All over the Aeginian landscape you’ll find beautiful flowers and trees. The island is best known for its pistachios but olive and almond trees are also found frequently around the island. Pine trees are also abundant on the island, particularly in the north. Another aspect of Aegina’s landscape are the beautiful flowers that spring up in its valleys and hills such as the Grape Hyacinth and the Purple Orchid.
Pistachio production is the island chief agricultural pursuit and its producers have secured an EU mandate forbidding the use of the term ‘Aegina Pistachio’ to designate nuts from other origins. Harvest time is from late August through September and coincides with the island’s honorary celebration of the nut, Fistiki Fest.