Aegina Geography

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, via the Corinth Canal. Aegina lies southwest of Piraeus, at only an hour's trip by regular ferry (16 nautical miles away) and north of the Peloponnese and Methana Town. Aegina, an island with a long history since 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 northwest shore of the island, which is also the main harbor of the island. Many other natural harbors are scattered around the island. These are much smaller than the main ones they are the ports of the little resorts of Agia Marina, Perdika and Souvala. The biggest bay, Marathon Bay, is located on the west of the island. This is where the Greek ships moored before the historical Battle of Salamis in the 5th century BC, 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 for the inhabitants.

Two small islands are found opposite the western coast of Aegina - Moni and Agistri. Moni is an almost deserted island reachable from the village of Perdika (10 minutes by taxi boat). Agistri is larger and has a population of around 500 inhabitants.

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