Travel guide

Aigio


General info

Welcome to Aigio...

Aigio is located at the northern Part of the Peloponnese and is the second largest city in the Prefecture of Achaia. It is built amphitheatrically near the beautiful coasts of the Corinthian golf and has approximately 30,000 residents. It’s an ideal location, just 39 Km from Patras and 175 Km from Athens away makes it one of the most beloved destinations for holidays. In addition Kalavryta and Mountainous Corinthia (Orini Corinthia) –which are famous winter destinations - are only a breath away.

 

In the past…

Aigio was built by “Pelasgians”. Later, the Ionians settled there and years later the Achaeans followed and occupied the region. It was the centre of historical and cultural events, having the supremacy over the rest Achaean cities. At a distance of approximately 7.5 Km from Aigio, lies the famous ancient city “Eliki”, with the recently discovered “Elikonios” Poseidon Temple. Unfortunately the city sank totally by a disastrous earthquake in 373 B.C. After Eliki’s destruction, Aigio became the centre of Achaean Administration and several years later the Pan-Hellenic Assembly decided there to start the famous Trojan campaign. In 146B.C. the city was conquered by Romans, while the subsequent history describes many conquerors and invaders. During the Byzantine period Aigio was captured by the Slavs, which renamed it in “Vostitsa”. But the important thing is that Aigio didn’t lose its significance over the years and maintained its traditions.

 

Nowadays…

Aigio is a historical city, full of preserved buildings that describe its long history and offer a glance through the centuries. The Church of “Panagia Tripiti”, built on a rock that separates the seaside from the centre, Ernst Ziller’s buildings, the Archaeological Museum (old City Market), the Church of “Panagia Faneromeni” with the religious frescoes made by the famous painter “Fanelis” and the Church of “Isodia tis Theotokou”, are only some of the attractions that the city has to offer.

Sight seeing

If you happen to come by or stay in this beautiful city, then
you can visit:

 

  • The magnificent Church "Panagia Tripiti", a monumental building on the rock

  • The square “Ipsila Alonia”

  • The archaeological museum of Aigio

  • The Church “Panagia Faneromeni”,- with the religious frescoes by Constantine Fanelis- which constitutes the Metropolitan Temple of Aigio

  • go for a walk along the coastline , discover the 12 fountains and enjoy the beautiful view to the sea

  • If you visit Aigio during the summer, don’t miss to spend a day at the beautiful beaches “Aliki” and “Degeliotika”

How to go

By Car:

Aigio is located at a distance of 173 Km from Athens. Once you get in Attiki Odos (towards Elefsina) continue your trip on the national highway Athens-Corinth for approximately 80 km (50-60 minutes journey). Once you have left Corinth behind you, continue your journey towards the city of Patras by following the relevant road signs. Keep travelling on the highway for approximately 95 km and finally take the exit which will lead you to the town of Aigio.

 

Total travel time : 120-130 minutes


By Bus:

There are daily itineraries from Athens to Aigio. The departure point is at the main bus station of Athens. (KTEL Busses Kifisos - Kifissou 100, on the national road of Athens).

 

For more information please call:

KTEL Busses Athens :  ☎ (+30) 210 2124913

KTEL Busses Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 22424

 

By Train:

OSE Train station Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 22385

OSE Train station Athens :  ☎ (+30) 210 5131601

 

 

For more information and itineraries, please visit the following websites: 

http://www.proastiakos.net  and  http://www.ose.gr

Useful telephones

Police Station Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 - 22100, 23200


Taxi Station Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 - 26124 - 26


Health Center Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 - 22222, 26436


Drugstores Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 - 20772, 60302, 22289


Post office Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 62364


Agrotiki Bank Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 27150


National Bank Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 29540


Alpha Bank Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 22560


Eurobank :  (+30) 26910 25997


Citizen Service Centre (KEP) Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 68393


Municipality Offices Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 - 22200, 25555


Fire Department Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 22199


Port Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 22385


Museum of Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 62016


Archaiological Museum Aigio :  ☎ (+30) 26910 21517

Distances

From the city of Aigio to:

 

Athens

174 km

Thessaloniki

494 km

Piraeus

170 km

Larisa

343 km 

Volos

316 km 

Ioannina

411 km 

Zakynthos

151 km 

Pylos

281 km 

Kalamata

242 km

Nafplio

145 km 

Patras

39 km 

Sparti

219 km 

Corinth

94 km 

Igoumenitsa

314 km

Pyrgos

136 km