The easiest way to reach Aegina is as follows:
1. Athens Airport to Piraeus Port You can take the Express Bus ‘X96’ to the Port of Piraeus (terminal). This service departs from right outside the arrivals lounge, runs 24 hours a day, approximately every 20 min. and takes about 60 min. to get to Piraeus (depending on the traffic). Prices are currently €5,00 per person and there is space on board for luggage. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the kiosk next to the bus stop (do not forget to validate your ticket by inserting it into the orange ticket machine located inside the coach!)
2a. Piraeus Port to Aegina From Piraeus you can take any type of boat to Aegina Island. Please check at http://www.hellenicseaways.gr to get an idea about boats timetable to Aegina. You do not have to book tickets in advance but as soon as you go to the port. Aghia Marina and our properties are only 12km. away from Aegina Town. When you reach Aegina Island, you will find the taxi rank located at the port. It is better to take a taxi (€18-€20/20min.) to Aghia Marina and Hotel Karyatides or Voula Apartments. All the taxi drivers know where our accommodations are.
2b. Piraeus Port to Aghia Marina There is a small company, “Alexandros Lines” sailing daily directly from Piraeus Port to Aghia Marina. The trip takes approx. 70 min. and ticket prices are around 10 EURO/person. If you sail direct to Aghia Marina, then you will find our accommodation within a 5-minute walk. Just take the street to your left and you will find hotel Karyatides at the top of the road. If your reservation is for Voula Apartments, the reception service will show you the way to the apartments.
Another web site, which can give you a lot of information about Aegina Island, is www.aeginagreece.com and www.aeginaonline.com
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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LOCATION-TRANSPORTATION
The island of Aegina, in the middle of the Saronic Gulf (17 nautical miles south west of Piraeus), has been at the crossroads of cultures and rival actions for many thousands of years - from the mythical Aiakeans to the Second World War. Despite its small area (83 square kilometers), it offers great variety and has no reason to feel jealous of other "cosmopolitan" islands. Aegina is like something out of a movie, picturesque houses, winding alleys, horses wearing brightly colored tassels and pulling carriages, fertile plains, terraced hill-sides of olive trees and aquamarine water. The island is easily accessible by either ferryboats or hydrofoils. Timetables displayed on the various Ticket Offices on the quay.
HOW TO GET TO US FROM THE AIRPORT (www.aia.gr/EN/default.asp)
Shuttle bus: Leaving the arrivals hall, you will find bus X96 (24 hours service), which takes you straight to the Port of Piraeus. The bus stop several times on the way and the Piraeus harbor is the last stop. The price of the ticket is €3.20 and is valid for 24 hours. You may use this ticket on the bus/trolley/metro. The trip will take about 50-60 minutes depending on the traffic!
Taxi: You can also take a taxi from the airport to Piraeus port. When leaving the airport, please make use of the taxi queue next to Door 3 of the Arrivals Level. Taking a taxi is mostly quicker than the bus and the price will be about €25-€30.
Rent a car: Renting a car in Aegina is necessary if you want to tour the countryside and exploring several attractions in the island! Car hire gives you the freedom to explore this amazing area at your own pace. Hire a car as soon as you are in the island!
TO AEGINA TOWN
There are several ferries to Aegina from Piraeus port like the “Hellenic Seaways”, “Nova” and “Aghios Nektarios” Ferry Boats. There are also Hydrofoils like “Hellenic Seaways” and “Vassilopoulos” and a fast Catamaran service. They generally operated from 6:00 until approximately 20:30. If you are flying overnight, and are arriving in the very early morning at Athens, you can find shops, bars and restaurants open 24 hours in the airport where you can obtain refreshments before leaving for Piraeus port and Aegina. Prices of tickets vary depending on the ferry you take from 5 – 11 EURO per person. You can find the exact timetables at the Ticket Offices at the quay.
Call: (+30) 210 4147800 for information concerning the ferries in Piraeus Port (automatic machine) or at http://www.hellenicseaways.gr
HOW TO REACH US BY CAR/TAXI/BUS/BOAT
Aghia Marina and Hotel Karyatides is only 12 km. away from Aegina Town. You can always reach us from Aegina Town by bus (30m.) or car/taxi (20m). You can also reach daily Aghia Marina village direct from Piraeus Port in 70 min. with boat ”Alexandros”. The trip takes approximately 70 min. and ticket prices are around 9 EURO/person. If you sail direct to Aghia Marina, then you will find our accommodation within a 5-minute walk. Just take the street to your left and you will find our hotel at the top of the road. If your reservation is for Voula Apartments, the reception service will show you the way to the apartments.