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.).

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Very close to Agia Marina are the famous Monastery of Saint Nektarios and the Temple of Aphaia with Doric columns, built in 500 BC So can combine your stay in the cosmopolitan Agia Marina with your visits to the Monastery of Saint Nektarios and the Temple of Aphaia. The temple of Athena Aphaia is built in the northern part of the island in a place covered with pine trees and with a view of the beautiful blue sea.It's in a very good condition. ...

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Recommented activities in Aegina island

Aegina island, apart from its beaches, the green-blue sea, the romantic walks, the tranquility and the night life, it offers to the vacationers intense and not only activities, combining sea and mountain. You will have a memorable time here with your friends or family.

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