Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27 kilometres (17 miles) from Athens. Marathonas is the name of a settlement about 5 kilometres from Aegina Town. It is found by following the coast road south and is easy to get to by bicycle or bus if you do not have a car. The area is a popular choice for holiday homes being close to one of the best beaches on Aegina and enjoying very good views across to the island of Moni and the Peloponnese. Marathonas is a good choice for a holiday base if you look forward to spending a lot of time on the beach

  • Aegina City 4.5 km
  • Marathonas Beach 200 m
  • Café/Bar 200m
  • Restaurants 200 m
  • Super market 400 m
  • Perdika Town 4.8 km
  • Port of Aegina 5km
  • Temple Of Aphaea 15 km
  • Agios Nektarios 13 km
  • Ancient Olive Grove (Eleonas) 2.6 km


The closest one is Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, which receives both domestic and international flights all year round. Upon your arrival at the airport of Athens, you need to reach Piraeus port and embark on the ferry that transfers you to Aegina. Ferries depart from Piraeus port daily, almost every hour. The trip lasts from 40 minutes to 1,10 hour, depending on whether your ferry is a regular or a high speed one.

Aegina City

Aegina Town is the capital and main port of the island. It is a lovely little town, with beautiful neoclassical buildings of different bright colours, narrow streets, picturesque cafes, nice squares and a lovely port where tiny coloured fishing boats are mooring.


Aegina has a long history, dating from the Neolithic to the later years.
The high points in its history were the period if its great prosperity and the short period when it was proclaimed first capital and home of governor Ioannis Kapodistrias.

Marathonas beach is one of the most visited beaches on the island.

It is sandy and the water is shallow, because of this it is a popular beach for families with small kids.

You can enjoy the view towards Moni island on your left with Methana behind it, and more in front you can see the island of Agistri with the Peloponnese in the background.

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