We always like to try and get onto a boat wherever we go so we’ve hopped on a ferry from Athens to one of the closest islands.
Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands 17 miles from Athens. The name comes from Aegina, the mother of the hero Aeacus, who was born on the island and became its king.
It’s lovely to be back on an island as that’s the usual Greek experience for us.
We’ve visited lots of them including Santorini, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Skiathos, Skopolos and Alonnisos!
Due to its proximity to Athens, it is a popular vacation place during the summer months, with quite a few Athenians owning second houses on the island.
Apart from tourism, Pistachios have made Aegina famous all over the world.
It is estimated that pistachio cultivation covers 29,000 acres of the island while the total production reaches 2,700 tons per year.