Aegina, the “eyesore of gulf”, as it is visible from the Acropolis of Athens, was the first capital of Greece. In Aegina you will find historical sights bearing witness to its long past, as well as splendid beaches, clear sea and a traditional infrastructure. Aegina is also ideal for relaxing weekends, with the opportunity for great excursions. Aegina has sandy beaches, with clean and cool water and all the facilities that will make your life easy and exciting. It has hundreds of fish taverns with fresh fish, is famous for its pistachios that are produced on the island and bear its name (Aegina pistachios), for the Monastery of Agios Nektarios as well as the temple of Aphaea. Places to visit: are the small port town of Agia Marina, the very small town of Perdika and the Archaeological Musem.
Festival of Fistiki (Pistachio)
Aegina is a very lively island, very hospitable and has many things to offer to the tourists who visit the island. Most importantly, one can combine all these within a single day and one never gets bored if he stays longer. On the contrary! Upon leaving, don’t forget to take with you some pistachios.
From the Port of Piraeus there is daily connection to Aegina:
– By ship
– By flying dolphin
– By hydrofoil
Aegina can also be reached by boat from: Agistri, Hydra, Poros and Spetses.
Monastery of Saint Nektarios, Aegina