Family Day Trip to Aegina Island from Athens
The Greek island of Aegina is just a short trip away from the Athens port of Piraeus, and is an interesting place to visit on a day trip from Athens. Thought to be a favourite island of Zeus, the Greek capital was once located here, and it is an island rich in culture and natural beauty.
Day Trip to Aegina
Your tour begins with a fun ferry ride to the island, where you can either spend your time on the outside deck areas with the views and sea breeze or relax in the below deck areas on the couches. It’s just a short journey to the island, but there’s plenty of opportunity to take photos along the way!
After arriving on Aegina, the first place we will visit is a cafe inside a traditional house. This is a chance to enjoy some local delicacies and refresh yourselves with homemade lemonade before the exploration of the island begins!
Sightseeing on Aegina with Kids Love Greece
Taking to the road, you’ll head off in search of the island’s cultural heritage, of which there is lots to be found! You will enjoy a ride with a traditional carriage.
Our next stop will be Paleochora, a once busy city built in the middle of the island to protect the people from pirates that plagued the seas! As your kids listen to stories of the pirate raids, they will also discover that there used to be 365 churches in the area, although only 33 survive from those swashbuckling times!
Temple of Aphaea
The next stop on the tour of Aegina is the Temple of Aphaea. It is said that it might form one of the corners of a ‘sacred triangle’, the other two corners being the Parthenon in Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. You’ll have the opportunity to make up your own minds as you stroll around this ancient site and ponder on its mysteries.
Lunch and Swimming
We know how sightseeing can be tiring, so take some time out for lunch and swimming! You’ll have the chance to taste fresh seafood at a family-run taverna, and ample opportunity to swim in clear waters and sunbathe after. Recharge your batteries, because there is more to come in the late afternoon!
City Walk and Greek Dancing Lessons
After you have finished relaxing, we’ll return to the city where you can stroll through the picturesque alleyways, admiring the traditional architecture and historic buildings. You can indulge famous Aegina pistachios nuts, the island’s most famous agricultural produce, and visit a local natural olive oil soap workshop.
Families should know
This full-day tour is a great way to see a Greek island close to Athens
Kids will love
- The ferry ride to the island
- Listening to stories about Pirates
- Swimming and beach time
Parents will love
- The combination of cultural, historical and physical activities
- Learning more about the history and culture of Greece with their kids
- The expert local guide to answer any questions
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