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 The miraculous Saint Nektarios of Aegina | One Day Cruise

The miraculous Saint Nektarios of Aegina

Saint Nektarios of Aegina

It is one of the largest orthodox monasteries in Greece and throughout the Balkans. The Holy Trinity Monastery with the church of Agios Nektarios is one of the top sights in Aegina. It attracts believers who want to worship, pray, and heal. Whether you are a fan of religious tourism or not, it is worth visiting if you are on the island.

Aegina for everyone | One Day Cruise

Aegina for everyone

Although relatively small in size, Aegina, the most popular island of the Saronic Gulf, leaves no visitor complaining. So Aegina is for everyone!

Hydra for everyone | One Day Cruise

Hydra for everyone

Hydra is considered an ideal destination for all ages and for all tastes. You can go with your partner, children or with your friends, as it is suitable for holidays at any time of the year and that is why it receives thousands of tourists every year. Conclusion; Hydra for everyone!

Monastery of Panagia Chrysoleontissa | One Day Cruise

Monastery of Panagia Chrysoleontissa

Aegina is known for its religious tourism and more. Those who deal with it probably know the Monastery of Panagia Chrysoleontissa which is the patron saint of the island. It celebrates on the 15th of August with the biggest festival of the island taking place there.

Poros for everyone | One Day Cruise

Poros for everyone

Its close distance from Piraeus makes Poros an ideal destination for everyone. Read how you can use your time on the favorite island of the Saronic Gulf, whether it is a weekend or more.

Religious tourism in Aegina - Everything you need to see | One Day Cruise

Religious tourism in Aegina - Everything you need to see

If you like religious tourism, Aegina is a destination rich in ecclesiastical and Christian interest. With 14 parishes, 7 monasteries that reveal the intense monastic climate of the island and major local religious holidays, Aegina celebrates most days of the year.

Religious Tourism in Saronic Islands

Religious Tourism in Saronic Islands | One Day Cruise

Saronic islands offer great interest for those who seek religious touristic spots close to Athens. They mark their spot as ecclesiastical destination offering opportunities of pray to those who visit them.

Saint Dionysios of Aegina | One Day Cruise

Saint Dionysios of Aegina

Religious tourism is of interest to a large number of travelers, especially in Greece, where there are places with a strong religious character. One such place is Aegina on the occasion of Saint Dionysios, its miraculous patron who is the protector of the island, but also the protector of Zakynthos. Saint Dionysios himself is also celebrated with honors in Patras and Lefkada.

 The 365 churches in Paleochora, Aegina | One Day Cruise

The 365 churches in Paleochora, Aegina

A little flashback to the old capital

The truth about the 365 churches. The history of Paleochora is interesting and its construction activity began in ancient times. They also call the area "Mystras of Aegina". Several periods followed. The early Christian years, the Frankish rule and the Catalan Sovereignty. They followed the 1st and 2nd Venetian rule and the 1st and 2nd Turkish rule. Ever since the people of Aegina decided to go down to the port, they abandoned Paleochora.

The catacombs of Panagia Faneromeni in Aegina | One Day Cruise

The catacombs of Panagia Faneromeni in Aegina

The catacombs of Panagia Faneromeni in Aegina are located just outside the city of Aegina. For those who do not know, the caves are defined as the cave structures of the Christians, who chipped the rocks below the surface of the earth, opened underground corridors and hiding places and built temples, tombs and crypts.

The Monastery of Prophet Elias in Hydra | One Day Cruise

The Monastery of Prophet Elias in Hydra

If you are or are going to spend a few days in Hydra, a great idea that combines exercise, tourism and exploration is a visit to the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Like every small church dedicated to the Prophet in question, the Monastery is located high up, at an altitude of 487 meters. The route leading to it is easy and takes 1-1.5 hours on foot. Alternatively, you can also arrive by donkey.

Twin Temple in Aegina. Saint George & Saint Dimitrios | One Day Cruise

Twin Temple in Aegina. Saint George & Saint Dimitrios

Among the dozen churches of Aegina, the twin church of Saint George and Saint Dimitrios in the archaeological site of Paleochora is of special interest. And although the "Mystras of Aegina" does not lack churches, this twin temple can be in itself a good reason to visit the medieval settlement.