Eleonas (Ancient Olive Grove)

General Information

Eleonas, the natural paradise of Aegina, unknown to many, is a place of grazing that hosts large areas of olive trees. The wild animals of the island, as well as partridges, hares, as well as many sheep, find refuge in this idyllic landscape with its pure beauty.

How do I get there?

Eleonas is located on the southwest side of the island, in Pachia Rachi, and relatively close to Marathonas' second beach. It is 7.5 km away from the port and only 4 km away from Perdika. Near the base of Mount Athos, the highest mountain of Aegina, Eleonas is an inaccessible area, so before your visit, ask a local to advise you how to reach the area.

What do I need to know before my visit?

In Ancient Eleonas you will see impressive olive trees 400-1500 years old, with their trunks reaching up to 7 meters in perimeter! It is a magical landscape where there is no trace of civilization except for a few chapels. We recommend you to start from the villages of Pachia Rachi or Marathonas from where you can follow the routes to the Ancient Eleonas.

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