Only an hour ferry ride from Athens, Aegina is a nice and relaxing island in the Saronic Gulf. With small fishing villages and lovely beach resorts, it gets very popular as a weekend destination. The small size of the island makes it easy to drive around even in one day and discover the main spots, such as Aegina Town, Perdika, Vagia, Marathon, and Agia Marina. Most famous sightseeing in Aegina includes the ancient Temple of Athena Aphaia, located in the center of the island, the ghost town of Paleochora that remains uninhabited today and the Archaeological Museum in Aegina Town with exhibits from various excavations around the island.
In this section, you can see the best Aegina Sightseeing. Also, do not miss the things to do on the island.
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The Doric temple of Athena Aphaia was built around 420 B.C. on the site of a former temple. It is situated on top of a rock and it was dedicated to goddess Athena. The amazing thing is the this temple of Aegina, the temple of Poseidon in Sounion and the Acropolis of Athens geographically form an isosceles triangle.
This ancient temple was dedicated to god Apollo. It is also known as Kolona, because a single column stands there today. This temple is situated in a walking distance from the port of Aegina Town.
The monastery was established by the saint himself, who was an Orthodox bishop, in 1904. Agios Nektarios lived in this monastery from 1908 to 1920. Today, this monastery is considered an important religious centre in Greece.
Location: On the western side of the island
Description: Aegina Town is the capital of the island and the first capital of the Greek State. Its long history, the lovely port and the picturesque nature attract many summer visitors to the island.
Location: 10 km south east of Aegina Town
Description: Perdika is a picturesque, seaside villahe on the southern side of the island. Excursion boats connect Perdika to the opposite island of Moni in summer.
Location: 9 km north east of Aegina Town
Description: Souvala is a popular beach resort on the northern side of the island. The picturesque beaches and the crystal water of the region attract many visitors in summer.
Location: 5 km south east of Aegina Town
Description: Marathon (or Marathonas) is a nice secluded beach in close distance to Aegina Town. This is a picturesque place that doesn't usually get crowded.
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