Aegina Fistiki Fest - One Day Cruise

 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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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.

Fistiki Fest 2022 | One Day Cruise

Fistiki Fest 2022

Αν αναζητάτε έναν καλό λόγο για να επισκεφθείτε την Αίγινα, αυτός θα μπορούσε να είναι το Φεστιβάλ Φιστικιού. Πρόκειται για ένα μοναδικό γεγονός στην Ελλάδα που διοργανώνεται κάθε Σεπτέμβριο στο αγαπημένο νησί του Αργοσαρωνικού. Κι επειδή ο καιρός εκείνη την εποχή εξακολουθεί να είναι γλυκός και ζεστός, εκμεταλλευτείτε τον για να απολαύσετε τις παραλίες της Αίγινας, αλλά και για να ζήσετε από κοντά την εμπειρία του Aegina Fistiki Fest 2022.

Fistiki Fest 2022 | One Day Cruise

Fistiki Fest 2022

If you are looking for a good reason to visit Aegina, it could be the Pistachio Festival. This is a unique event in Greece that is organized every September on the beloved Argosaronic island. And since the weather at that time is still sweet and warm, take advantage of it to enjoy the beaches of Aegina, but also to experience the Aegina Fistiki Fest 2022 up close.

Aegina Fistiki Fest

What many do not know before experiencing the pulse of the festival up close is that it is not just a celebration where this nutritious fruit has its due. Beyond the stands with vendors promoting their peanut-based products, the celebration is framed by a rich artistic program with interesting events:

Φεστιβάλ Φιστικιού στην Αίγινα, μια γιορτή που δεν πρέπει να χάσεις!

Φεστιβάλ Φιστικιού στην Αίγινα, μια γιορτή που δεν πρέπει να χάσεις!

Η Αίγινα είναι άρρηκτα συνδεδεμένη με το φιστίκι, το οποίο είναι ΠΟΠ από το 1997 και χαρακτηρίζεται διεθνώς ως το καλύτερο που υπάρχει.  Για 11η χρονιά το νησί ετοιμάζεται να φιλοξενήσει το Aegina Fistiki Fest. Το φεστιβάλ φιστικιού στην Αίγινα αποτελεί τη μεγαλύτερη γιορτή  του νησιού για έναν καρπό που έχει συνδυαστεί όσο τίποτα άλλο με την Αίγινα.