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Originally the area was known as Inoni (or Inona or Inopia). Its title originates from Aegina, among the 50 kids from the river god Asopus, who were adored by Zeus.The king of Olympus, to be able to avoid, Hera, tranformed  into a bald eagle and transported Aegina towards the isolated Inoni region. Local legend has it, the fruit of Aegina's and Zeus' passion was Aeakos, the very first king from the island.
 
Aeakos requested Zeus to provide him subjects and thus he changed the bugs from the island into humans for his skae. The very first inhabitant from the island was known as Myrmidones, in the Greek word "myrmigi" meaning ant.
 
Aegina includes a lengthy history, dating in the Neolithic (fourth millennium BC) towards the old age. Our prime points in the history were the time if it is great wealth (657-459 BC) and also the short time if this was announced first capital and residential of governor Ioannis Kapodistrias.
 
Witnesses for this historic path would be the hill of Kolona using its characteristic column and also the findings of ancient pay outs, Paleachora using its publish-byzantine places of worship, the Temple of Afea, the general public structures from the Kapodistrian period, Mount Hellanion/ Oros and also the monastery of Chrysoleontissa.
 
Aegina is near to the port of Pireaus around the landmass. Site visitors must arrive by boat however the journey is brief (between 40 and 80 minutes based on which boat) as well as an enjoyable a part of your holiday experience. Enter the busy port of Aegina town and drink within the view: a moon crescent harbour with fishing boats for sale, fruit filled caiques, and glamorous yachts jostling for position. Once on Aegina you may enjoy island existence but easily leave for excursions to Athens, the Saronic islands - Agistri, Poros & Hydra - and also the Peloponnese.
 
Perhaps among the primary points of interest of Aegina is that it's a real living and dealing island. Fortunately not really a victim of mass tourism, Aegina is the best place to go for the independent traveller who yearns to see some reality of the nation she's going to. Individuals who're well travelled in A holiday in greece will observe that Aegina isn't as "well-kept" as some islands well-liked by foreign vacationers. It hosts mainly Greek weekend site visitors. This simply increases the charm. Populair sites to go to are: the temple of Aphaia and also the chapel of Agios Nektarios.
 
Spring and fall are fantastic occasions of the season to go to. The climate here is nice,  sunny, warm and energizing.
 
Aegina is reputed to achieve the weakest climate in a holiday in Greece. Pull in your cozy footwear and explore our natural landscapes. There's some excellent walking available on Aegina ancient abandoned towns on slopes amazing olive tree groves clamber to the peak of Mount Oros using its fantastic ocean sights & pistachio tree orchards (Aegina’s most well-known export).
 
Beaches
During summer, the sea is warm enough to swim. As in most of Greece, the sea and beaches in Aegina are exceptionally beautiful. You may choose a beach depending on the weather / wind at the time, as on a given day it may be wavy on one side of the island but not on another. Here are some beach recommendations:
Aeginitissa: Closer to the southern part of the island and to Perdika. A beach bar also exists there. This beach attracts a lot of the younger "trendy" crowds.
Aqua Loca: Located at the western part of the island. A beach bar also exists there, which also operates during the night. More quiet and chill than Aeginitissa.
Marathonas A & B: Two adjacent beaches at the western part of the island.
Kolona beach: Within walking distance from the town of Aegina, this beach is next to a visible archaeological site and a small pine forest with picnic tables.
All of the above beaches are equipped with umbrellas and plastic chaise loungers that you can rent.
 
North-side beaches: Many beautiful beaches exist at the north part of the island along the route between Aegina town and Souvala. Follow this route and find the beach that looks most appealing to you. These beaches may lack the bars and the umbrella rentals but they are more quiet and scenic.
 
Agios Nektarios
 
Chapel and monastery
Built which are more recent Greek Orthodox saint - Agios Nektarios - The area is visited by large amounts of individuals, most of them seeking the aid of this miracle-working saint, who died in 1920.
 
By pointing out Temple of Afea   Aphaia/ Afea Temple and museum
 
Monument of effective historical interest
The Temple of Aphaia is perhaps the jewel within the crown of Aegina island. It's a stunning illustration of ancient architecture occur an attractive natural forested area with sensational sights over the island towards the ocean.
 
