This is a strange one to discuss. It is a day out from Athens, or, Athens can be a tour from here. A small island very near the mainland and not far from Athens, it is part of the Saronic group of islands. It is visited by the small cruise yachts. Or is a day-out if you have done Athens too many times. It has many archaeological monuments, picturesque villages, and beautiful beaches. But it was one of the most important islands of ancient Greece, so is an impressive archaeological site in its own right. The Ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia dates back to the 6th century BC.
We list both choices so that if you docked here to avoid Athens, or want to see Aegina as you have been to Athens before. They can be researched here. Looking at the locally offered attractions and tours is the first thing a movie location scout will do. Here is a collection of locally offered tours to start your research. If we have made a film it will be on our Doris Visits cruise port YOUTUBE channel which is approaching two million views. Any film should be listed here under the port name. Please take a few minutes to watch that to as we often find gems and explain the local buses as well as hit the highlights.
Check out my cruise and port accurate mystery thrillers in paperback and eBook with some in large print and as audiobooks. They are all set on a cruise and written like movies or TV shows. Well, that is where I spent the last 50 years!
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Always remember a ship tour offers the protection of waiting for the trip to return if it is running late.
SHIP TOURS help you choose your next ship Aurora Ship Tour Marella Discovery 2 Azura Ship Tour Cunard Queen Victoria Britannia Ship Tour Virgin Scarlet Lady Arcadia Ship Tour Ventura Ship Tour SUITE on P&O Every cruise ship and every fleet listed here
CHAT GROUPS – a fantastic way to help others and a place to find answers. We run a Facebook Group for each of the ships. For example, P&O IONA group P&O Ventura MARELLA EXPLORER Disney & Family cruise chatSAGA Ocean & River cruise chat group Viking Ocean & River Cruising chatCunard Chat – Premium cruise liners Find the complete list of chat groups here