Cycling Photo Discovery of Aegina Island

with George G.

George G.

In Greek mythology, she was a daughter of the river god Asopus and the nymph Metope. Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 17 miles from Athens.
We will take the boat from Piraeus early in the morning and after 40 minutes we will start our unique cycling tour in the island.
We will visit lovely villages and you will enjoy the landscapes of beautiful bike paths and bike routes that only local people know.
Aegina is the island of the pistachio's nuts. They are called in Greece "Fistikia" and we will see a lot of those trees on our way.
Finally we will have the chance to swim in secret wonderful beaches.

Each ride is open with many options and determined by the desires and fitness level of the guests.
No busy roads.

The triangle shaped island (approximately 9.3 mi/15 km from east to west and 6.2 mi/10 km from north to south) has a number of paved road and off-road routes that we can try out together.
We can head toward the fishing village of Perdika. The road is quite passable and follows the coast with a view of the sea.
At Aeginitissa, a crossroads leads to the 2,000-year-old olive grove Eleonas, a magical spot with ancient olive trees whose gnarled trunks are works of art in their own right.
Another route takes us to Souvala, which is also at an even, low altitude along a paved road.
On our way, we will pass the archaeological site of Kolona, the Mother sculpture and the Christos Capralos Museum, quite near the house of Nikos Kazantzakis, where he finished writing Zorba the Greek.
At that spot, we'll catch a view of the tombs of the ancient Salaminomachoi, those who fought in the naval battle of Salamis in 480 BC.
There are also routes to the more mountainous areas of Aegina.

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