Vagia Vacations

3 miles (5 kilometers) to the northeast of Aegina Island, is Vagia, the perfect place to discover more about this fabulous region. If you are coming from the Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Aegina Island, Vagia is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest.

Vagia is a popular place to visit while you are exploring Aegina Island as some of the city’s star attractions are nearby. Among the most interesting places to explore are the marvelous Chalikiada Beach and the remarkable Limenaria Church. Two other worthy points of interest that are within a short distance of Vagia are Aponisos Beach and Voula Beach.

There are plenty of interesting cultural highlights in and around Vagia. There are plenty of excellent places visitors can pay a visit to for a morning such as Benaki Museum in Athens, the New Acropolis Museum and the National Historical Museum. Popular galleries, include the Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, the Athens National Art Gallery and the Greek Folk Art Museum. Culture vultures will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as the National Theatre of Greece in Athens and the Odeon of Herod Atticus.

There are a number of natural gifts here as well, so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Watch as the birds wheel overhead, play catch with the kids and make the most of the sunshine at nearby Kavouri Beach in Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the cool shade in tranquil places such as the Athens National Garden in Athens. Spot some of the area’s unique birdlife with a trip to a nearby lake like the Vouliagmeni Spa Lake in Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni.

Some of Aegina Island's popular sights are in and around Vagia, including Acropolis in Athens, Syntagma Square and Pnyx. Travellers interested in the world's various faiths shouldn’t miss the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, the Greek Evangelical Church and the Temple of Afea in Aegina. History buffs will enjoy checking out the Old Acropolis Museum in Athens and the Monastery of Daphni.

A great way to get some exercise and fresh air is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s excellent courses such as the Glyfada Golf Club of Athens in Glyfada.

Get familiar with the local fashion and treat yourself to a new outfit in a few of the nearby shopping hotspots such as the Monastiraki Flea Market in Athens, the Athens Central Market and the Athens Heart Mall.

Spend an afternoon high in the stands of Athens Olympic Stadium, Athens, cheering on local heroes, the A.E.K Athens. To fit in, be sure to wear yellow and black, the colors of the A.E.K Athens.

To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, consider staying close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, the Athens Gate Hotel, and the Electra Palace Hotel Athens.

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