Aegina Travel Blog› entry 7 of 18 › view all entries
December 29th, 2009 – by: jegs76
Flying Dolphin is the high speed boat company that took us from Pireus to Aegina. But first we had to wake up. Lili, who had early flight left first the hotel, and flew to middle east, Lebanon. We stayed a bit longer, had breakfast at the Niks Corner again and left Athens as well. We took the metro line 1 (green) to Pireus, close to the station there is the harbour with many ferries going to different greek islands.
We decided to buy high speed boat tickets and got even some discount coz we chose two ways tickets (around 20%).
After some 40minutes we landed in Aegina town, took the bus to Aghia Marina (if u want to go there by bus, be carefully, coz the last bus in winter leaves around 14.20 from Aegina, which is pretty early). We arrived in the small touristy village, totally empty in winter. It seemed like a ghost town. We had the impression,that we were the only ones in town, no other tourists, just we and very few locals.
We asked for our hotel, wich had view over the sea, in the middle of small village.
Fortunatelly there was one restaurant open, so that we had chance to eat! Thanks for that to guys who is running this place, the food there was very tasty.
Since we had plenty of time, we decided to go to see the only Temple of Aphaia, the godess known only in this island some 2km from our village.
After nice sunset (Lili, your camera would be great to take some good pics there!) we went back to the restaurant and had pizza, coz we wanted try something different from souflaki, kebab or mousaka. The pizza was a little different but it was good.
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