It’s easy to go to Aegina for a day trip because it is so close to Athens, but you really soak in the essence of Aegina and its neighboring islands when you visit for three days.

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Aegina Pistachio Festival 2012 (25)
Aegina Pistachio Festival 2012 (19)

3 Days

Alimos Marina

Alimos Marina



When you talk to enough Athenians, you come to discover that many have a weekend home in Aegina, or some kind of favorite regular retreat on the island. In large part this is because Aegina lies so close to Athens — only one hour by ferry, two hours by sailing yacht. What you won’t see on Aegina is tons of foreign tourists. So even though Aegina is easily accessible from the mainland, it has the feel of a rural island far from the capital city. That makes Aegina an inviting locale for a three day getaway.

If you want to escape the crowds of Athens, you go to Aegina. If you want to escape the crowds of Aegina, you go to Agistri.   Although this little 13 square kilometers spit of land can’t compete with Aegina for culture and sightseeing, Agistri does have incredible swimming spots with waters as clean and blue as a remote Pacific Ocean island. Agistri also has tavernas so sublime that Aegatinans sail over just to dine on fresh fish.  Agistri’s other asset is a green forest with trails for hiking, horseback riding or fat tire biking.

When your small party visits Aegina and Agistri on a private chartered yacht, you have ample flexibility to choose how to spend three days at sea.



  • Day 1 Alimos Marina to Agistri island
  • Day 2 Agistri island to Aegina island
  • Day 3 Aegina island to Alimos Marina

Sailing from Alimos to Agistri takes 2.50 hours.

DAY 1   Alimos Marina to Agistri

  • 08:00   Transfer from central Athens by company vehicle to the yacht’s home port, Alimos Marina, 20 minutes drive.
  • Upon arrival and boarding, mandatory safety lesson.
  • 09:00  Departure.
  • In Agistri, set anchor in small cove
  • Overnight in Agistri

Activities during cruise:   Stay on the boat for fishing, sun bathing and swimming in secluded coves.  Active guests can sea kayak, bike, hike, visit Temple of Aphaia, shop in Aegina’s artisanal stores, sip a Greek coffee in a harbor side cafe, and for certain munch on pistachios.

DAY 2   Agistri to Aegina

  • Morning swim in the waters at uninhabited Moni island where deer and other wild animals roam
  • Afternoon spend visiting south side of Aegina island
  • Overnight in Aegina

DAY 3  Agia Marina, Aegina to Alimos Marina

  • Spend the day in Agia Marina on the northeast side of Aegina island
  • 18:00  back to Alimos Marina

Inclusions depend on the yacht that is chartered and its capabilities.  Below are indicative inclusions for this tour.

  • Yachts are available accommodating up to 14 persons with young children over age 12 years.
  • Captain and 3 crew, licensed and certified by all international sea faring regulatory agencies.
  • Cruise Director handling all logistics.
  • All required safety equipment such as life rafts, life jackets, motorized tenders, satellite beacon devices, emergency communication devices, fire prevention/extinguishing equipment, emergency pumps and other essential sea faring devices.
  • Vehicle transfer from central Athens to/from Alimos Marina.
  • Bed linens.
  • Towels for showers.
  • Water and snacks all day.
  • Hybrid bicycles, helmets, water bottles.
  • Snorkeling gear, fishing gear and bait.
  • Entry fees to archaeology sites and museums.
  • Meals provided on board with chef.  Inquire for rates.

Bring swim wear, hat, sun glasses and sun screen. For bikers, wear appropriate shoes.
On the yacht rubber soled footwear only, or barefoot.



Aegina Cruise

Visit the impressive Temple of Aphaia in Aegina

Eat fresh fish, varieties found only in Greece

Sun bathe on the top deck of the yacht

Snorkel in secluded coves in Agistri

Shop in Aegina for bags of pistachios