Aegina Island is one of the Saronic Islands, it is the closest island to Athens and is popular with day trippers as it’s journey time is just over one hour.
Aside from a bustling port Aegina is a traditional Greek village but is blessed with a larger than average number of ancient monuments including the 5th Century Temple of Aphaia and the Byzantine Paleohora ruins.
The island is well known for its production of pistachios where they are sold by the harbourside and in shops, who also specialise in the local handmade pottery.
The island has many beaches both sand and shingle with the largest and main beach Agia Marina being off the main town area. This beach is wide and sandy but usually very busy with plenty of sun loungers and water sports.