Explore the island of Aegina on our city tour!
We take you to the island’s archaeological gems, historical buildings and religious sites as you get a sense of local daily life.
Aegina is full of history, culture and folklore. You will visit numerous religious sites like St Nicholas, the whitewashed chapel of the port, the churches Myrtidiotissa and Panagitsa as well as the city Cathedral. Among the significant historic sites are the house of Constantine Kanaris, a hero of the Greek War of Independence. The fortified tower-house of Markellos and the Ancient city port. Our tour finishes at the traditional fish market and the Folklore museum.
Our hosts and guides will make you feel like a local and wont forget to recommend the best places to enjoy a swim. Highlight of the tour is also tasting the world-renowned pistachio of Aegina.
Highlights of Aegina City Tour:
- Discover the historical capital of Aegina.
- Visit some of the island’s archaeological gems, historical buildings and religious sites.
- Taste the world-famous Aegina pistachio.
- Be part of local daily life.
- Swim below ancient ruins (optional).
Period of Operation: Throughout the year
Distance: 2.8 km/1.73 Miles
Grade: Easy. Well defined city streets
Terrain: Paved road, sidewalks, pedestrian stone-paved paths. Wheel-chair accessible
Self Guided Pack :
- Greeting by an English-speaking host, on-call for any emergencies
- Booklet containing detailed itinerary
- Tasting the world-famous Aegina pistachio
- Ouzo and “meze” in the local fish market
- GPX file
- Arrival / Departure to from/Aegina
- Tickets to the Folklore and Archeological Museums
- Anything not mentioned above
Once you arrive at the Aegina port, your Trekking Hellas host will be waiting for you to greet you and give you your self guided pack, so you can go off to explore the city of Aegina.
The city tour starts from the modern port entrance. After visiting St Nicholas, the whitewashed chapel of the port, we head inland. First we see the house of Constantine Kanaris, one of the heroes of the Greek War of Independence. We continue past Myrtidiotissa and St Nicholaos churches, towards the fortified tower-house of Markellos. We then head towards the buildings of Kapodistrias’ administration: The Governor’s house, the old library, the city Cathedral, the old theater, and the old orphanage. We then head towards the sea front and city center, passing by Panagitsa church, the old town hall, the traditional fish market and the Folklore museum. The tour concludes at the ruins of the Ancient port and city, for an optional visit at the Temple of Apollo and the Archaeological Museum.