Souvala is a small village by the sea in the North of Aegina Island. It is a quiet and small village, easy to move around with a little sandy beach to swim. Nearby, there are other beautiful coves and beaches like Agii and Vagia as well as Loutra beach, famous for its warm therapeutic waters. The waters have healing properties for rheumatism, arthritis, dermatological and gynecological diseases.
Souvala has a crescent shaped harbor area where most of the cafes, tavernas and ouzo bars are situated. It is the second harbor of the island and is directly connected to Piraeus port all year round. The village's name derives from the big cisterns on the ground that the residents used to dig in the old days, in order to collect water for their livestock and themselves. Those cisterns, known as “souvales”, were 5-6 meters wide and just as deep. Due to its location, Souvala is conveniently close to some of the island’s most important sights like the Temple of Aphaia, the ruined medieval village of Paleochora and the church of Agios Nektarios. The village holds an annual fish festival during which grilled whitebait are offered for free, accompanied with good wine.
The village has several hotels, private houses and apartments to rent. If you want very easy, relaxed and no-frills holidays, Souvala is a good choice. Aegina town is just 20min away by the bus.