Avra Hotel is located to the port of Aegina, 50 m. from the beach. It has got a nice view from the balconies to the port and to the plaz.
The hotel is located to the coastal road, after the port, to the road that leads to Souvala, next to the ouzeri and tavernas.
Next to the hotel you can see the archaeological site of Kolona and the beach of Kolona, only 3 minutes away from the hotel.
Big advantage of Hotel Avra is the magnificent view from the balconies to the sea and the plaz of Kolona.Another advantage is that the hotel is very quiet, even if it is located to the port.
It is very close to the bus stop and the taxis. Also you can organise better day trip to the beaches and to the places of Aegina, or also to the next island Agistri.
The Avra hotel has got an elevator for your convenience, a breakfast lounge and a salon with television.
Across the hotel there is taverna AVRA. There, apart from cooked foods you will find fresh fish of the area, delicious delly and super tasty combinations and also cold local wine.
Avra Hotel is located to the port of Aegina, 50 m. from the beach and it has got a nice view from the balconies to the port and to the plaz.
This combination provides a peaceful and pleasant environment, 100m from the cosmopolitan life of Aegina.
The view from the balconies is unique to the sea and to the plaz of Kolona. You can enjoy from the balconies the marvelous sea and the sunset.
The hotel has got an elevator, breakfast lounge, a salon with television and a taverna. The rooms of the hotel have got fridge, bathroom with shower, central heating for the winter, air-condition, television and fantastic view from the balconies.
Our rates depend on the period of accommodation and the days of staying.
For more information, please contact us.
Port of Aegina
Tel.: (+30) 22970 - 22303
Fax: (+30) 22970 - 28489
The city of Aegina is the capital city of the island and it's located on the west side. It's built amphitheatrical towards the sea. When you enter the harbor, the small, white church of Saint Nikolas welcomes you.
Your first impession is the modern type classical buildings, which are located along the sea front of the island and have terristrial shade colors which make them look even more beautiful at sunset.
The economic and social life of Aegina is centralized on the coastal road and the parallel roads. Take a ride on the horses and the carriages, walk in the narrow, paved streets and see the traditional houses, the churches with the blue domes and the shops with folk art.
Don't miss seeing the fish-market, the traditional restaurants that serve snacks with ouzo (a greek drink). Also the fishing boats, that are not only used for fishing but for seiling groceries as well. And finally don't forget to buy the famous peanuts of Aegina.
In the out skirts of the town there are archaic tombs, tombs of the parchment era and the Byzantine church in the name of the Saints Theodoron, two kilometers west from the town.
This church is a basilica of the 13th century. One of the sights that we see when we visit Aegina is the Ancient city that was built in the neolithic years (3000 b.c.).
Very close to Agia Marina are the famous Monastery of Saint Nektarios, the Monastery of Saint Minas and the Temple of Aphaia with Doric columns, built in 500 BC So can combine your stay in the cosmopolitan Agia Marina with your visits to the Monastery of Saint Nektarios and the Temple of Aphaia.
TEMPLE OF APHAIA
The temple of Athena Aphaia is built in the northern part of the island in a place covered with pine trees and with a view of the beautiful blue sea.It's in a very good condition. Twenty-four pillars of the temple remain, out of a total of 34. It has been built in 480 b.c. just after the naval battle in Salamina.
Pafsanias gives us more information about Aphaia from some traditions in Crete.According to those, Vritomartis was born from Zeus and Karmi and because she liked hunting very much, Goddess Artemis was fond of her. Minoas fell in love with Virtomartis and in order to get away from him, she fell into the sea where she got tangled up in some fishermen's nets and they took her with them on their ship.But on the ship, a sailor fell in love with Vritomartis so she was forced to fall into the sea again in order to get away from him and she managed to swim to the island. The girl headed towards the forest of the island and the sailors watched her from the ship as she was vanishing with some kind of holy intervention and that's why they named her Aphaia from the word afandos which in greek means that someone has vanished into thin air.
When the atmosphere is clear, you can see Poseidon's temple in Sounio and the Acropolis of Athens.
It is said that the 3 temples form a triangle (the holy triangle of ancient times).
