Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island

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Athens: Guided Day Trip to Aegina Island

From $115.36 per person

Discover the two wonderful Greek islands of the Argosaronic: Aegina and Agkistri on a full day-trip in the summer months. Experience Aegina Island in the winter season and pick up some new skills during a cooking class.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Live like a local with a local
  • Enjoy a walking tour in Aegina, the island of the artists
  • Visit Kolona, the temple of Apollo, and the museum
  • Taste the famous pistachio nuts on Aegina and other traditional Greek cuisine
  • Experience a cooking class with local products and Greek wines (in winter season)
Full description
You will depart together with your friendly archaeologist guide from the “Smart-Eco-Pickup” at Piraeus Metro Station. From here you can admire the Port of Piraeus; the chief sea-port of Athens since antiquity. It is the largest port in Greece, and one of the largest ports worldwide, and your archaeologist will tell you all the secret stories behind it. From here you will board a ferry, from where you will feel the sea breeze with a nice cup of coffee whilst taking amazing pictures of the seagulls and surrounding scenery. After 1 hour and 15 minutes, you will reach the traditional island of Aegina, the "island of artists". Here you will have about 3 hours to walk around through the picturesque alleys, the charming local shops, and restaurants, as well as the traditional fish market. Aegina is well known for the traditional pistachio nuts, and you will have the chance to taste these delicious products directly from the local producer. They are used in various sweets such as baklava, kataifi, sweet cakes, ice cream, butter, chocolates, and liqueur. The horse carriages in the picturesque squares of the island bring back retro memories of years gone by, and whilst there you can take the chance for a romantic ride around the “chora” (the capital of a Greek island). Just 10 minutes from Aegina by taxi boat or "flying dolphin" (upon availability), lies the romantic and totally relaxing island of the Saronic Gulf: Agistri. Full of pine trees and surrounded by crystal clear water, Agkistri is a verdant paradise. You will have about 4 hours to explore Agistri, where you will discover sandy beaches; ideal for moments of total relaxation. Whilst here, your archaeologist-guide will also share with you all the stories of the island, as well as some of the significant happenings from previous years. You can taste fresh homemade delicacies in a cozy tavern against the harbor, from a “balcony” above the sea. The hospitality at its highest level becomes one with the traditional appetizers, as you experience the welcome of the friendly islanders. After being enchanted by the island life and the majestic landscapes, you will complete this unique experience with a relaxing return by flying dolphin. You will head back to Athens, where you will return to your point of origin.
Includes
  • English-speaking archaeologist guide
  • Cooking class experience in Aegina (in winter season)
  • Walking tour on the Aegina island with your guide
  • Pistachio tasting
  • Basic travel insurance (during transport)
  • Ferry boat tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Organized activities on each island (optional)
  • Entrance fee to the archaeological site and museum of Kolona (4€, closed every Tuesday)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Pick up and drop off is at Piraeus Metro Station, very close to the port (5min. walking distance) at 08:10a.m in order to avoid the city traffic jam. You will receive directions by e-mail with the location of Piraeus metro station. Our trip attendant-archaeologist will be waiting with a marking of Ammon Express IN the metro station once you validate your ticket BEFORE the exit

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    Know before you go

    • In the summer season bear in mind to bring a bottle of water, sunglasses, and a hat
    • Please wear comfortable shoes to walk around in
    • Don’t forget your swimwear, a towel, and sunscreen
    •  In the winter season, the tour to Aegina includes a cooking class
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 56 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
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    The whole experience was amazing! The tour was very well organized and followed in a timely manner. All the COVID protocols were followed at all times. Our tour guide Gary is an archeologist and she was willing and able to explain and answer all them questions for the group. Overall, it was a very relaxing day trip to Aegina were we visited the Temple of Apollo and museum, walked through the port and shops and had plenty of time to relax and eat at the beach! Highly recommended!

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    July 18, 2021

    Gari was wonderful, very pleasant woman. She was very attentive and gave loads of information about the islands. She made her myself and my family feel very welcome. Anyone who is looking for a trip to the islands with history information she is the go to person. I recommend having her 100%

    October 22, 2019

    We had a great day with our guide Maria. she hadn't done many guided tours before, but she was a champ and handled it all very well. Agina was very interesting with its history and the city and Agistri was a beautiful little island. we spend most of the time there at the beach swimming and the went for a short walk to have a look at the place. if swimming isn't your thing, I would probably recommend renting a bike. During the entire trip Maria answered all our questions, or found an answer for us, and was ready with recommendations both for the trip and for places to see in Athens. 10/10 would go again!

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    September 30, 2019

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