When you talk to enough Athenians, you discover that many have a weekend home in Aegina, or some kind of favorite retreat on the island. This is because Aegina lies so close to Athens — only an hour by ferry or two hours via our traditional wooden yacht. You will not see bus loads of foreign tourists. Even though Aegina is easily accessible from the mainland, it has the feel of a rural island far from the capital city.
Aegina is a popular weekend getaway island for Athenians because it is so close to the mainland. Pistachio trees dominate the terrain and visitors always leave with a souvenir bag of red and green nuts. Aegina’s most impressive ruin is the 5th century BC Aphaia Temple within biking distance to the port. Also very unique is the abandoned village of Paleochora with 38 churches most with frescos from the 13-18th centuries. The island’s charm can be seen in stone houses, forested landscapes, a harbor front with inviting cafes, and locals intent on preserving their culture.
Inclusions depend on the yacht that is chartered and its capabilities. Below are standard inclusions as well as optional inclusions for additional payment.
Optional Inclusions for additional payment
Bring swim suit and towels. If biking or hiking, proper shoes. And of course don’t forget sun hat, sun screen and sunglasses. The yacht has four cabins for day use to change into swimsuits.