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 Folk art from the islands of the Saronic Gulf | One Day Cruise

Folk art from the islands of the Saronic Gulf

The islands of the Saronic Gulf have a rich tradition of folk art that is of particular interest. If you like folklore, on your next visit, don't miss out on discovering these unique local treasures.

 Local flavors of Aegina - Pistachio | One Day Cruise

Local flavors of Aegina - Pistachio

Like any other place, the special flavors of Aegina are based on its own traditional products. And a key staple of local Aegean cuisine could be no other than pistachio.

Pistachios

Its cultivation started in 1920 on the island and only in 1994 the product became PDO (Protected Designation of Origin). Two years later, his name was officially published in the European Union newspaper. The Aeginians put the peanut in all their recipes. They make spoon sweets and jams, biscuits and nuts. In addition they make syrupy pastries, croissants, cookies, pastels and liqueurs, chocolates, peanut butter, pistachio pistachio and pistachio, ie a liqueur-flavored pistachio paste.

If you visit Aegina and go out for a meal, you will find that the pistachio has invaded many traditional recipes that fit perfectly. Feel free to try a pistachio dish, it will surprise you. As for the Pistachio Festival, it takes place on the island every year in early September and if you are there you will have the opportunity to try it in all versions. And of course shopping for traditional products that you find anyway throughout the year.

Mountain greens

Nutmeg, zucchini, cardamides, porridge, are some of the names of the greens that grow in Aegina that the locals collect to make delicious pies.

Tsigara

It is a spice made from the top of fresh milk.

Geremezi

It is a fresh, creamy goat cheese and has a sour but rich taste. It used to be prepared in spring and summer, but now you can find it and ask for it easily.

Katsoula

It is a Saronic fish with a sweet taste. However, it is located in Aegina, where they fish because of the special composition of its waters.

Retsina of Aegina

Together with the rosettes and sabbaticals they are mainly produced for local consumption. Bulk for sale you can find if you take a stroll in the vineyards of Mesagros.

Olive Oil

Finally, in Aegina you will find a small local olive oil production.

 

 The custom of Leidinos in Aegina | One Day Cruise

The custom of Leidinos in Aegina

The custom of Leidinos, is a unique custom of Aegina that symbolizes the end of summer and summer jobs in the fields. It also symbolizes the passage in autumn and winter. Every year on September 14, on the day of the Cross, this custom is revived in the village of Kypseli, through a special theatrical event. It is accompanied by a lot of dancing and singing.

 The miraculous Saint Nektarios of Aegina | One Day Cruise

The miraculous Saint Nektarios of Aegina

Saint Nektarios of Aegina

It is one of the largest orthodox monasteries in Greece and throughout the Balkans. The Holy Trinity Monastery with the church of Agios Nektarios is one of the top sights in Aegina. It attracts believers who want to worship, pray, and heal. Whether you are a fan of religious tourism or not, it is worth visiting if you are on the island.

10 reasons to visit Saronic Islands

10 reasons to visit Saronic Islands

Endless blue, places and attraction with old history, secret beaches and excellent cuisine are just some of the reasons to visit Saronic Islands.

11th Aegina Fistiki Festival, a feast you must not miss

11th Aegina Fistiki Festival, a feast you must not miss

Aegina is inextricably linked to the pistachio, which has been a PDO since 1997 and is internationally recognized as the best of its kind. 

The island is preparing to host the Aegina Fistiki Fest for the 11th year. The Pistachio Festival in Aegina is the island's largest celebration of a fruit that has been combined like nothiing else with Aegina.

3 get-away destinations close to Athens

3 get-away destinations close to Athens

Hydra, Poros, Aegina: What do they have in common? These three beautiful islands are the 3 best and closest get-away destinations in Athens.

A look at the architecture of the Argosaronic Gulf

A look at the architecture of the Argosaronic Gulf

Apart from the magnificent beaches with crystal clear waters, picturesque alleys and local cuisine, Argosaronic is ideal for architecture lovers and history scholars. So let's take a look at its architecture.

Activities for culture lovers

Activities for culture lovers

Each one of Saronic islands is also a culture of culture open to every visitor. Below you can explore the choices you have in activities as a culture enthusiast.

Activities for travelers in Athens

Activities for travelers in Athens

The long history of Athens, its youthful disposition, the hospitality of its inhabitants and its multiculturalism make it a top tourist destination. Travelers will love its History and be thrilled with its nightlife. They can interfere with everyday life but they will use it as a base for excursions. In conclusion, here are the best activities for travelers in Athens to get the most out of it

Aegina - The ideal day trip from Athens | One Day Cruise

Aegina - The ideal day trip from Athens

It is a fact that everyone has missed a day trip due to travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But if you are now making a list of the destinations you would like to visit, do not forget to include Aegina. Just an hour and a half from the port of Piraeus and less if you prefer the dolphin. Aegina is full of images that will be unforgettable. And that is why it is considered the ideal day trip from Athens.

Aegina in Mythology | One Day Cruise

Aegina in Mythology

Searching for the history and historical elements of a place, it is customary to go even further to discover the myths associated with it. Aegina was very popular in Mythology. Its myths became known from the hymns of Pindar and the epics of Homer. Besides, it has been inhabited since 404 BC, so it is a place with, if nothing else, a rich history.

Aegina: The first capital of the Greek state One Day Cruise

Aegina: The first capital of the Greek state

Those who are well acquainted with Greek History know that the beautiful Aegina was fortunate to be designated as the first capital of the newly formed Greek State, after the period of the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Archaelogical Sites of Saronic Gulf

Archaelogical Sites of Saronic Gulf

Are you looking for archaeological sites with special interest, near Athens?

Well, here are the archaeological sites of Saronic Gulf that you should definitely put on your list:

Christmas customs in the Saronic Gulf | One Day Cruise

Christmas customs in the Saronic Gulf

During Christmas and New Year, the islands of the Saronic Gulf wear their "Festives" to celebrate the birth of Christ and the coming of the new year. Like every place, Hydra, Poros and Aegina have old and new Christmas customs, which they revive every year.

Destinations close to Athens

Destinations close to Athens | One Day Cruise

Athens can be ideal base for one-day excursions that bring you closer to nature, monuments of particular interest and historical destinations. It is easy for residents of Athens to choose one of the following nearby destinations. There are very nice nearby destinations that someone can choose to travel close to Athens.

Fistiki Fest | One Day Cruise

Fistiki Fest

One of the most famous festivals in all of Greece is the Pistachio Festival or the Fistiki Fest that takes place every September in Aegina. The pistachio of Aegina is the most famous local, traditional product of the island. Of course it stands out for its excellent quality and taste. The Festival usually takes place in the middle of the month and lasts for three days.