 Aegina's form of Mystras
Situated on the steep hill next to the chapel and monastery of Agios Nektarios, it had been the hawaiian islands capital in the ninth century before the early 1800s AD). The setting is magnificent, particularly in spring.
 
Ancient site of Kolona with museum  
The hill of Kolona, alongside port of Aegina town, was lived on from prehistoric occasions with the classical period. Extensive walls and fundamentals have been located and excavations continue to be in process.
 
 Camera Obscura in Perdika 
This building, in Perdika, was area of the Light & Image exhibition which happened in may 2003. This
Camera Obscura is the first built-in a holiday in Greece and also the only Camera Obscura worldwide having a 360° panorama.
 
The pink Tower in Aegina town
Built-in 1802 and situated some street behind the boulevard of Aegina town. The Tower located in 1826 Kapodistrias' government before the Governor's Residence, referred to as "Structure of Barbayannis" was built. The tower is just open for site visitors when there's an exhibit. Picture: Spyros K
 
Ancient museum of Kolona
On going to the museum you'll find 3 primary halls where one can while away a fascinating hour or even more to look at the surprising quantity of items. Within the entrance area you'll be welcomed with a marble Sphinx. This can be a votive monument from the early classical period (460 BC) that was devoted towards the Temple of Apollo. It's an exceptional sculpture that has the mind of the lady and the entire body is half bald eagle and half lion. The Sphinx was excavated in the Kolona site in 1903.
 
Explore ancient monuments and old monasteries:
The Temple of Aphea Athena
Close to Ayia Marina lies the 500 BC Doric Temple of Aphea Athena, the most important monument on the island. The temple was founded there ai it formed an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, the so-called “holy triangle” of antiquity. The most impressive part of the temple is its wonderful sculpted pediments, a large part of which is exhibited at the Glyptothek of Munich. Excavation findings are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Aegina.
The Sanctuary of Apollo Delfinios, Kolóna
Located at a short distance from the harbour, the area took its name from a standing column (of Doric type), the only one remaining from a 6th Century BC temple. Mount Kolonas was a religious centre of the ancient town. Archaeological research has revealed the presence of more than ten historical buildings dating from the most recent Neolithic era (5th millennium BC) to the Mycenaean period (1600- 1200 BC). In front of the archaeological site lies a museum bearing the same name.
Palaiohóra, Ayia Marina
The site of Paleohóra represents Aegina during Byzantine times. This site is known as the “Island Mystras” because it once had 565 churches, 28 out of which (with exceptional wall paintings) have withstood the ravages of time, just like the ruins of a medieval castle and two incredible monasteries.
 
Saint Nektarios Monastery
Near Palaiochora, on the road to Souvala, lies the impressive Monastery of Ayios Nektarios, one of the largest monasteries in the Balkans. It was built in the 20th Century (between 1904 and 1910) on the site of a small Byzantine monastery.

Sun-loving tourists should definitely soak up the sun in the island’s crystalline beaches:
Pérdika, a quiet pebbly beach in the traditional village of Pérdika
Souvála, distinctive for its warm, therapeutic waters suitable for curing rheumatisms
Ayía Marína, a cosmopolitan organized tourist resort with many hotels, rooms to let, beach bars and restaurants
Marathónas, two sandy beaches, one next to another, 4 km away from the town
Vayía
 
Dining Out
Among the joys of travel would be to experience the local drink and food. If you're searching for among the last remaining places on the planet with no chain fast food restaurants, then Aegina is your place. At breakfast, do what the Greeks do and just have a slow coffee at one of the old-worldly yet stylish sea facing coffee shops, bookstores. Eat fresh cheese and green spinach pastries in the bakery and fruit in the caiques. A real delight is ouzo with mezedes or perhaps a cold beer within the sunny mid-day. Finally, finish your entire day just as you began by doing exactly what the lovely Greeks do and revel in a late dinner within the fantastic local tavernas. Salad, fresh seafood, grilled meat is just what the gourmet doctor ordered for a perfect feast for the senses.
 
The pistachios produced in Aegina are notoriously famous all over Greece.You can buy some pistachio bags/packets at the stands located close to the boats arriving at the harbor. