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Aegina Town

Aegina Sea View

Aegina Sea View

Welcome to Aegina Town!

Today Aegina Town (6,333 inhab.) is the main port on the island that dominates the Saronic Gulf. It is only an hour's ride from Piraeus (about 20 km away). On your trip over from Piraeus, you might actually see some dolphins alongside the ship, a sign of good luck.

Approaching Aegina, Mt. Oros looms above the island. A sprawling population has dotted the northern coastline with homes which stand out as you near land. The lone remaining column from the archaic Temple of Apollo is the next distinguishing landmark you will see as you round the northwestern tip of the island.

You eventually round a small promontory, and the modern town comes into view, stretching along a picturesque harbor. The town is not very large and has many old buildings along the harbor, where you can see fresh fruit and seafood brought in daily and sold right off the boats. Aegina is famous around the world for its pistachio nuts, but it is also well known for sponges and pottery.

All of the island's transportation is centered in Aegina, at the plaza on the north side of town, so you will have to go through there often if you are moving about the island. Tip: Just north of Aegina Town, in the village of Livadi, a plaque marks the house where Nikos Kazantzakis wrote his famous "Zorba the Greek."


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Aeginitiko Archontiko

This small and quaint traditional hotel has only nine guest rooms and one suite, and is an ideal choice for guests looking for something different from the usual island-style accommodation.

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Category: 4-Star Hotels
Location: Argosaronikos Islands (Island Complex) | Aegina (Island) | Aegina Town
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Karyatides Hotel

Karyatides Hotel is one of those nice, clean family-run hotels that offers exactly what you need, a comfortable place to sleep, friendly service, good location, and a quiet setting.

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Category: 2-Star Hotels
Location: Argosaronikos Islands (Island Complex) | Aegina (Island) | Aegina Town
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Aegina Traditional Houses

Aegina Traditional Houses
Aegina Women with Traditional Sewing

Aegina Women with Traditional Sewing