Looking for a day trip idea from Athens? Or just need something to do? Aegina, Greece is an island located just an hour off the mainland, making it the perfect getaway from the bustling city of Athens! You won’t want to miss this picturesque destination called Aegina Island.
A new thing I’m trying — photo diaries.
Considering I spend most of my time taking pictures, I’ve decided to try create a sort of online photo diary for various places around the earth.
Also, I feel that a photo diary is one of the best ways to really express the different qualities, fantastic details, and spectacular sites of a destination.
This particular photo diary dedicated to the amazing island of Aegina, Greece.
Located in the Saronic Gulf, Aegina is just a short, one hour ferry ride from the city of Athens. On this beautiful island, visitors can find relaxing beaches, cool cafes, stunning architecture, and amazing archaeological sites.
Even though it’s the perfect day trip and a great place to getaway from the city of Athens, this greek island is damn near untouched! When you step off the ferry, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the Greek island life and see how the locals live.
Take a stroll through the tiny little island lanes, taste some of the best pistachios in the world, Aegina’s pink pistachios (yes, pink!), visit the breathtaking Temple of Aphaea, dip your toes in the ocean on one of the many empty beaches, and be awed by the beautiful monastery of Agios Nektarios.
With a place this spectacular, and Aegina’s close proximity to Athens, it’s a wonder how tourists haven’t uncovered this secret paradise yet!
So, check out these photos below of Aegina, Greece! I have no doubt you’ll want to visit this picturesque Saronic island ASAP.
25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Aegina, Greece:
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So, are you thoroughly inspired to visit Aegina, Greece? I thought so. If not, check out my pictures of the Oregon Coast and maybe you’ll be inspired to visit that breathtaking part of the United States!
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