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 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.

 

Aegina for everyone | One Day Cruise

Aegina for everyone

Although relatively small in size, Aegina, the most popular island of the Saronic Gulf, leaves no visitor complaining. So Aegina is for everyone!

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:

Greek delicacies by the sea | One Day Cruise

Greek delicacies by the sea

Greek cuisine has many options and flavors. Greek delicacies are a feast of choices with no end! Immortal Greek flavors combined with sea, tables by the sea, sun and good company.

Ideas for souvenirs on your trip to the Argosaronic Gulf | One Day Cruise

Ideas for souvenirs on your trip to the Argosaronic Gulf

The success of a trip, however brief it may be, is not about if you have had fun. It also includes souvenirs on your trip, which you put in your suitcases and remind you of the place you visited.

Nuts from Greece | One Day Cruise

Nuts from Greece

The Greek economy for many years relied on agriculture, livestock and of course tourism. Over the years, landowners have turned to different, more productive crops. Nuts from Greece are exported to many countries. The first preference is the pistachios of Aegina. Next are walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds and chestnuts. All of the above are rich sources of nutrients, necessary for a balanced diet.

Recipes from Aegina | One Day Cruise

Recipes from Aegina

The local cuisines of the countries or the different regions of a country always have something good and interesting to show no matter how famous they are. A typical example is Aegina. The local cuisine of the favorite island of Argosaronikos is based on its local product which is none other than the pistachio of Aegina. Below you will find three well-known recipes from Aegina slightly "teased", a salad, a main meal and a snack.

The delicacies of Aegina | One Day Cruise

The delicacies of Aegina

Regarding the cuisine of the Saronic Gulf, but also more specifically the delicacies of Aegina, the tradition and the options are really many.

The history of nuts from Greece | One Day Cruise

The history of nuts from Greece

Nuts have been popular since ancient Greece. Today they are still consumed in the context of a balanced, healthy diet. In fact, since antiquity, large quantities of fruits were consumed, such as pistachios, walnuts, almonds, sesame and chestnuts. Some of them, like chestnuts, are considered superfoods.

The pistachio and the pistachio of Aegina | One Day Cruise

The pistachio and the pistachio of Aegina

Pistachio is one of the tastiest and best quality nuts you can choose. Its nutritional value is great, it is rich in biotin, proteins and minerals. Peanuts are eaten roasted or whole after removing the shell, salted or unsalted.