Swimming in Aegina

The turquoise waters surrounding the island offer swimming to suit everyone's tastes. The sea is shallow at most of the beaches making it ideal for families with small children.


The popular package resort of Agia Marina along the Eastern coast has a nice beach but during July and August you're more likely to drown in the crowds on the beach than in the water.
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This small island adjacent from Perdika has a beach more stunning than any of the beaches on Aegina. A small boat leaves from Perdika several times a day to ferry people back and forth.
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If you continue south on the coastal road from Agia Marina, you will soon arrive in the charming fishing village of Portes. Its small pebble beach along with the community itself is one of Aegina's best kept secrets.
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Swimming in Souvalas is done via its rocky beach, backed by tavernas and cafes along the waterfront. The beach is organized with umbrellas and lounge chairs and is popular with Greek tourists in the summer.
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Continuing eastward along the coastal road brings you to the small resort of Vagia. It's a calm and pleasant village with an excellent sandy beach (arguably one of the island's best) and there are chairs and umbrellas available in a section of the beach.
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The small village of Aeginitissa on the the west coast is located 3 kilometers north of Perdika on the coastal road which leads to Aegina town. The beach is sandy and set in a lovely cove surrounded by trees. There are umbrellas and sun loungers available and the sunsets here are some of the best on the island.
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Despite its close proximity to the port, you'll feel worlds apart at this pleasant organized beach below the archaeological site of Kolona. The green trees which line the coast and the mesmerizing shades of the blue sea offer the perfect setting for those who prefer to stay close to the town.
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The Bay of Marathonas is backed by greenery and has a few beaches along its coast ranging from sandy to very rocky. Some parts are organized and popular while others are more remote. Various marine activities such as kayaking are available here and the shops along the beach rent equipment.
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The fishing village of Perdika is a popular resort with a rocky beach which is accessed by a series of rocky steps and backed by trees. There are several seafood tavernas and cafes along the waterfront and the beach is organized with umbrellas and trees. Perdika is located 9 kilometers south of Aegina Town.
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