Aegina Island! A 24 Hour Athens Escape!!
I love travels and especially the unexpected ones.
When my friend Sofia visited Athens from London last month, we decided out of the blue to spend a day at Aegina island and catch up on our news.
It was a great choice since we didn`t have much time and we had never been to Aegina before.
Such a shame, if you (or I) think that it is only one hour away from Athens by boat.
We met at the port of Piraeus early in the morning, full of energy and excitement for the outing and decided to travel with Hellenic Seaways. There is high availability of scheduled routes (every two hours or so) and the tickets cost 25,00 euros both ways.
We stayed at Aegina Hotel, 10 minutes walk away from the port of the Island. A cute and cosy hotel, beautifully decorated, small balconies with great sea view and decent breakfast.
t miss any time at all and immediately started wondering around islands streets, buying lots and lots of little bags of the famous Aeginian peanuts (really really delicious -could not stop eating them) at the port and enjoying the cool breeze.
We decided to have lunch at a Greek Tavern named “Mpampis” and ordered fresh salad, fish and calamari. The place was on the beach and as the sun was going down it was like eating on a painting.
The sky wore its most relaxing colours, just enough, to rest your eyes on the horizon and embrace all the positive energy that only sea can give.
On our way back to the hotel, late in the afternoon, we stopped for a quick desert with handmade ice cream and enjoyed a little more the island.
That trip was a wonderful experience and we wanted so much to stay a little longer.
The next morning, after breakfast, we decided to travel back on a ferry (it takes an hour and a half) but is so worth it since we could enjoy the cool morning on the sea.
Aegina is such a beautiful island. I definitely put it on my summer quick away from town list and I will stay more days next time.
P.S. I realise that this post is quite long, but I could not leave out the above photos as I tried to give you a more spherical view of the place.
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