Active and culture experiences in Aegina & Saronic Islands. Discover the history, culture and amazing natural scenery through our guided hiking and walking tours.
Which island can boast to be the only place in Greece where one can witness at least 5,500 years of uninterrupted history?
Welcome to Aegina!
Aegina, the first capital of Greece after its independence in 1828, is packed with history and culture. Its Archaeological museum hosts extraordinary exhibits, with its oldest piece dating back to 3,500 years BC. The unique temple of Aphaia, dedicated to the goddess Aphaia and built atop a pine covered hill, overlooking the Aegean Sea, middle-age settlements lost in time, centennial olive groves and modern art museums make Aegina a unique place filled with treasures waiting to be discovered.
At only 16.5 nautical miles (about 27 km) from the port of Piraeus, a 40-minute ride on the hydrofoil or just over an hour on the regular boat, it is a popular and beloved destination for Athenians and visitors from all over the world throughout the year. Aegina has been a sanctuary for some of the biggest Greek writers and artists, who were captivated by the island’s unique clarity of light, as well as a sacred land for pilgrims from around the world visiting the famous and imposing monastery of St. Nektarios.
Experience Aegina’s stunning sunsets, savor one of the world’s best pistachio right off the tree, swim under ancient ruins, hike on beautiful trails! History and nature are at a continuous play, making Aegina an ideal destination for culture and history lovers, families and nature enthusiasts!