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Aegina island is the nearest island from Athens and the largest
island in the Saronic golf. 70 min by ship or 35 min by Hydrofoils.
In recent time it was the first capital city of modern Greece,
in ancient times Aegina was famous coins were first minted here.
- In Aegina you can find the renowned temple of Aphaea, visit
impressive archaeological museum and a number of lovely Byzantine
churches. This picturesque island, reputed to have the healthiest
and dry climate in all Greece.
- Aegina is famous for pistachio nuts" Fistikia"for
fresh sea food in traditional tavern's and the old art of Aegenian
people" Pottery" - - - - And never forget that Aegina
is a link who JOIN the best sites of Athens, the best sites
of east Peloponnese (MYKINES -EPIDAYROS-NAYPLION - CORINTH CANAL)
and the nearby islands: POROS -
HYDRA - SPETSES.
- The contemporary town of Aegina is located within a
part of its ancient predecessor, which extends even more to
the North. Capodistria had the port piers constructed upon the
very foundations of the old commercial port, the small snow-white
Chapel of St NIcolas being the today's ornament of the Northern
- There are still remnants of the ancient naval station In
the North, called as Kryptos Limin (Hidden port), hardly discernible
from the open sea. Only one marble column has been preserved
up today from the Doric Temple of Apollo, going back to the
6th Century BC, in the site of Kolona at the highest point of
the cape to the North of the port. The modern port gives a very
impressive picture with its fishing boats, its cafes and Its
brightly painted houses.
- The Island's archaeological museum houses exhibits from
the Temple of Aphaea Athena, a statue of Hercules from the
Temple of Apollo and vessels going back to the Neolithic Age.
- The town hosted Nikos Kazantzakis, the famous writer,
as well as many heroes of the Greek Revolution, such as the
families of Trikoupe, Kanaris, Kountoriotte etc. The Omorphi
(Beautiful) Church, which is a quarter of an hour away from
the town. Is built of old material in 1282, with well-preserved
- The rest of the island prides worthwhile amenities catering
for all tastes as well as archaeological site, sishing villages,
beaches and hectic hicht life.
a) The Temple of Hellanlus Jove of the 13th century (11
km), located at the highest point of the port (532 m). The cult
of "the God who brings rain" was derived from the
people of Thessaly, inhabiting the island during this period.
The view from the peak of the mountain is sublime.
b) The Doric Temple of Aphaea, going back to the 6th
century (12 km), Is made of local limestone, it is dedicated
to the ancient local deity Aphaea, related either to Goddesses
Athena or Diana during antiquity; only 24 out of Its original
32 columns stand upright today. There also traces of an even
older temple surrounded by pine-trees, the view being excellent
c) Agia Marina (14.5 km), a seaside summer resort with
a large sandy beach.
d) Paleochora (6.5 km), the capital of the Island from
the 9th to the 19th Centuries, it was destroyed and rebuilt
twice. Only 28 out of the island's innumerable churches have
been preserved up today. The remnants of the medieval castle
wreath the hill.
e) The Abbey of St. Nectarius (6 km), in which Nectarius,
the metropolite of Egypt lived and died In 1920. The church
of the abbey keeps his bones.
f) Souvala (10 km), a seaside village with a spa.
g) The Abbey of the Chrysoleondisa virgin Mary (8.5 km),
one of the oldest abbeys - castles of Greece (1600), with a
beautiful carved wooden reredos.
h) Angistri and Moni islands near the town of Aegina,
with which they are connected daily
by boat-taxies. The former sports hotels and restaurants and
the latter sports a camping
I) Perdika (9 km), a picturesque fishing village apposite
the Moni Island.
j) Beaches: save for few beaches In the town, the most
well-known beaches of the Island
are: Agia Marina; Styvala; Perdica; Vaya and Marathon.
of St.Nicolas Thalassinos
Fish Market Aegina Island
Aegina Island Beach