The villages of Aegina
Aegina island is one of the Saronic islands. Other Saronic islands are Agistri, Salamina, Poros & Hydra. Next to that Aegina island belongs (together with the municipalities of Agistri, Hydra, Kythira, Poros, Salamina, Spetses & Troizinia) to the peripheral unit “Islands“. “Islands” is one the 8 parts of the periphery of Attika. The island of Aegina covers an surface of 87.41 km2 and a lovely nature, there are areas covered with a pine forests, there a some wedlands and bare mountains. Around the whole island you will find lots of beaches and spots where locals swim and are sunbathing on the rocks.
The municipality of Aegina island is subdivided into the following five communities: Aegina town (7783), Kipseli (1949), Mesagros (1603), Perdika (743) & Vathi (1474).
(population in 2001 in brackets). These communities include the villages listed below this text..
Almost all the villages are inhabited and connected by a concrete road and easily accessible by car or motor bike. Each village on the island has its own character. You can visit fishing villages, inland villages & mountain villages with stone built houses. The population of the island, normally around 13.500, can double in the month of August. During this period a lot of Athenians are spending the holiday in their privately owned holiday homes on the island. A lot of houses are only occupied during the weekends, at Easter time and the month of August.
If you are looking for a place to stay for your holiday, accommodation can be found in Aegina town, Aeginitissa, Agia Marina, Marathonas, Mesagros, Perdika, Souvala & Agii and Vagia. The biggest holiday village is Agia Marina. This summer resort with a big sandy beach offers a wide range of (lower priced) accommodation and is lively from June until the end of August.
Aegina town is the biggest community on the island. All year through Ferries & Flying Dolphins are connecting Pireaus with the main port in Aegina town. The port of Aegina is a populair sailors destination. Unlike most of the other villages on the island, Aegina town is lively all year through. There are restaurants, cafeteria’s, bars, shops, car & motor bike rentals, cinemas (3 summer and 1 winter cinema) a post office & various banks with ATM’s. Aegina town is a perfect base for your discovery of the island, particulairly in the off season months when the weather is not too hot.