Aegina, the little island with the huge story!
So near from Athens, the picturesque Aegina with the small beaches and the countless pistachio trees, invites you to explore it and spend unforgettable moments. Among the first images you will encounter on arrival are the carriages next to the port, the neoclassical buildings that adorn the coastal road of the island city and the church of Panagitsa (as the locals call it). An important island for the country since it was the first capital of Greece. With a great history even from ancient times it has a lot to show to its visitors. Top archeological site is the Temple of Aphaia, which is on the east side of the island on a pine-covered hill.
Aegina, this beautiful island of the Saronic Gulf, offers many holiday options, as it is also offered for more relaxed holidays but also for crazy ones.
There are many choices between beaches, beach bars, night clubs, water activities and exploration. In the city of Aegina you will find a variety of shops for coffee, drinks and food. Even for your most relaxed nights on the island you can watch movies that are shown in the summer cinemas. It is also worth visiting Perdika - the fishing village of the island where you will have the opportunity to try fresh seafood and finally in Agia Marina where it provides everything for a full day from morning till night. An important point of the island is the Church and the Monastery of Agios Nektarios (protector of the island) and it is one of the largest Orthodox pilgrimages in the whole Christian world.
Enjoy the traditional cuisine of Aegina
This island has a unique product, the "shelled pistachio of Aegina". It is worth trying some of the traditional recipes as well as the special recipes with the ingredient Aegina pistachio - they will surely excite you. Some local recipes are the octopus juvette, the frying soup, the roast lamb or goat with pistachio crust, the pistachio pate, the fish fillet with pesto, the cuttlefish with wine and the well-known eggplant pie. We suggest you buy local delicacies and products that contain Aegina pistachio for your friends and family.
Best time to visit Aegina
Aegina is an island for all seasons, in summer it is suitable to enjoy its endless sandy beaches and its crystal clear waters.
How to use transportation in Aegina
Port transfer options
Just an hour and fifteen minutes by conventional boat or about 35 minutes by flying dolphin from the port of Piraeus. In addition, the approaching ports of the island are Souvala and the port of Agia Marina.
In Aegina, if you do not have your own car, you can rent one on the spot. But you can also choose between taxis, buses, carriages and bicycles.