Outdoor Sports to Enjoy in Aegina, Greece
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The Greek island of Aegina is known for its exceptional beauty. The landscape of the island makes it the ideal destination for anyone who love spending time outdoors. There are a variety of outdoor sports and activities to be found around Aegina, Greece.
Go Windsurfing or Kitesurfing
Windsurfing and kitesurfing are water sports you can enjoy around Aegina, Greece. Windsurfing is ideal for families as anyone, regardless of age, can participate. It doesn’t require much physical strength, just correct technique. St. Basil’s Beach is known for being the perfect spot for kitesurfing and Agia Marina Beach and Marathonas Beach are both good for windsurfing. The winds of the island make it the ideal place to enjoy these water sports.
Sail Around Aegina
Aegina, Greece is a sailors paradise thanks to its proximity to Athens. Sailing around the island is the perfect way to experience Aegina in a unique way. The best anchorage spots can be found at the marina of the town of Aegina, which is protected from the weather, and the Bay of Aeginitissa on the western coast of the island. Other spots of anchorage include: the Bay of Perdika, the Isle of Moni, and Ormos Klima. If sailing is your passion, you won’t have any trouble finding a place to anchor around the island of Aegina.
Try Yoga on the Beach
When visiting the island of Aegina, you won’t want to miss out on the beach yoga experience. Don’t worry if you’re not an expert in yoga. It’s a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, with an amazing view and the sound of the waves. Whether you take the yoga class in the morning or during sunset, you are in for a treat. All you need is a swimsuit or yoga clothes and a towel. Any lover of yoga will love to experience yoga on the beach in Aegina, Greece.
Hike Around Aegina
Of the Aegean Islands, Aegina is the most hiking-friendly thanks to its smaller size and less harsh terrain. The tallest peak of Aegina is Ellanion Oros at just 532 meters. The villages themselves are perfect for hiking and exploring. Sights around Aegina conveniently connect with hiking trails, so you can indulge in your love of hiking and explore this history of the island.
Hiking trails vary from easy to difficult, so if you’re traveling with your family, you will have options. A few suggested hiking trails around Aegina include: the tour of Mt. Ellanio, which is a 5 hour hike of medium difficulty; the Ancient Elaionas trail, which is a 3 hour hike of easy – medium difficulty; and the Temple of Aphaia, which is a 2.5 km hike of medium trail.
Visit the Thermal Springs
Located in the village of Therma, the thermal springs of Aegina are known for their therapeutic and healing properties. The thermal springs have been used since antiquity to improve conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis, skin diseases, and digestive diseases. Visit the thermal springs after a day of adventurous outdoor sports.
Aegina, Greece is the perfect vacation destination for anyone who loves outdoor adventures.
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This post was written by Greek Boston
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