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Aegina - the pistachio island - is the most famous island in the Saronic Gulf. Not least because of its proximity to the capital of Aegina is a popular weekend destination for Athenians in need of relaxation. Accordingly, it is lively during the peak on the island.

In the island of Aegina town metropolis, with its picturesque port and the bustling seaside resort of Aghia Marina you'll enjoy the many cafes, tavernas, bars and nightclubs - here everyone finds his favorite restaurant.

So it is busy during peak season, it is quiet and tranquil island life in pre-and post-season. Then calm returns, and the rural life dominates the island.

Leisure tips

Main destination of the island is the temple Aphaia (around 480 BC, was built), a wide view of Aegina and the Saronic Gulf offers. Also the city ruins of Paleochora, the former island capital, with 32 preserved churches still worth a visit. Walks through the many olive and pine groves, especially in the pre-and post-season is recommended.

From Aegina easily from trips to the other Saronic islands to Athens or company.

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