Aegina island most complete tourist travel guide. We introduce you to the magic of Aigina, Egina, Egine, Ägina island in the Saronic Gulf, Greece. Discover Aegina island, the Saronic island that is still Greek and not spoiled by mass tourism.
According to the myth, the island took its name from a nymph, daughter of the river god Asopos, whom Zeus fell in love with and took with him to the island! From 11/1/1827 until 3/10/1829 Aegina town was the temporary capital of the newly founded Greek state. It was during that period when Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias had impressive neoclassical mansions built to house his headquarters that today are important tourist attractions.
Eventhough the island small, Aegina is a place of rich history. The Temple of Aphaia is arguably the jewel in the crown of Aegina island, wander around Paleachora, visit the archeological site of Kolona. Spend your Aegina holidays swimming, enjoying the beaches, sightseeing, discovering the island, sailing, walking and cycling.
Aegina Pistachios are so unique that the island’s producers secured an EU Mandate granting the sole right of labeling nuts from the island ‘Aegina Pistachios’. Mouthwatering pastries and sweets made with the nut won’t be found as delicious as they are in Aegina anywhere else. Several patisseries around the harbor serve sweets made with the nut and they should not be missed.