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My best spots in Aegina

Aegina ● Saronic islands ● 28 July 2017
 

Aegina is an island near Athens, which is located only 1 hour by ferry from the Greek capital. I spend my summers in Aegina since I remember myself. I think of Aegina just like a suburb of Athens, a sweet island with pink reflections in its landscape and a sea, which has crystal waters, like being in Aegean Sea. Nowadays, after so many years, I have discovered every corner of the island, every small and large village that constitutes this heaven on earth that close to the largest city of Greece.

My favourite picture of Aegina is the old traditional port with its neoclassical buildings, as it seems from the boat reaching the quay. A small white chapel creates the ideal scenery for an island, and the best time of the day is the sunset, when the whole port and the houses of the town take the charming colours of the sun sinking into the sea.

I like also the cozy fishing village of Perdika, on the other side of the island, where you can literally forget being so close to Athens. Greek taverns with fresh fish, caiques and the hospitable locals make you feel that you spend amazing moments on the island.

The lighthouse, on the road to Souvala, the second port of Aegina, is the best spot to watch the sunset. Sitting at the edge of the peninsula, near the insular church that will remind you of Cyclades, is a magnificent way to explore the hidden beauty of Aegina.


In a close distance to the lighthouse, is located the archaeological site of Kolona, where the ruins of the Temple of Apollo stand imposing, and a column dominates the scenery and the beach under the cliff. Pine trees until the coastline and deep blue waters create a wonderful landscape.


On the other side of the island, near the village of Perdika. are located the astonishing beaches of Kleidi and Klima. These beaches are that beautiful because they look like the beaches of the Aegean Islands. Wild landscape, emerald waters and total privacy are the characteristics of these secluded beaches that make them my favourite sea spots of Aegina.

If you want something organised, the beach of Aeginitissa in a close distance, with a legendary beach bar, is the perfect place to have fun, meet new people, drink cocktails by the sea and spend moments on the beach until late. Near the beach, I eat in the tavern of Aeginitissa, which has creative cuisine and is situated literally by the sea.

The Temple of Aphaea is of course one of the most significant spots on the island, and I love it because many people don't know it, and it is one the calmest and least crowded historical sites in the wider area of Athens. The temple stands proud on the top of a cliff in a pine-tree forest, overlooking the Aegean Sea and reminding of Aegina's glorious past.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Ulrika Hotel
Ulrika Hotel
P. Grigoriou E', 18010 Aegina, Greece

Ulrika Hotel is located in Aegina, just 1 minute walk from the beach. Aigina Port is a 7-minute walk away. Agia Marina is 13 km away.

Hotel in Aegina, Greece Liberty II
Liberty II
Agia Marina, 18010 Aegina, Greece

Hotel Liberty II is located in the popular sea-side resort of Aegina, Agia Marina, just 3 minutes walk from the longest beach of the island. The main port of the island and the town is at 13.2 km. Aegina island can be easily reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), or Agistri and Methana islands.


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