The Aegean cat (Greek: γάτα του Αιγαίου) is a naturally occurring landrace of domestic cat originating from the Cycladic Islands of Greece. Development of as a formal breed began in the early 1990s by breeders in the fledgling Greek cat fancy, but the variety has yet to be recognized by any major fancier and breeder organization. It is considered to be the only native Greek variety of cat.
Aegean cats are a medium-sized, muscular, semi-longhaired cat. The coat is bicolor or tricolor; one of the colors is always white, without signs of yellowing and takes up between 1/3 to 2/3 of the body. Other colors can be black, red, blue, cream, with or without tabby striping. The paws are medium in size and have a round shape. The ears have a wide base and rounded tips and are covered by hairs. The eyes have an almond shape and their color can be any shade of green.
Aegean cats are noted for their affinity for water and fishing. Because of the way they developed, Aegean cats are free from most feline genetic diseases