Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, about 30 km from Athens. The island, along with offshore islets, comprises the Municipality of Aegina in Piraeus Prefecture, a part of the Attica region. The capital is the town of Aegina situated at the northwestern end of the island. The island of Aegina, a popular destination with both travellers and locals from the mainland.


The islands has, besides stunning scenery, beaches and charming fishing towns, several interesting historical spots. The most important archaeological site is on the eastern site of the island, the Temple of Aphaia, because of het unfamiliarity replaced by Athena. Just a few kilometres from the main port, one can visit the abandoned city of Palaiohora, once the capital of the island.

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