Holidays in Egina

Egina Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of Greecehotelholiday.com has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Egina: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Egina? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek IslandsThematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Egina travel, tourism info

Egina is the second largest of the Saronic islands, near Angistri and Poros. Being only a short distance from Piraeus, less than an hour's sail, it is a popular destination for Athenians.It is an island with a history that played an important role in the course of Ancient and modern Greece with elected political personalities. Here was the first capital of the free Greek state after the revolution of 1821. Egina is the capital of the island and is located in the west of the island, amphitheatrically built overlooking the sea. It is characterised by its neoclassical stone houses and horse-drawn buggies, reminders of forgotten eras. The island has a developed tourist business and offers all the modern comforts required for a memorable holiday.

Egina useful info

Town Hall of Egina +30 22973 20000
Hospital +30 22973 24489
Medical Center +30 22973 22222
Police Station +30 22973 22100
 

 

Egina Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Egina

Book your ferry tickets for Egina online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.

Ship itinerary information for Egina

Departure is from Piraeus port and arrival at the main port of Aegina and Souvala or Agia Marina.The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Egina online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Also, there is access from the nearby islands, like Angistri and Poros by ferry boat or sea-taxi. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Egina

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Egina, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Egina

Egina doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by boat. We can offer airtickets to Athens airport("Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos") through our online booking system and then there is daily connection to Egina from the port of Piraeus by ferry boat.

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking system for air tickets, as schedules and flights to Egina change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Egina

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit Greecehotelholiday.com and find cheap tickets for Egina. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Egina, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide

Greecehotelholiday.com provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name.

Luxury Hotels in Egina

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Egina (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Egina

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Egina (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Egina

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Egina

When browsing the hotel list for Egina, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Excursions and places of interest in Egina

Excursions and tours in Egina

In the North part of the island, the Temple of Athena Afaia is built surrounded by a piney landscape viewing the endless blue sea. It is preserved in a very good condition. 24 out of a total of 34 columns are preserved. The temple was built in 480 B.C after the naval battle of Salamina.
Kolona (=column) is the archaeological site, whose archaeological findings define the history of Egina. It located on the left side of the port of Egina and it represented the Acropolis of Egina during Antiquity. It represented the religious and political point. Its name was given due to the one and only Column existing there until now. At the top of the hill of Kolona, there was the temple of Apollo. It was built around the 6th century B.C. Southern to the temple, Propylaia was found, along with 2 other smaller buildings. Ellanio Mountain is the highest mountain of Egina. It has 532 meters altitude and at the top the small church of the Ascension is found. Egina’s Archaeological Museum contains ancient remains and relics. Markellos’ Tower was built around 1800 by Spyros Markellos, a representative in the Greek Parliament. Egina’s Metropolis is a three-part temple, with three red domes; the middle part is dedicated to the fest of the Assumption. The Government House is located close to the Metropolis, in the center of the city. It is a very important to the modern greed history building. It is about a building that housed Greece’s First Government. Hellenic Wildlife Hospital. Here you can visit the area, where various species of wild animals, mostly birds, are treated, wounded by humans; and you can be guided around by young volunteers coming to work here and offer their knowledge not only from Greece but from abroad as well.

Restaurants and nightlife in Egina

There is a variety of choices for the day and night entertainment. From restaurants and taverns with local cuisine, to café bars and clubs for dancing until the first hours of the morning.

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