10 Things to Do in Aegina That You Shouldn't Miss

February 22, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Aegina (/iːˈdʒaɪnə/; Greek: Αίγινα, Aígina [ˈeʝina], Ancient Greek: Αἴγῑνα) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27 kilometres (17 miles) from Athens. Tradition derives the name from Aegina 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, the great sea power of the era.
Restaurants in Aegina

1. Temple of Aphaia

Greece +30 2297 032398
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 691 reviews

Temple of Aphaia

Reviewed By Bill T - Tumwater, Washington

A great day trip from Athens, taking a ferry and the good, but infrequent bus service on the island. The temple is classic, beautiful with great views over the Saronic Gulf. There is a small, but very good, museum on site.

2. Agios Nektarios Monastery

Greece +30 2297 053800
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 303 reviews

Agios Nektarios Monastery

Reviewed By Tony W - London, United Kingdom

As with many important sites; visiting out of high season is more satisfying & of course cooler. It occupies a prominent spot & with its historic connections, is most definitely worth a visit

3. Moni Island Beach

Greece
Excellent
60%
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30%
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Moni Island Beach

Reviewed By John P - Northampton, United Kingdom

This is a small island with a canteen for snacks and cold drinks, fresh orange and beers. There are some animals on the island that you can feed by hand although all we saw was a peacock taking shade. The water in the bay is clear blue where you can swim plugs if you walk further you will find small places where you can fish or swim from off the rocks. The vessel that takes you will drop you off from 1030 and you have the option of being picked up at 1330 - 1530 or 1730. The day we went it was very hot but you can find shade on sun beds under the tree or you can sit in the canteen area.

4. Marathonas beach

Aegina Town, Greece
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
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3%
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4 based on 88 reviews

Marathonas beach

Reviewed By Nez D - Huntington, New York

The water was warm and beautiful. My daughter didn't want to get her hair wet so we just hung out in the water and looked out into the ocean to see all the different shades of blue.

5. Archaeological Site of Kolona

Greece +30 2297 022248
Excellent
46%
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33%
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17%
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4 based on 95 reviews

Archaeological Site of Kolona

Reviewed By Andrew R - Nantwich, United Kingdom

Located on the headland the site contains the archaeological museum of aegina which purports to be the oldest in Greece, the temple of Apollo is pretty impressive and would have commanded an excellent view in its day

6. Church Saint Nicholas the Thalassinos

Porto Di Aegina | Molo Di Aegina, Greece
Excellent
59%
Good
41%
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Church Saint Nicholas the Thalassinos

Reviewed By nico84ro - Bucharest, Romania

The church is right on the waterfront and welcomes you as you get off the ferry. With its white look and classica Greek architecture, it catches your eye.
I spent a couple of minutes admiring it and looking at the sailors and fishermen cleaning their nets.

7. Aegina Waterfront

Aegina Town, Greece
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Aegina Waterfront

Reviewed By Colin G - Stirling, United Kingdom

Lovely little Promenade, moving along the front from the harbour where the boat from Athens (Piraeus) past a multitude of cafes and restaurants. There are also numerous pistachio nut sellers to bargain with. In the afternoon, there are lots of small fruit/vegetable stalls that open up. The front is highly photogenic.

8. Agios Nektarios Monastery

Kontos 18100, Greece
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Agios Nektarios Monastery

Reviewed By Viv T - Lichfield, United Kingdom

This is a short drive from our house in Souvala and we'd always recommend a visit. Lots of interesting things on site and it's across the street from the Paleochora which is a group of tiny very ancient churches set on a hillside which you can walk around. A great combination

9. Archaeological Museum of Aegina

16 Spirou Rodi St., 180 10, Greece +30 2297 022248
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
26%
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4 based on 49 reviews

Archaeological Museum of Aegina

Reviewed By DavidJoane - Cairo, Egypt

If you are on the island of Aegina you must visit this site. It is very interesting. Inside the museum proper there are models of the surrounding town and walls from late Neolithic onwards. After this go out and look at the various excavations around the museum. Highly recommended.

10. The Tower of Markellos

Egina Thomaidou 9, 180 10, Greece
Excellent
47%
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4 based on 27 reviews

The Tower of Markellos

Reviewed By stupidgirlAude - aude

We stumbled across this whilst walking around the town and saw it, wondering what it was. We went back to see around and it is fabulous well worth asking and making the effort to see

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