Aegina is a beautiful Greek island that is only an hour and a half away from the mainland. You can easily get a ferry and have a little weekend vacation there.
The Greek island is filled with friendly people who take care of animals, serve excellent food and have beaches that will make you feel relaxed. It is also known to have the best pistachios in all of Greece.
Here are 6 things you should do when visiting Aegina.
Moni Eginas is a small island that is a 10 minute ride from the village Perdika. There is only one bar and a tiny beach that is organised with sunbeds.
However, the waters have beautiful shades of light blue and it is crystal clear. The island has a forest that you can explore, with deers and peacocks that are residents there.
Dine at Anthony’s Fish Tavern (Ψαροταβέρνα “Ο Αντώνης”)
Even though Aegina is known to have great restaurants, Anthony’s Fish Tavern really hits the spot. It has fresh fish and seafood for a decent price and each dish that you order will make you feel satisfied.
The fish tavern is located in the village Perdika, just next to the port with a picturesque view. All the dishes that you’ll try have the right balance of spices and flavours that are refreshing for the palate.
Swim at Sarpa Beach
Just by Perdika village is a small beach called Sarpa. It is organised and has limited sunbeds, but it does become a popular spot to lounge at.
It is advised to go there by car, since the route is on a cliff top that then leads down to the beach. The sea has a contrast of light and dark blue; with the most beautiful view to look at when sunbathing.
Have coffee a Souvala
Souvala is a village located in Aegina that is small and has a port where ferries and dolphin boats can arrive and depart from.
It is very cute as a village and has a handful of coffee shops and restaurants that you can hang out at. If you are looking for an area that is quiet but still has pretty views, then consider staying at or visiting Souvala.
There are also unorganised beaches nearby, which is convenient if you want to go for a swim.
Try the local products
Since Aegina is known all over Greece to have the best pistachios, it is only natural to want to try the local products.
In Aegina town there are little stalls set up that sell local products that you would have never seen before. All products include pistachios as the main ingredient and you can find anything such as candied pistachios, pistachio pesto, pistachio butter, pistachio ice cream and even pistachio marmalade.
Walk through Aegina town
Even though it may only seem natural to run straight to the beach, don’t forget to actually take your time to explore the main town as well.
Aegina town is very pretty and the deeper you explore, the more you will fall in love with it. Plus, it has some picture worthy views to take photos of for your trip there.
There are also locally owned boutiques and shops that all take care of the stray animals there and some even sell handcrafted products.