation

The main town of Aegina is interconnected with scheduled bus lines. The bus point of departure is located in the port of Aegina, next to the booking offices.


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