Aegina Geography

Aegina Geography
Information about the geography of Aegina, Greece

Aegina is located in the middle of the Saronic Gulf, delimited by the Sounion Cape, on the peninsula of Attica and Skeleon Cape, on the peninsula of Argolis. The Saronic Gulf is linked to the Gulf of Corinth, to the west, by the Corinth Canal. Aegina is south west of Piraeus, at only one hour trip by regular ferry (at 16 nautical miles away) and north of the Peloponnese and Methana Town. Aegina, an island with long history since the ancient times, is found in the middle between the island of Salamis and the island of Poros.

The island is quite mountainous and rocky. Its highest mountain is Mount Oros, rising at an altitude of 539 m. The capital of the island is Aegina Town, lying on the north west shore of the island, which is also the main harbour of the island. Many other natural harbours are scattered around the island. These are much smaller of the main one they are the ports of the little resorts of Agia Marina, Perdika and Souvala.On the west of the island is located the biggest of its bays called Marathon Bay. This is where the Greek ships moored before the historical Battle of Salamina in the 5th century B.C, among the fleets of the Athenians and the Persians.

The geography of Aegina is known for its amazing beaches and coves. Aegina is a verdant and fertile island, covered by pine trees and olive trees and producing various kinds of agricultural products such as pistachios, figs, almonds, grapes and olives. Fishing, farming and tourism are the main sources of income of the inhabitants. On the western coast of Aegina, there are two little islets, Moni and Agistri. Moni is an almost deserted island reachable from the village of Perdika (10 minutes by taxi boat). Agistri is much larger and has a population of around 500 inhabitants.

Map of Aegina

Map Aegina map View the map of Aegina with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port.
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