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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. 

25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit the Island of Aegina, Greece • Aegina Island, Greece

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:

The Temple of Aphaea | 25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Aegina, Greece

The sweet Temple of Aphaea.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Old bench with an *average* view.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Aegina’s Marina.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Some sweet rock formations on the coast.

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25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Maybe an ancient lighthouse? Who knows.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Just soaking up that vitamin D.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Sea view from a random church in the middle of nowhere.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

One of the many beaches on the island.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Steps to heaven maybe?

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25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Me creepily taking a candid picture of my lovely friend, Cassie.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Views.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

More views.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

The beautiful monastery of Agios Nektarios.

The Temple of Aphaea

The Temple of Aphaea.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Breathtaking sunset.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Some sweet doors.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Taking a little stroll in the super clear ocean. (Side story: people looked at me like I was crazy cause the water was probably 50° F [10° C] but being from Grand Forks, ND, I can survive anything.)

The marina on the island of Aegina, Greece at dusk.

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25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

*insert inspiring caption about pondering life while looking at the beautiful ocean*

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Unique doors are my favorite.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Temple of Aphaea, my personal favorite of all the temples I visited in Greece.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Photo-gasm, amirite?

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

Some random beach we found.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

The bench is just screaming at me to take a seat and admire that view.

25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece

With my luck, I will never get another picture like this. So take it all in.

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!

Sophie xx

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Need some travel inspiration? The gorgeous island of Aegina, just a 45 minute ferry ride from Athens, is your place to go! Here are 25 photos to inspire you to visit the island of Aegina, Greece | The Wanderful Me

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