The temple of Aphaea in Aegina

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You will find below information about how to get to Aegina by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about Aegina and its ports, with many photos.

Aegina is a beautiful Greek island in the Saronic Gulf, in Greece. As it is located in close distance to Athens, it serves as a nice weekend destination for Athenians. The island is perfect for a gateway from busy Athens and has a lot to offer to the visitors.

In brief, ferries to Aegina depart from Piraeus port in Athens. A ferry ticket to Aegina costs approximately '8' 'EUR' (8 Euros) - '14' 'EUR' (14 Euros) for a standard seat.
The ferry trip from Athens to Aegina lasts for 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on the ferry type. The island is directly connected by ferry with Agistri, Poros and Methana. Note that the island has 3 ports: Town, Agia Marina and Souvala.
Ferries to Aegina operate all year round, as it is a popular destination for weekend getaways. However, in the peak season, there are many ferries to this destination from morning until the afternoon.


The flying Dolphin arriving in the port of Aegina

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From Athens


Ferries from Athens to Aegina depart daily from Piraeus port in Athens. During the peak season (June to September) at least 12 ferries depart from Athens, usually from 7.30 to 18.00.
How long is the ferry trip from Athens to Aegina? The ferry trip from Athens (Piraeus) to this destination lasts for 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the ferry type.
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What types of ferries travel there?


The types of ferries that sail to this island are conventional ferries and high-speed ferries/dolphins. Conventional ferries are slower, while high-speed ferries are faster.
The ferry companies that connect Athens with Aegina are Blue Star Ferries, Anes Lines, and Saronic Ferries.




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The town of Aegina and its marina

Aegina is a beautiful Greek island in the Saronic Gulf. As it is located in close distance to Athens, it serves as a nice weekend destination.

This island has bright sunshine almost all year round. Its blue sea water, the mountains covered with pine trees, the long beaches and picturesque villages in the countryside create a nice atmosphere for nature lovers.
The carriages drawn by horses that make the tour of Town give a bit of romance to the island.

The history of the island is long. The Greek mythology depicts that, at earlier times, king of the island was Aecus the son of Zeus and a nymph named Aegina, after whom the island was named.
The island was inhabited by Minoans and Dorians but it reached its peak when the Athenians made it a naval base in the 5th century B.C. This was when many beautiful temples were built and the settlements developed economically. With the fall of Athens, the island also declined and followed the course of the rest of Greece.

The capital is Town. The harbor where ferries and fishing boats moor dominate this beautiful town. Many taverns and cafeterias line the port. In summer, many yachts come to spend the night there before they continue their trip to the open Aegean.
Close to the capital, there is the archaeological site of Kolona, a ruined ancient temple that was dedicated to God Apollo but today only a column of it has remained.

The most famous sight of Aegina is the temple of Athena Aphaia, a well-preserved ancient structure in the centre of the island. This temple was built in the 5th century B.C. in Doric style.

The most popular beach resorts of Aegina are Agia Marina and Souvala. Both located on the northern side, they have many accommodation options close by and their beaches are clean and organized. Their relaxing vibe attracts a lot of tourists every year.

Why visit this island?


Hop on a ferry from Athens to Aegina for relaxing holidays away from the hustle and bustle, beautiful beaches, archaeological sites, and delicious seafood!

  • The island has 3 ports: Port, Souvala Port, and Agia Marina Port.
  • The island is famous for its local pistachio.
  • Some of the best beaches are Agia Marina, Marathonas, Souvala, Aeginitissa, and Vagia.
  • Aegina is a popular destination for weekend getaways from Athens, thanks to its proximity to the Greek capital.

Best time to visit


The best season to visit Aegina is the summer. During this time of the year, weather conditions are perfect for swimming and sightseeing. But this is also a great destination for the spring or Easter holidays!

Is the island for you?


Aegina is perfect for you if you’re searching for the perfect destination for a short getaway from Athens! Other than that, the island is amazing for history enthusiasts, romantic couples, and nature lovers.



Aegina is full of archaeological treasures, like the ancient temple of Athena Aphaia and the archaeological site of Kolona. There are also some museums on the island including the archaeological museum of Aegina and the Christos Kapralos Museum.



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Island hopping


Aegina is the perfect base for island-hopping in the Saronic. The most popular island-hopping routes from this destination are to Poros, Agistri, and Methana.

Photos of Aegina



Available ports in Aegina


Port description

The port of Aegina is the central spot of Town. It receives conventional ferries and hydrofoils from Piraeus and other islands of the Saronic Gulf.

Aerial view of the port of Aegina, in the main town

Connected ports to Aegina

Athens, Piraeus - Agistri, Myli - Agistri, Port - Methana - Poros


Almost all villages and beaches on the island are connected by bus to the port. The departure and arrival spot of the bus is found in Ethnegersias Square, just opposite the ticket office in the port.

Port on Map

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Connected ports to Ag.marina(Aegina)

Athens, Piraeus


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Port on Map

Map of port


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Connected ports to Souvala

Athens, Piraeus


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Map of port


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