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The Aegina Island

So, what is it about Aegina island that attracts so many people to spend their precious holidays here year after year and makes Aegina island so popular among the Greeks? Why do others dream about living on the island of Aegina all year long and some actually take the plunge and do it by relocating here permanently? Curious?
Once you experience it for yourself you will understand.

Enter into the bustling Port of Aegina Town and drink in the view: a moon crescent harbour with fishing boats, fruit filled caiques, and glamorous yachts jostling for position. Once on Aegina island you can enjoy island life.

One of the joys of travel is to experience local food and drink. Do as the Greeks do and simply enjoy a slow coffee at one of the sea-front cafes. Snack on fresh cheese and spinach pastries from the bakery and fruit from the caiques. A true delight is ouzo with mezedes or a cold beer in the sunny afternoon.

If you decide to stay overnight, finish your day as you started by doing as the Greeks do and enjoy a late dinner in one of the fantastic tavernas. Salad, fresh fish, grilled meat next to the splashing sea water.

Pull on your comfy shoes and explore our natural landscapes. There is some excellent walking to be had on Aegina island; ancient abandoned villages on hillsides; awe inspiring olive tree groves; clamber to the top of Mount Oros with its fantastic sea views & pistachio tree orchards (Aegina’s island most famous export).

Those visitors who are excited by learning about history will not be disappointed by what Aegina island has to offer. The myth has it that the island took its name from the most beautiful of the twenty daughters of Asopos, the river god, who eloped with Zeus to the then deserted island.

In historical terms, there is evidence that the island was inhabited from as early as 3500 B.C.
Hop on the Guided Bus Tour of the Aegina island, starting with a visit to the Temple of Afea which is the best preserved temple in Greece and one of the 3 temples forming the famous “Sacred Triangle” of Greek antiquity. Built on top of a wooded hill, it offers the most magnificent view over the Aegina island, the Saronic Gulf, Piraeus City and Salamina Island.

We visit this island with the famous "Athens One Day Cruise"

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  • 30,00 km (18 nautical miles) from Piraeus Port
It is famous for:
  • Temple of Afea
  • Growing of Pistachio
  • Monastery of Ag. Nektarios
  • Palaiochora
  • The house of Nikos Kazantzakis
  • The first city of the western world to mint coins