Hiring a catamaran is a fantastic way to explore the hidden beauties of Aegina, αn island draped with olive groves, pistachio orchards, beautiful beaches, and α favorable climate. You can easily find the ideal catamaran of your choice from any marina in Athens or the main harbor of Aegina, located in the capital of the island. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal catamaran, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can hire a catamaran with a skipper, or without one if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Agistri. You can also book a catamaran for a special event on board or a sunset cruise. Finally, you can hire a luxury catamaran and go island-hopping in the Argosaronic islands for as many days as you wish.
Aegina is one of Greece’s most visited islands, also known as the “queen” of the Argosaronic Gulf. Believed to be named by Zeus, after he fell in love with the river god Asopos’ daughter, Aegina has an interesting history that continues to prevail. Since ancient times, Aegina was a commercial maritime center and carried local products to the Aegean Sea through its ships, making it flourish economically. Aegina is only 27 km south of Athens and offers an excellent opportunity for day-trippers to wind down and relax. When you enter its harbor, you will see many caïques that sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Restaurants, shops, and neoclassical buildings are also visible in the background. The busy town also has horse carriages paving their way on the main coastal road. Whether you are sailing from Athens or renting a catamaran in Aegina, you will have a wonderful island experience in one of Greece’s “best-kept secrets.”
During your sailing vacation in Greece, you can visit the enchanting island of Aegina and its wonderful beaches. Marathonas, Agia Marina, and Perdika are ideal beaches and great locations for you to drop anchor. Agia Marina is a popular seaside resort near the temple of Aphaia and promises a day full of adventure. Families with children or larger groups can participate in water sports of their choice and swim in shallow waters. Guests may also visit Perdika with a catamaran. The village of Perdika is filled with pebble-clad beaches; the one right by the harbor forms a beautiful bay. Here, you may also enjoy some of Greece’s most delicious local seafood.
Lots of catamarans depart from Athens to visit Agistri, Aegina, and Moni for the perfect day cruise. If you want to experience a mini island-hopping experience, you can stop by the island of Agistri and Moni. Agistri is a gem among the Saronic Islands, surrounded by vibrant, blue waters and lush nature. Megalochori and Chalkiada beach are great stops for swimming and relaxation. Your cruise can continue to the island of Moni or to the east coast of Agistri, where you will discover Aponisos and Donousa. Depending on your time available, you may even extend your cruise and enjoy the perfect 4-day charter with a catamaran, by crossing the Corinth Canal. On your way back, you can visit Epidaurus and its world-famous ancient theater. You also have the option to sail along the Ermioni peninsula and visit Hydra, Nafplio, and many more beautiful destinations within the Argolic Gulf. Finally, renting a catamaran in Aegina is the perfect opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Greece.
Below, you will find some useful information related to your catamaran rentals in Aegina:
Port of Aegina: Filled with yachts, particularly during the weekends. Visiting yachts should moor outside the harbor. There is a small marina, offering several spots where you can obtain a berth farther from the ferries and hydrofoils. The marina has roughly 100 mooring spots and offers both water and electricity.
Perdika: Forms a bay where you anchor your yacht. Boats regularly depart to and from Athens. This small harbor can accommodate about 70 vessels and has several great restaurants nearby.
Port Souvala: The second ferry port of Aegina island, with several mooring spots for fishing boats.
Skala, Agistri: A natural port that is linked to Aegina and Piraeus all year round. The port is dedicated to ferries and small boats.
Aegina has no airport. The quickest way to get to Aegina is by ferry from Piraeus (the trip should take 60-90 minutes). Just like any boat, ferries can also stop at Agia Marina and Souvala (the trip should take 60 minutes).
Aegina is also connected by ferry to Agistri, Poros, and Methana.
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