AEGINA Beaches

Aegina has a few decent beaches that will keep you cool and relaxed over the hot summer months. they can be visited on a day-trip from Athens with a fast catamaran.

Agia Marina Beach

  • Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Our Rating of What the Water Feels Like: 2/5
  • Beach Berm:Sand, Shingle, Large Pebbles, small Pebbles, Rock
  • Seafloor: Sand, Shingle, Large Pebbles, Small Pebbles, Rock
  • Access: Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities: Hotel,restaurant, bar at the beach. Town within walking distance.
    Organized Beach (trash collection, umbrellas, showers etc.)
  • RV / Camper Accessibility: Some room for Parking, but otherwise campers are explicitly forbidden.
  • Snorkeling: Sandy sea floor
  • Notes: Agia Marina is arguably the best beach of Aegina Island, although in itself it would not be enough to make Aegina a holiday destination. It is near the ancient temple of Aphaia, and as such it could be the first port of call for those who visit Aegina for this exquisite ancient ruin.
  • The beach is made of soft sand and it is very shallow throughout, making it an ideal place for small children. The way it is crowded by hotels and parasols however, does not make the scenery very attractive.

Aegina Town Beach

  • Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Our Rating of What the Water Feels Like: 1/5
  • Beach Berm: Sand
  • Seafloor: Sand and rocks
  • Access: Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
  • Amenities: Town within walking distance
  • RV / Camper Accessibility: Campers explicitly forbidden
  • Water Sports: None
  • Snorkeling: It does not look promising, so we did not snorkel. However, the ruins of the ancient military peer are visible on the beach and it might be fun to see them through a diving mask.
  • Notes: This is the little sandy patch to the North of Aegina town. It is within walking distance from the peer where the ferries dock so it might be a good place to cool off as you wait to catch a ride to Piraeus or to Poros.
  • Otherwise, it is not a beach to which anyone would deliberately travel to swim. One of the unique aspects of the beach is that it coincides with the “hidden port”, or the ancient military harbor.

Map

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