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Why Pistachios from Greek Island of Aegina are Best in the World

The Greek island of Aegina is known for its pistachios, or fistikia, which are considered to be of the highest quality in the world.

Aegina Set to Become First Greek Island with Zero Stray Dogs

the "Zero Stray Pawject," is committed to reducing the number of stray dogs in Greece, especially on Aegina, in a cruelty-free way.

Aegina Set to Become First Greek Island with Zero Stray Dogs

the "Zero Stray Pawject," is committed to reducing the number of stray dogs in Greece, especially on Aegina, in a cruelty-free way.

State-of-the-Art Water Pipeline Linking Aegina With Athens Vandalized

A new incident of vandalism in Greece, this time on water pipeline infrastructure, was made public on Tuesday. This time, the victims of what has become a curse in modern Greece were pipes belonging to a proposed drinking water pipeline,...

Campaign to Save Rare Synagogue Mosaics on Aegina Island, Greece

Mosaics under an ancient synagogue from the 4th century BC, with geometrical patterns and two Greek inscriptions, were discovered on Greece's Aegina Island in the nineteenth century. This major find by German archaeologist Ludwig Ross in 1829 represented an important landmark...

Where History Meets Leisure on Aegina Island, Athens' Closest Escape

The island of Aegina, only seventeen miles from the Greek capital of Athens, is a gem of the Saronic Gulf which enchants visitors with its simplicity, history and beauty. It is definitely a place where history played its part in...

Fishing Boat and Water Tanker Collision Near Aegina Leaves Two Dead

Authorities have reported that a collision between a fishing boat and water tanker has resulted in the death of two people when the fishing vessel, “Panayiotis" sank after the accident. The incident took place off the Saronic Gulf island of...

Judge Decides 77-Year-Old Captain of Aegina Boat Tragedy be Remanded

The judge of the Piraeus Council of Misdemeanors has decided that Thrasyvoulos Lykourezos, the 77-year-old who was allegedly the captain of the speedboat that collided with a tourist boat killing 4 people off the coast of Aegina on August...

Conservative ND MPs Seek Answers for the Aegina Speedboat Tragedy

Conservative main opposition New Democracy party deputies signed a group letter addressed to Shipping and Island Policy Minister Thodoris Dritsas. The letter calls on the minister to explain the three-hour absence of the Coast Guard concerning the location and arrest of the...

Aegina Crash Captain Held Boat License Despite Disabilities

Thrasyvoulos Lykourezos, the captain of the speedboat crash that killed four people on the island of Aegina, is staying at his luxury apartment in Kolonaki following a disagreement between the police investigator and prosecutor on whether he should be...

Aegina Boat Captain Released on Probation

Thrasyvoulos Lykourezos, the 77-year-old captain of the speedboat that killed 4 people on Aegina, including a 5-year-old girl, was released on probation, after a marathon hearing. Lykourezos is charged for involuntary manslaughter for driving a speedboat into a tourist boat...

Shipping Ministry Mulls Bolstering Marine Laws After Aegina Speedboat Crash

People need to adopt a different mentality on marine and traffic security to avoid tragic incidents similar to the speedboat crash in Aegina, as well as strengthen existing rules, Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas told the Athens-Macedonian news agency on...

Greece Speedboat-Tourist Vessel Collision: Four Dead, Including Child, in Crash off Aegina

A collision between a speedboat and a tourist vessel off Aegina on Tuesday afternoon left four people dead, including a five-year-old child. Another five injured, two seriously, were rushed to a hospital in Athens. Search efforts are on to find...

Earthquake of 3.9 Richter Magnitude Between Aegina and Salamina

An earthquake of 4.2 Richter magnitude occurred right before 5pm on Sunday afternoon. According to first estimates the earthquake was 4.2 on the Richter Scale, however the Institute of Geodynamics classified the earthquake at 3.9. The earthquake occurred 25 kilometers Southwest of Athens, Greece,...

2015 Aegina Fistiki Festival Kicks Off September 24th

The 7th annual Aegina Pistachio Festival, the greatest event in the Saronic Gulf will take place from September 24 to 27. Pistachio, the island’s most well-known product will be a major focus, while the festival will also highlight the island’s...