Approaching the Island of Aegina

Trip Start Sep 25, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Greece  , Saronic Gulf Islands,
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Arriving in Aegina!

With only 17 nautical miles south o Piraeus the ship's bow turns towards Agina. I was wondering all this time where the hell the seagulls are….but they are here now as if they are welcoming us. I love them but it is always a disaster when I try taking pictures of them.

Anyway the Lighthouse pops out and then as the ship moves on, the neoclassical buildings unfold, the many yachts in the harbor and I truly cannot wait to disembark and do some site-seeing. I know three nights are not enough but we shall try to make the most of this trip.


I have come up with some guides stating that Aegina is the ideal place to stay if you want to explore Athens, but I will discourage you from doing so. This is totally wrong.

Such plan might be overly cumbersome.

The ferries and hydrofoils do make frequent trips to Piraeus daily but you would also have to reach Athens from Piraeus and all this would prove to be not only expensive but will add considerable commuting time to your daily itinerary.

Don't forget that strikes do occur quite often lately with the economic crisis.
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derrick241 on

Your ferry looks so much better than the one we travelled on, I bet you didnt have 4 classes of passage (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 4th class dont even have a space to sit or sleep)
I would love to travel on a ferry like this

derrick241 on

The sea looks so blue and clean, it really looks beautiful

greekcypriot on

I am sure you missed the colour of the sea there...They more or less look maddy. The interior of the ship was like new even thought the ship might be old.

Monika on

The Most beautiful Island. It was nice meeting you.

greekcypriot on

Nice meeting you too Monica. I hope we meet soon again. When are you back from Holland?

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