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Colors of Aegina Island - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Every tourist should know that Greek people have their own gestures. They raise their eyebrows and their whole head upwards, while softly clicking with their tongue. It means «no». When they want to say something, they touch or pat the lower lip with the index finger. A nod of the head with the right hand on the heart means «thank you».
Aegina has a rich history, a large number of architectural attractions and clean beaches along the coastline. There are entertaining activities for children and they won't be bored here. … Open
In general, the locals are very emotional. They behave very freely. If the Greek wants to laugh-he laughs if he wants to sing-he sings, even if it happens in public transport. Aegina inhabitants are very hot-tempered. They use a lot of hand movements, raise their voice and interrupt each other. They may seem rude and impolite, but that is not true. Such behavior is common for Greeks and you can't do anything with that. During a meal, Greeks don’t follow the rules of etiquette and can easily push a person or turn a plate with some food without any embarrassment.
It is customed to shake hands only at the first meeting. Then, people greet each other with a kiss on the cheeks. Locals like to touch a person during a conversation without any embarrassment. What's interesting, if a Greek invites you to his house, it doesn’t mean that you will have a meal there. However, locals are very hospitable and they always try to lavish care upon their guests. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Aegina cuisine includes a large number of seafood dishes. If you want to get to know national cooking traditions on the island, choose a place far from touristic spots. If you visit a place … Open
It is customary to greet everyone in a tavern, shop or bank. The locals are very patriotic, and they love their homeland. Although they often criticize their own government. If you want to win a Greek’s favour, just say something pleasant about his country. Try to greet people in the Greek language, locals appreciate it.
aegina If you want to spend an evening in a tavern, it won't be easy to find an empty table. Greeks usually gather together in taverns and have fun with their family and friends. Despite the fact that they drink a lot on the island, the locals behave very restrained. You will hardly meet drunk people on the streets. This is because invariable behaviour is a disgrace for Greeks.
Aegina is rich with a large variety of attractions. The island competed with Athens for the title of the largest, richest and most powerful city of Ancient Greece. Aegina was Inhabited in … Open
Aegina citizens make the most of life. People can spend a lot of money on festivities. They don’t care about money and job. Most of the locals are Orthodox Christians and they widely celebrate Easter, Christmas, and the day of St. Nectarios on the 9th of November. Independence Day is also celebrated here because the first government of independent Greece was based on the island. International Music Festival and Festiki Fest are held every year on Aegina. The second one is dedicated to pistachios growing.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Aegina Island and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Aegina Island
♥   Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Athens, 32.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Basilica of St. Dionysious, Athens, 32.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Athens, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Aegina Island
♥   Castle 'Markellos Tower' Aegina, 5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Acrocorinth' Corinth, 55.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tiryns Castle' Acropolis of Tiryns, 62.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palamidi' Nafplion, 63.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Acronauplia' Nafplion, 64.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bourtzi' Nafplio, 64.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Aegina Island and around

Athens

From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
Currently, the city has more than 200 museums and galleries introducing history and culture to visitors. The most visited among them are the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum showing guests of the city the collection of priceless archaeological finds. The modern capital of Greece is the cradle of a great civilization; ruins of beautiful temples and termae tell about its former power. Fans of ancient history from around the world are eager to see the Parthenon, as well as a picturesque historic district of Plaka. … Read further

House Blue Forest

From the series “Ubelievable Residential Houses Residing on Trees”
The house is distinguished by its exquisite design, which was made using exclusively natural materials. In addition to beautiful bedrooms, it has also a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a games room with a huge plasma TV and games console. The main feature of the Blue Forest is its unique technical equipment. The house on a tree has been equipped with a biometric security system that responds to fingerprints. In addition, technical gadgets include a complex video surveillance system with night vision cameras. … Read further

Corinth Canal

From the series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
If one is not yet brave enough for the independent jump, one can look at the specialists. The Corinth Canal has been the location of the Zulu Bungy Festival, which is home to the most famous athletes from different countries of the world. The festival is held in summer. Thousands of people gather to watch the incredible tricks of the champions. While preparing for the jump you have to look downwards and make sure that there is no barge on the canal. Every year more than 15,000 ships sail through the canal. Thanks to the attentive and well-organized work of the specialists, the athletes as well as the sailors can use the canal. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Aegina Island

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Aegina Island. Learn the best periods to visit Aegina Island to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Aegina Island.
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