|“Aegina geocultural itinerary ”|
Aegina is one of the Saronic gulf islands. It is 16.5 miles from the Piraeus port , the total area amounts to 82.63 m2, and its coastline is 56.5km long. The island is of quite mountainous volcanic origin. The mountains are domes and cones rising at an altitude of 250m high. The highest altitude rises at mountain Oros (532m).
Aegina island with the Soussaki volcano are the northern most major expressions of the South Aegean Volcanic Arc, which is an active island arc in border of the African plate subduction beneath the Aegean micro-plate, part of the Eurasian plate.The geological history of Aegina island is closely related to the Saronic Gulf evolution.