Those who travel by the ferry to Agia Marina in Aegina, arrive on a relaxing island in the Saronic Gulf, With small fishing villages and lovely beach resorts!
Agia Marina is located 14 km east of the main port, the coastal village of Agia Marina with its homonymous church, is a settlement attracting many visitors, as it is the region where the renowned Doric sanctuary of Aphaia Athina dominates in dignity.
Paleohora, a ruined town that used to be the capital of the island, has 28 churches bearing testimony to the magnificent Greek architecture and are very popular to tourists.The active nightlife of Agia Marina is in sharp contrast to the quiet and peaceful look of the village during daytime.
One such site is the Doric Temple of Athena Aphaia, built with local limestone. It has been preserved in a very good condition throughout the years. The temple was built on a hill 4 km north of the village. Impressively enough, the Athens Acropolis, and the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion were built in a way so that they create an isosceles triangle with the temple of Aphaia.
As the island is small and quiet, things to do in Aegina are limited. There are no organized things to do in Aegina. The island is ideal for total relaxation at the beach or in the countryside. Swimming in the wonderfully secluded beaches of Aegina is a delight. Enjoy a day under the hot sun and in the afternoon have lunch in the seaside taverns. In the evenings, have a drink in a lounge cafe-bar under the stars.
Make your booking to Agia Marina in Aegina in advance and enjoy a wonderful time in the Argosaronic Gulf!
Getting to Agia Marina in Aegina by ferry
There is a ferry to Agia Marina Aegina from Piraeus port, the main port of Athens, very frequently. Actually, there is a ferry to Aegina every day and almost every 1-2 hours. The ferry to Aegina takes 1 hour by normal vessel and 30 minutes by hydrofoil.
There are also ferries to Aegina from: Agistri, Methana, Poros and Hydra.
Agia Marina ferry port
Agia Marina Aegina ferry port in Saronic Islands is served by a number of ferry routes available. With a selection of up to 6 Sailings weekly, the port of Agia Marina Aegina connects the Saronic Islands with Athens.
Transportation in Agia Marina, Aegina
For your transportation inside Aegina, be it by your own vehicle or by rent-a-car, by bus, by taxi, by bicycle or even on a horse carriage.
Rent a car / motorcycle in Aegina
Depending on the number of days you want to stay on the island, this scenario might cost you less than bringing your own vehicle by boat. Car rental agencies are located outside the port of Aegina.
KTEL Aegina (Interurban Buses of Aegina)
Aegina has an organized bus network (KTEL). The good thing is that this type of transportation is quite cheap, plus, you can visit the most important sights of the island. However, the bus itineraries are not frequent. Even in the summer months, where the island gets crowded, there are not more than 5-6 daily routes. You can get informed about the buses timetable at the bus station or by visiting Agia Marina Bus.
Aegina has a good number of taxis to serve the increased traffic of travelers even during summertime. The taxi station is located right at the exit of the harbor, next to the horse carriages. There you can find a notice board with the detailed taxi charges by destination.
You can also book a taxi at the following telephone numbers:
- Aegina Taxis +30 22970 22635, Agia Marina Taxis + 30 22970 32107
Aegina by bicycle
If you are a lover of exercise, independence and nature, then the bicycle is the ideal means of transportation in Aegina. You can bring your own bicycle or rent one on the island. Don’t forget to put your helmet on and drive carefully as the roads around Aegina are the typical of a Greek island (winding roads and no bicycle lanes).
Aegina Horse Carriages
For retro addicts or tradition lovers, the Aegina horse carriage is something not to be missed. You can use it as a means of transportation but only for a very specific route from Aegina’s port to a bit outside of Aegina’s town and back. It is also a fantastic experience for children - don’t forget your camera!
Holidays in Agia Marina, Aegina
Only an hour ferry ride from Athens, Aegina is a nice and relaxing island in the Saronic Gulf.
The town of Agia Marina is by far the most popular tourist area of Aegina and is a must-see for all visitors.
The crystal clear waters, the sandy beach with a pine forest, and the lively nightlife attract huge numbers of tourists, both from Greece and the rest of the world. In Agia Marina there are many restaurants and taverns, cafes and bars, where you can enjoy tasty meals, drinks and a dance or two. There are also bars and places that play Greek music so you can experience a truly traditional Greek night out.In addition to the beautiful and popular beach, there are also some very interesting sites in Agia Marina that should be visited.
Beaches in Agia Marina, Aegina
For the water sports lovers, paradise can be found at the sandy beach of Agia Marina, which is ideal for wind surfing amongst other activities. On the beach you will find small stalls, renting all the necessary equipment for water sports. For those who prefer peace, tranquility and less people around, you can find small bays and beaches where you can enjoy the sea without being disturbed.
Things to do & see in Agia Marina, Aegina
The small size of the island makes it easy to drive around even in one day and discover the main spots, such as Aegina Town, Perdika, Vagia, Marathon, and Agia Marina.
The most famous sites in Aegina include the Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, located in the center of the island, the ghost town of Paleochora that remains uninhabited today and the Archaeological Museum in Aegina Town with exhibits from various excavations around the island.
In the ancient years these three temples had visual contact, so they could signal and inform the people, in case of an enemy attack or a natural disaster. The picturesque Chapel of Agia Marina, from which the village took its name, is also worth visiting.
If you are in Aegina on the 17th of July, don't miss the traditional religious festival of Agia Marina that takes place with music, dance and drink.
Another enjoyable activity in Aegina island is hiking. Many old footpaths cross the island and lead to tiny chapels, small settlements, secluded beaches and hilltops with breathtaking views of the sea. Hiking is best in autumn and spring, when the weather is not so hot.
Hotels in Agia Marina, Aegina
For accommodation, there is a selection of hotels and rooms operating in Agia Marina, where you can find comfortable and affordable accommodation for your stay here.
You will find below our selection with the best hotels on Agia Marina Aegina:
- Senia Studios
- Hotel Blue Fountain
- Paradiso Resort
- Ilida Studios