Aegina is a small island located 16 nautical miles away from Athens. The municipality of Aegina consists of the island of Aegina and a few offshore islets. An extinct volcano constitutes two-thirds of Aegina. The northern and western sides consist of stony but fertile plains, which are well cultivated and produced luxurian crops of grain, with some cotton, vines, almonds, olives and figs but the most characteristic crop of Aegina today is pistachio. In the eastern side of the island is it’s most famous tourist attraction the temple of Aphaea dedicated to the goddess Aphaea. It stands on a c. 160 m peak on the eastern side of the island approximately 13 km east by road from the main port and it was built in 500 BC over the remains of an earlier temple of c. 570 BC.
We will depart at around 9 in the morning and about an hour later, we will get to choose our first swimming spot: either a quiet bay on the south of the island, or at the beautiful Moni islet, the tiny sister island of Aegina. The only inhabitants that will greet you on this pine tree grown islet are deers, wild goats and majestic peacocks! At about 14:00 we will head to the small fishing village of Perdika, to enjoy a traditional lunch full of Greek delicacies. If you are more into culture and history, we can go directly to the main port of Aegina, where you can take taxi to the temple of Aphaea or just stroll around the town. Do not forget to try the most amazing pistachio butter of all times, made right here in Aegina!
Departure from Anavyssos Palaia Fokaia port – Return to Anavyssos Palaia Fokaia port
09:00 – 19:00