Aegina really does have it all—seafood tavernas, small pebbly beaches, archaeological sites and a yachting and café lifestyle. It’s also of historical importance as from 1827-1829, Aegina Town was the temporary capital of the newly formed Greek state. Vacationers tend to be drawn to Aegina for the archaeological sites. The Temple of Aphea Athena is a 500 B.C. Doric site located near the small town of Agia Marina and one of three historical Greek monuments that form the so-called “holy triangle” of antiquity, the Parthenon in Athens and the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion being the other two. Visit one of the largest monasteries in the Balkans, the Monastery of Saint Nektarios, to admire its architectural magnificence. Souvala fishing village in the north offers thermal hot springs that have been known to help with rheumatism and other various dermatological problems. Aegina is really famous for its topical pistachio which you can taste it in local shops or take it with you as a gift. Last but not least, the islet of Moni is located south-west side of Aegina, opposite Perdika village. Moni is a great place for sailing and excursions, as it counts on great turquoise waters and lush nature. The island is not inhabited, as there is no drinkable water. The only inhabitants are some animals and, in particular, some deers, kri-kri goats brought from Crete and falcons.

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