The city of Aegina is the capital city of the island and it's located on the west side. It's built amphitheatrical towards the sea. When you enter the harbor, the small, white church of Saint Nikolas welcomes you.
Your first impession is the modern type classical buildings, which are located along the sea front of the island and have terristrial shade colors which make them look even more beautiful at sunset.
The economic and social life of Aegina is centralized on the coastal road and the parallel roads. Take a ride on the horses and the carriages, walk in the narrow, paved streets and see the traditional houses, the churches with the blue domes and the shops with folk art.
Don't miss seeing the fish-market, the traditional restaurants that serve snacks with ouzo (a greek drink). Also the fishing boats, that are not only used for fishing but for seiling groceries as well. And finally don't forget to buy the famous peanuts of Aegina.
In the out skirts of the town there are archaic tombs, tombs of the parchment era and the Byzantine church in the name of the Saints Theodoron, two kilometers west from the town.
This church is a basilica of the 13th century. One of the sights that we see when we visit Aegina is the Ancient city that was built in the neolithic years (3000 b.c.).