Temple of Aphaia

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From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

1. From Athens: Full-Day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra

Climb aboard the new "Cosmos" cruise vessel on a day trip from Athens to Aegina, Poros, and Hydra. Explore the 5 spacious lounges, state-of-the-art audiovisual systems, and 5 bars of the 70x10 meter boat. Take an optional bus tour of the Temple of Aphaia and Monastery of Agios Nektarios in Aegina. Set sail for Hydra and discover an island untouched by time. Explore its cobblestone alleys and unique architecture, and see the donkeys that still provide public transportation. Take an optional walking tour of the town to see historic landmarks and traditional houses. Next, cruise to the leafy island of Poros, full of green pine forests and scented lemon groves. Experience the romance and calm of the island at tranquil beaches. Then, go to Aegina, known for its pistachio groves and beautiful beaches. Take an optional bus trip to the majestic Temple of Aphaia and the Byzantine Monastery of Agios Nektarios. Experience Greek hospitality at its finest along the way, and enjoy live entertainment and dancing. A modern kitchen, a VIP area for 120 people, and a VIP cabin add to the sense of luxury.

From Athens: Ferry to Aegina & Temples Private Day Trip

2. From Athens: Ferry to Aegina & Temples Private Day Trip

-Early in the morning, we will catch the ferry in Piraeus port for Aegina island. After 1 hour we reached our destination. First stop will be the ancient settlement of Colones, where you will admire the Temple of Apollo and so many foundings inside the archaeological museum. After that next stop will the Temple of Afaea. The view is breathtaking since you can see the whole Athens and Attica mountains from up there. Only a few kilometeres away, you will visit the church of Saint Nektarios and the little house he used to live in, near the monastery. Its swimming time in Clima beach and enjoy the blue waters!! Afterwards you visit Aegina town,which is called the ''peanut island'' because of a particular kind of peanut produced only on this island and famous worldwide. You will have the chance to try for free and buy as much as you want. After lunch in the town of Aegina, you will have 30 minutes free time to explore the centre and do some shopping. Then, we will catch the Ferry back to Athens

From Athens: Full-Day Boat Trip to Aegina Island with Lunch

3. From Athens: Full-Day Boat Trip to Aegina Island with Lunch

Make the most of a day in Athens with this full-day excursion on board a modern sailing yacht. You will leave Athens from the Marina Flisvos port at 10:00 AM and sail south towards the coasts of Aegina. During the first 2-hours of sailing, you can soak in the sun, have a drink and get ready for some swimming at one of the carefully-selected swimming spots. Your captain is very experienced in finding the best spots for swimming, where you will also be served lunch. You will stop for 2-hours and taste some amazingly fresh local delicacies with a glass of wine or a soft drink. After your 2-hour stop, you will take the boat into one of the accessible harbors of Aegina. The selected ports of call can be either Agia Marina in North-East Aegina or Souvala at North Aegina, depending on the weather conditions. On arrival, you will have 2 hours of free time to explore the island on your own. During this time you can choose to visit the breathtaking temple of Aphaia, or just sit in a café after a stroll to enjoy the views. The boat will leave the port at 5:00 PM to return to Athens by 7:00 PM at the latest.

From Athens: Private Day Trip to Aegina Island

4. From Athens: Private Day Trip to Aegina Island

Once you arrive, you will immediately notice the neoclassical buildings in earthy colors, the traditional houses with small courtyards filled with trees and flowers, and the narrow streets where you can explore the traditional shops and taverns. Wander through the paved alleys between mansions, churches with blue domes, and popular art shops. You can choose to stroll among the local boats which have been transformed into floating grocery stores. Do not forget to buy some of the famous peanuts from Aegina's unique peanut variety. You can also make a worthwhile visit to one of the traditional ouzo taverns, where you can taste fresh seafood with ouzo or tsipouro. Admire the Temple of Aphasia and the beautiful coastline of Perdika before being driven back to Athens.

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What people are saying about Temple of Aphaia

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 274 reviews

Unfortunately it was quite a rainy miserable day and as such the boat was so crowded it was rather uncomfortable with nowhere to relax. The 3 islands visited were great but would suggest visiting 2 islands would be better. Not enough time for 3 islands by the time you get everyone off and on. Pick up from hotels was efficient but the standout was the entertainment on the way back to Athens, I thoroughly enjoyed the music and the greek dancers and having the opportunity to join in.

We loved this cruise! Very organized and great service onboard. I would recommend doing one of the bus tours on the third island, we did the cultural and historic tour. The bus meets you and drops you off right at the port. It is a little cold in the morning and evening (beginning of April), so definitely bring a jacket and wear comfortable shoes.

Wife's Birthday! I spent memorable! Regarding the sold tours, the one in hydra is basically wasting money to go see the hospital and pharmacy in the village, don't buy it and do your little itinerary on foot! culture is already recommended.

The trip was very nice. The ship was spacious and clean. The islands were very beautiful, although it would be great to have more free time on each island.

Good tour, the islands are worth it, the boat very comfortable.