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Neoclassical houses with loud colors, blue domed sacred churches , traditional coffeehouses, stone paved uphill alleys , picturesque horse carriages and gigs as well as beautiful fishing boats, compose the enchanting icon that you will notice as soon as you shall enter the port of the island of Aegina, where the peculiar white washed church of Agios Nikolaos shall be welcoming you.
The metropolis, the orphanage, the government house, the ruins of the post roman fortification and of the sanctuary of Ellanios Zeus , the baluster of the Doric sanctuary of Apollo and the two interesting museums , which are all embellished even more by the pure natural beauty and the sheer picturesqueness, are the main sightseeing of the town of Aegina. Aegina, apart from the beautiful homonymous town, also has numerous settlements that are outspread all over the island and pulse with hospitable inhabitants , unique insular mentality, amazing natural sites and interesting archaeological monuments.
The coastal and piney village of Agia Marina with the homonymous church is a settlement that attracts many visitors, as it is the region where the renowned Doric sanctuary of Athina Afea dominates in dignity.Paleohora, a ruined town that used to be the capital of the island, has 28 churches full of magnificent stone icon screen and wall paintings as well as a ruined medieval castle and two superb monasteries.
Furthermore, the scenic fishing villages of Vaia and Perdika, the beautiful beaches of Marathonas and Aeginitissa, the inland village of Mesagros, which is famous for its ceramics, and of course the coastal village of Souvala, are the main settlements that you have to visit.
Swimming, enjoying the beaches, sightseeing, discovering the island, sailing, walking, cycling, wine tasting and dining are just a few of the attractions that make your holidays on the island of Aegina unforgetable.