You’re in Athens and you fancy an island trip, there are 2 options. You can go on an organised daytrip and spend 100+ Euro each, or get the metro to Piraeus, find a ticket seller and see what happens for €20. I did the latter.
Piraeus has a lot of construction work going on around the harbour, so it was best photographed from the ferry.
The ferries are modern, clean and relaxing. About an hour and a half and you’re on Aegina. But not in Aegina. This ferry went to Souvala – a small (tiny) port 10 km from the main town on the island (Aegina town). But there is a bus – possibly, maybe sometimes.
We got the bus eventually. There were also taxis. I wasn’t overly bothered. Souvala is not a bad spot to be stranded in. Aegina town has a port, shops, loads of bars and restaurants and even a cinema. And mopeds.
The ferry back to Pireaus is down at the harbour where there is also a wee church.
To get to Aegina without booking an expensive day-trip, simply get the Athens metro line 3 to Piraeus and find a ticket seller (there are loads). While you may end up in Souvala, the ferry tickets are for specific sailings so it’s difficult to get the wrong one back to Piraeus where the metro runs to after midnight. In Aegina town I got fed and watered (Moussaka and beer) for less than 10€. So don’t bother with the organised day trips.
Photos were taken on the lovely Lumix GX80 with the 12-60 lens.