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Animal poisoning

2017-11-17T14:00:29+00:00

Unfortunately lots of dogs and cats are getting poisoned on Aegina, although it's against the law and totally unhuman! Although local authorities are aware of this situation, too little has been done to stop these practices, the killers are still around! Please read the text below to prepare yourself to save an animal in case

Animal poisoning 2017-11-17T14:00:29+00:00

Aegina is a nice place for a pleasant journey

2016-12-01T16:48:43+00:00

Aegina, which is one Greece’s Saronic Islands, is dubbed the Pistachio Island because of the numerous pistachio trees that you can see practically everywhere. This lovely island is also famous for its centuries-old Doric Temple or better known as the Temple of Aphaea, which is dedicated to the Greek Goddess, Aphaea. If you desire to

Aegina is a nice place for a pleasant journey 2016-12-01T16:48:43+00:00

Walking guide to 42 Greek islands

2017-06-21T10:42:22+00:00

Walking guide to 42 Greek islands (1987) © Gerald Ephraim Nektarios Thompson, Mesagros, Aegina, Greece, 2014. Transcription by David Royle, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. First Edition: 15 March 2014. CLICK HERE to read the walking guide online CLICK HERE to download the PDF Gerald Thompson was born in 1933 in the Northern English industrial town

Walking guide to 42 Greek islands 2017-06-21T10:42:22+00:00

Nostimi Gi on Aegina

2014-05-07T06:25:59+00:00

Greek TV cook Vasilis Kallidis did visit with his programme Nostimi Gi Aegina island last February. He cooked on various locations. The programme was broadcasted on Sunday 23th of March on Alpha Channel. On top of this page you see the trailer of the programme. CLICK HERE to see Nostimi Gi on Aegina (full programme)

Nostimi Gi on Aegina 2014-05-07T06:25:59+00:00

Nettle pie – a tradition in Aegina on Tsiknopempti

2017-06-21T10:42:22+00:00

In books about local traditions we find 'general' traditions for every season of the year, practically for every week of the month too! For today, Thursday, Tsiknopempti, they write about Nettle pie.

Nettle pie – a tradition in Aegina on Tsiknopempti 2017-06-21T10:42:22+00:00

The Kleidona tradition

2017-06-21T10:42:22+00:00

“Kleidona” in Homer meant something unknowable, but later on came to mean a form of divination. As a custom, it derives from ancient Greece and the wild Dionysiac festivals and it is mentioned in Byzantine chronicles. Recently in Aegina the custom was revived after many years: “For the older ones to remember, and the younger

The Kleidona tradition 2017-06-21T10:42:22+00:00

Celebrate Easter the traditional Greek way

2017-06-21T10:42:24+00:00

Greeks worldwide are preparing to celebrate their pascha or Greek Orthodox Easter. Considered the most important holiday on the Greek calendar, Orthodox Easter’s uniqueness lies more in the week leading up the event rather than the actual religious holiday.

Celebrate Easter the traditional Greek way 2017-06-21T10:42:24+00:00

The Lady Lent

2017-06-21T10:42:24+00:00

During my beautiful, carefree, childhood years the preparations for the celebration of Easter began during the last week of the Carnival. In our schools, every class, particularly the younger pupils, made The lady Lent on the Saturday (the school week was then six days!) before Cheese Fare Sunday! The materials were always the same, a sheet of cardboard, white on one side and grey on the other, a writing pad with its transparent pape r to copy the design, and some carbon paper for better results!

The Lady Lent 2017-06-21T10:42:24+00:00