Agia Marina Aegina is the island’s trademark and the most organized, in terms of tourism, settlement of the island (along with the city of Aegina).
You will fall in love with Agia Marina even before you get there, since the way that you follow to approach it is through pine forests and some of the most important sights of the island, such as the Monastery of Agios Nektarios, the medieval Paleochora with remnants of old churches and the Temple of Aphaia built in 500 BC.
The huge sandy beach
Agia Marina boasts the largest sandy beach on the whole island of Aegina. If you enjoy crowds, this is your beach. Shallow blue waters, water sports facilities, shade and comfort arrangements, refreshments, all make sure you will have a great time without much effort.
If you are up for something more relaxed, go a little further and lay your towel on one of its rocky bays. Hereabouts you will enjoy underwater fishing while the view of pine trees and turquoise waters will compensate you. Very close to the area is the beach bar Sotos, which offers an organized setting on a scenery of cliffs.
- The 14 km journey from the port, towards the eastern side of the island, is really something that you should not miss.
- Dozens of hotels, tavernas, bars and shops attract a large portion of the island’s visitors.
- When the sun goes down, the city dons its evening garb with people going from one bar to the other for drinks and cocktails until the morning.
- Agia Marina Aegina connects directly to Piraeus, and this is another reason that justifies the increased preference of visitors for it.
The feast of Agia Marina takes place every year on July 17 in the picturesque homonymous church and animates the city.
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