Aegina

Aegina

Things to do - general

Aegina is the biggest island among the Saronic ones and is singled out for the many different and interesting things that it may offer to its visitors.

It’s rich history and archeological and architectural landmarks give breath taking impression on visitors with exquisite taste for culture, history and beauty.

Along with its wonderful pistachio grove and olive tree landscapes, as well as with the numerous charming fishing villages and quiet golden beaches make it one of the favorite destinations among the Greek Islands.

Country Greece
Languages spokenGreek
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)87.41

Culture and history info

Aegina is roughly triangular in shape, approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) from east to west and 10 km (6.2 mi) from north to south, with an area of 87.41 km2 (33.75 sq mi).[5]

An extinct volcano constitutes two thirds of Aegina. The northern and western sides consist of stony but fertile plains, which are well cultivated and produce luxuriant crops of grain, with some cotton, vines, almonds, olives and figs,[2] but the most characteristic crop of Aegina today (2000s) is pistachio. Economically, the sponge fisheries are of notable importance. The southern volcanic part of the island is rugged and mountainous, and largely barren. Its highest rise is the conical Mount Oros (531 m) in the south, and the Panhellenian ridge stretches northward with narrow fertile valleys on either side.

The beaches are also a popular tourist attraction. Hydrofoil ferries from Piraeus take only forty minutes to reach Aegina; the regular ferry takes about an hour, with ticket prices for adults within the 4–15 euro range. There are regular bus services from Aegina town to destinations throughout the island such as Agia Marina. Portes is a fishing village on the east coast.

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One day cruise - Aegina - Agistri

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One day cruise - Aegina - Agistri

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One day cruise - Aegina - Agistri(private)

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One day cruise - Aegina - Hydra - Poros

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One day cruise - Aegina - Hydra - Poros

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