Aegina is one of the closest islands to Athens and is considered the jewel of the Saronic Gulf islands.
With an excellent climate considered one of the healthiest by ancient writers its thermae springs and 15 bays and gulfs with crystal blue waters Aegina offers a perfect place for ideal vacation time.
Its harbour, which is adorned with neoclassical buildings, was once the capital city of Greece.
It is well worth taking a stroll through the colorful fish market on to the prehistoric quarter of the island before going on to visit the house of Kazantzakis that is situated on the waterfront.
After savouring the beautiful sunset from the beach of Marathonas you can pay a visit to the picturesque village of fishermen in Perdika, a favourite docking place for private boats.
The renowned pistachio trees of the island, as well as the byzantine churches of Palaiochora, stamp their mark on the island's scenery.
Agia Marina, once a fishermen’s village, is known today for one of the most beautiful beaches of the island where water sports are offered during the day, while at night-time it brims with life.
The proximity of Aegina to Athens and the Peloponnese makes it an ideal base from which to visit the attractions of the capital city and the Peloponnese. From the Apollo one can easily travel for a day excursion to visit the Acropolis and the museums of Athens, the town of Nauplion, the citadel of Mycenae and its nearby ancient theater of Epidauros, the oracle of Apollo at Delphi or visit other islands of the Saronic, -Spetses, Hydra and Poros.