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ThE ISLAND


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. ‚Äč


THINGS TO DO


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.


Aegina has a big variety of beaches, you can find them all around the island. There are sandy beaches with and without beach bars, sunbeds and umbrellas, beaches with shallow water and beach sites where you can jump in deep waters.

Aegina is a place of rich history. You will find signs of that everywhere: in the archeological sites, in the temple of Aphaia, in the archaeological, historical and folkore museum, when you wander through the medieval village of Paleochora, visit the historic monasteries or look at the imposing mansions and the building of the Kapodistrian (the first governor of Greece) period. Most of the sights on Aegina are easy accessible by motor bike or rental car.

Discover the waters around Aegina island by boat. Visit Moni, the unhabited island with its crystal clear water & animals. Snorkle in deep water and swim into caves. Head towards the neighbouring island Agistri, visit the village of Skala and have your last swim and late lunch at Aponissos. Enjoy the good life!

For those who like walking, Aegina is the perfect destination. Walk up to the Eliones with its huge very old olive trees, explore the old mountain trails or climb Mount Oros to see the sunrise. Aegina has a rich flora and you will be amazed by the variety of plants and flowers you can find. When you discover Aegina on foot you will experience the richness of its flora and the extremely beautiful scenery. 

Aegina is a popular stop for charterers, sailing the comfortable and sheltered Saronic Gulf. The villages of Perdika and Aegina town have nice ports that will accommodate you for the night. Along the quay, you find nice tavernas and cafeterias, that are open until late at night.

Aegina has a rich cultural life. All year through there are various cultural events organised and there are many artists living and working on the island.