THE MONASTERY OF SAINT NEKTARIOS
The Monastery of Saint Nektarios was built around 1904-1910 by the bishop Pentapoleos Nektarios. Nektarios lived in the Monastery and died in 1920. In 1961 he was declared a Saint.
The Monastery is on the road to Saint Marina and it's about 6 kilometers away from the town of Aegina. The church has two tall bell-towers and 4 rows of windows which all have red archs for crowning. Fourteen nuns live in this Monastery.
The Monastery celebrates on 9th November and thousands of people gather on this day from every part of Greece. There are many rows and dedications made from a great numberof worshippers in this Monastery.
THE MONASTERY OF SAINT MINAS
Saint Minas Monastery is located in the area of Aphaia inside the pine forest in a prominent position. According to history, the namesake nunnery was founded in 1952 by renowned elder Amfiloxio Makri but the first idea for its establishment had the novel Saint Bishop Nektarios of Aegina.
This monastery, the newest of Aegina today, knows a particularly intellectual efflorescence and is a shelter for many pilgrims who seek peace, tranquility and spiritual replenishment.
The Monastery of Saint Minas is one of the most organized nunneries of Aegina. On the hill of Aphaia the visitor is surprised by the hospitality and simplicity of the nuns who welcome open-hearted every visitor. The monastery's nuns are known for its performance in the vestments and the chanting. Two ecclesiastical arts exercise with special dedication from the nuns.
In the showroom of the monastery one can admire the works of their handycrafts, ranging from trditional sweets to embroidery and incense. Particular devotion is being created created by nuns who psalm daily and the pilgrim leaves the catholic monastery impressed.
In the area there was a smaller temple. Today in the center of the monastery is a devout church and next is a small chapel dedicated to St. Onoufrios.
Aegina island, apart from its beaches, the green-blue sea, the romantic walks, the tranquility and the night life, it offers to the vacationers intense and not only activities, combining sea and mountain. You will have a memorable time here with your friends or family.
First of all you can walk the route next to the sea grom the port until at least the location of the Lighthouse, 1,5 klm, especially during the sunset.
From the port of Aegina starts a boat which makes the circumnavigation of the island, giving you the opportunity to admire its unique coastal beaches and its coves as well as swim to the most beautiful locations of the island.
In the beach of Marathonas B', inside the beach bar Bocampo, you will find the Diving school of Aegina island. Our offices are located at the street Ioani Giga 10. Meet the wonderful under sea world of Aegina full of colours and surprises!
Aegina offers mountain hiking amongst pine trees. This gives you the opportunity to meet the various flora and fauna of the island.
In Aegina you can have a night stroll with the traditional horse carriages, starting from the port of the island and getting back to it.
In Aegina the rocky seabed in many parts of the island is ideal for great snorkeling or fishing with rod or fishing line from a boat or the rocks.
In the beautiful Aegina there are many bays and coves where you can indulge in water sports you are interested in, including swimming, wind-surfing, water skiing.
In July and August excursions are organized for the festival at the Ancient theater of Epidaurus, from the cultural Association of Aegina 22970-25142 and fromAsco Tours 22970-27798 .
In Aegina there are many sightseeings and antiquities you hhave to visit. The Archaeological museum of Aegina, the archaeological site of Kolona, the Temple of Aphaia, the Temple of Apollo, the Monastery of Agios Nektarios and many other sights.
BY FERRY BOATS
From the port of Piraeus there are daily depertures of Ferry Boats for Aegina. Ferry Boats accepts and cars. The trip lasts for 1 h. and 15 min
The schedules are being run :1. Saronic Ferries: 210-4117341/4171190 SCHEDULES
The ferry boat agency in Aegina is located to the port of Aegina: Telephone: (+30) 22970 - 22945 / 24200
Except the ships that go to the main port of Aegina, there are ferry boats that go to the port of Souvala. Also , there are ferry boats that go to the port of Agia Marina.
BY FLYING DOLPHINS
From the port of Piraeus there are daily depertures of Flying Dolphins for Aegina. The trip lasts for 35 minutes.
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