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Language: Greek
Currency: Euro
Electricity: 220 V
Visa Requirements: Not Necessary for E.U Citizens

General Information About Aghia Marina – Aegina Island

Business Hours: Varying, Monday through Friday from 07:30 to 15:30 or alternatively from 10:00 to 18:00, Saturdays and Sundays most offices are officially closed.
Shopping Hours: Varying, Every Day from 09:00 to 22:00 – 23:00 non – stop. Mini Market: from 08:00 to 23:00
Banks: Monday through Thursday from 08:00 to 14:00, Friday from 08:00 to 13:00, Saturdays and Sundays Closed. All banks have ATMs in Aegina Town, there is also an ATM in Aghia Marina (15 meters from Hotel Rachel)
Public Services: Monday through Friday From 07:30 to 15:30, Saturday and Sundays Closed.



Banks


The Alpha Credit Bank
Located at the waterfront of the port of Aegina Town.
Telephone: (0030) 22970 27940-4
Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 14:00
Firday: 08:00 - 13:00
Saturday and Sunday: closed

The Commercial Bank
Located at the waterfront of the port of Aegina Town.
Telephone: (0030) 22970 28664-5
Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 14:00
Firday: 08:00 - 13:00
Saturday and Sunday: closed

The National Bank of Greece
Located at the waterfront of the port of Aegina Town.
Telephone: (0030) 22970 28664-5
Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 14:00
Firday: 08:00 - 13:00
Saturday and Sunday: closed

The Post Office Saving Bank
Located at the waterfront of the port of Aegina Town.
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22398
Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 14:00
Firday: 08:00 - 13:00
Saturday and Sunday: closed


Health services

Ambulance
Aegina Town
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22222

Dentist
Telephone: (0030) 22970 23481 and 20435

Hospital
Located in Aegina Town.

Telephone: (0030) 22970 22209 and 22251

Medical Centre Aegina Town
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22222

Medical Centre Aghia Marina
Telephone: (0030) 22970 32775
Fax: (0030) 22970 32030

Office hours: 09:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 21:00

Pharmacies
Located in Aegina Town.

Telephone: (0030) 22970 24130
Telephone: (0030) 22970 25317


Animal health services

Animal Respect
Animal Respect is a group of volunteers that assist the local municipality in more humane care of street dogs and cats pitifully sheltered in an ancient prison.

Since 2001 Animal Respect has a dogshelter where they take care of 180 dogs. But they are understaffed and underfunded in all their operations. One way to help them is by donating money. Please help them so they can continue doing their great job!

For more information about Animal Respect please visit:
http://www.faza-aegina.com

Animal Respect Telephone: (0030) 22970 28 455
Animal Respect Shelter manager (0030) 69 74336459

Veterinary services
Maria Karatanagou
(Wednesday PM, Friday PM, Sat AM and PM)
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22307 Aeg.office
Telephone: (0030) 210 4111386 Pireaus office
Cell Phone: 0030 (0)946025981

Jannis Basdavanos & Despina Papaxroni
KTHNIATPIKO KENTPO
Ay. Dionisiou 12 (behind the hospital in Aegina town)
Open every morning and every afteroon.
Telephone: (0030) 22970 24942/ 28775
Cell Phone: (0030) 69 44444857/ 69 77771835

The Hellenic Wildlife Rehabiltation Center
Should you encounter a sick or injured wild bird or wild animal, please contact:
Pachia Rachi, Aegina (0030) 22970 31337
Cell Phone: (0030) 69 77231983

http://www.ekpaz.gr/index-en.html


Transportation

Bus
There are frequent bus services to every corner on the island. There are three main routes:

1- Aegina town - Marathona - Perdika
2- Aegina town - Aghios Nectarios - Aghia Marina
3- Aegina town - Kipseli - Vathi - Souvalla - Agii - Vagia

For information call the Aegina Bus company:
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22787 or 22412

The cost of a ticket from Aghia Marina to Aegina Town
is € 1.41. The lenght of the trip is between 25 and 30 minutes. The first bus leaves from Aghia Marina to Aegina Town at 07:00 and the last bus that goes
back to Aghia Marina from Aegina Town leaves at 19:45.

The bus terminal in Aegina town is situated in the square near the harbour, where you can puchase tickets from the information booth.

Ferry boats
Good boat connection going from Piraeus to Aegina Town and back. The trip takes about one hour. One way ticket for persons from about € 3,00 and for cars from about € 12,00.

Telephone Aegina: (+30) 22970 25625
Telephone Pireaus: (30) 210 4225625

Elvira boat
The only boat connection this year 2003 directly going from Piraeus to Aghia Marina. The trip takes 55 minutes.

Telephone: (0030) 22970 32393

Flying Dolphins
The Flying Dolphin takes you from Piraeus to Aegina town within 40 minutes. You can also take a Flying Dolphin to visit other islands like Hydra, Poros and Spetses.

http://www.dolphins.gr/english/index.stm

Telephone: (0030) 22970 24456
Bookings: (0030) 210 4199200
Customer Services: (0030) 210 4199950

Port Office Aegina
Information about boats.
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22328

Port Office Aghia Marina
Information about boats.
Telephone: (0030) 22970 32358

Port Office Piraeus
Information about boats.
Telephone: (0030) 22970

Taxi
In Aegina town you will find the taxi stand at the entrance of the harbour.
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22635

Traditional Horse Ride
Take a traditional horse and carriage ride through the town, available near the harbour of Aegina Town.


General services

City Hall Aegina Town
Telephone: (0030) 22970 2444

Fire Brigade
We have an excellent Fire Brigade on duty 24 hours a day at various watch points throughout the Island.
If you spot a fire, please help them by notifying immediately the following numbers:

Telephone Task Force: 191
Telephone Axia Pirea: (0030) 210-4115555
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22171 or 22220 or 25558

Fire is so destructive, call everyone!! ---
Do not assume "someone else called in".


Police Aegina Town

Telephone: (0030) 22970 22100

Police Aghia Marina
Telephone: (0030) 22970 71201

Port Police Aegina Town
Telephone: (0030) 22970 22328

Post
The main Post office can be found in Aegina town by the bus terminal.

Open: Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 14:00
Closes: Saturday and Sunday

Stamps are sold at most places that sell postcards. Greek letterboxes are painted yellow, and there is one in Aghia Marina right outside the Picadilly Hotel.

Tourist Police Aegina Town
Telephone: (0030) 22970 23333 and 27777