beach of Agia Marina
The beach of Agia Marina is the longest sandy beach on Aegina Island. Αwarded with Blue Flag (eco-label for beaches & marinas) for the clarity of the sea and its shallow water makes this beach ideal to visit with small kids. From the middle of May until the end of September you can hire sunbeds with umbrellas, paddle boats and canoes or play volleyball in the water! During the summer, events and various parties are organized.
Due to the location close to Athens, the bay of Agia Marina was the stage for many sea championships with Jet Skis (The Acropolis Jet Raid) and Sailing boats.
Those who love strong coffee, full loaded waffles, cold beers, fancy cocktails, good music and dancing must visit the Barracuda Beach Bar (www.barracudabar.gr).
Here Nikolas creates some Signature Cocktails like “Pistachio Ice Cream”, “Cinnamon Kiss”, “Brazilian Thong” & few more…you can taste them all in small shots and enjoy in a Cocktail glass the one you prefer. Strawberry versions of many international recipes are Barracuda’s specialties also: Taste “Mojito with fresh strawberries” or “Strawberrinia with Ursus Roter vodka”. Extra cool tastes are “Mastic” or “Cucumber Mojito” and “Peach Daiquiri”.
Right on the beach there are many small restaurants, open from the early morning till late at night, some with a superb sea view.
At the end of the beach you will see the small white church of Agia “Saint” Marina, where the village found its name. Every year, on the 17th of July, the church of Agia Marina is celebrating its name day. On the evening of the 16th of July, Agia Marina is really busy. In the afternoon a local festival is held where people are walking from the big church in the centre towards the small church on the beach. Lots of locals visit the small church to attend the ceremony and light a candle. A market will be held and there will be live music and fireworks in the harbor area below the church.