This beautiful green island close to Athens offers a fascinating mixture of cosmopolitan, leisure and cultural atmosphere.
Aegina town, the island’s capital and main port, is full of neoclassical bright coloured buildings dated back to the 19th century, fine squares, stone paved alleys and a wonderful seafront promenade with many pastry shops, restaurants and bars. The fish market in the heart of the town, the floating fruit market, the horse cars, the ancient temple of Apollo (“Kolona”) and the Wildlife Hospital are some of the town’s attractions.
Perdika is a small, beautiful and peaceful fishing village with traditional scenery, 9 km south of the town of Aegina. Built on top of a hill, with fantastic views of the blue waters of the sea, Perdika has become very popular for its seafront restaurants offering fresh sea food.
Moni is a small uninhabited islet directly opposite Perdika. It is difficult to believe that in such a short distance from Athens you can discover a virgin paradise where you can swim in crystal deep blue waters surrounded by a rich vegetation, wild rabbits, deer and peacocks. Beach bar and sun beds are available from May to September.
Agia Marina is a coastal village, 14 Km east of the town of Aegina with a large sandy beach. It is a popular tourist area with many hotels, restaurants and tourist shops.
Cruising time from Athens: 1 h. 10’ to Aegina town, 55’ to Aghia Marina, 1 h. 30’ to Perdika
Sites of interest
The well preserved Doric temple of Aphaia Athina, dated back to the 5th century BC, located on a hill near Aghia Marina, in an area full of olive and pine trees, overlooking the deep blue sea. The impressive monastery of Aghios Nektarios and the ancient town of Paleohora in the inner part of the island.
Aegina town has many souvenir and accessorize shops as well as jewellery shops and art galleries. Fine ceramics and pots can be found in Mesagros, where they are fabricated, as well as at Aegina Town.
Moni islet, Perdika beach, Aghia Marina and Marathonas are the best proposals for swimming.
The famous pistachios nuts and delicious sweets made of them can be bought everywhere on the island and especially in Aegina town.