When you drive from Aegina town towards Perdika, halfway you will pass the beach of Marathonas. This organised beach is one of the most visited beaches on the island. It is sandy and the water is shallow, because of this it is a popular beach for families with small kids. Sunbeds are FREE for the guests of the various restaurants.
Marathonas is really busy during the summer months but if you arrive early in the morning (around 9:00) you will have the beach to yourself until 11:00 when most of the people arrive. Those arriving early, can also enjoy the beautiful blue colours of the sea. When the sky is clear, you can enjoy the view towards Moni island on your left with Methana behind it, and more in front you can see the island of Agistri with the Peloponnese in the background. In the summer months the sun sets is between 20:00 and 21:00 and they are stunning! It is really worthwhile to be on the beach around that time. Strangely enough most Greeks leave before, to get home and get ready for the night ..... In the autumn you can experience the most spectacular sunsets when the sun sets behind the island of Moni.
Beachlife on Marathonas starts at Greek Easter when the beach restaurants open for the first time. At the beginning of June, the entire beach is fully operating with all sunbeds and umbrellas in place. The beach season finishes at the end of October.