Aegina, Greece – a blend of culture, history, and natural beauty

A tranquil escape

Aegina is a Greek island located in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, 40 minutes to an hour from Athens by ferry. It’s known for its pretty beaches, the production of pistachios, and has many historical sites. It has a dry climate, and the landscape includes both fertile plains and rugged, mountainous areas.

The island offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle of modern life. Known for its rich history and natural landscapes, the island is dotted with olive groves and bordered by beaches that provide a quiet escape. Traditional houses and winding streets add to the island’s charm, giving visitors a glimpse into the relaxed pace of life here.

Rich in history

Temple of Aphaia, Aegina Greece

Aegina is a sanctuary of both natural beauty and historical significance. The Temple of Aphaia, a well-preserved Doric temple, offers insights into the ancient world, standing as a highlight for any history enthusiast. A stroll through Aegina’s markets and streets reveals a blend of historical sites alongside the conveniences of contemporary living.

Temple of Aphaia, Aegina Greece
Port and waterfront with small houses in Aegina town on sunny summer day, Saronic Islands, Greece

Creative inspiration

Aegina - Greece - harbour with town and church in background

Aegina has a reputation for inspiring creativity. Its varied landscape and vibrant local culture provide a backdrop for artists of all mediums. The island supports this creative pursuit with various galleries, making it a hub for artists to hone their craft or find new inspiration.

Culinary delights

Greek food - deep friend squid and Greek salad

The island is famed for its pistachios, but its culinary offerings don’t stop there. Along the bustling harbour, an array of charming tavernas serve up fresh seafood from the surrounding waters, and vegetables ripened under the Mediterranean sun.

Greek food - deep friend squid and Greek salad

A welcoming retreat

Aegina offers a unique experience with its blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and cultural vibrancy. The island encapsulates the essence of Greece. For those travelling alone, especially women, Aegina is celebrated for its warm and safe environment. Combine this with an all-inclusive art retreat meticulously organised. All travel details are taken care of from when you reach Piraeus, the Athens main port, providing a comfortable, hassle-free environment for self-discovery and relaxation.

Sue Mac Dougall, your Love My Greece Art Retreat Hostess

Aegina, Greece - clear blue waters of the mediterranean sea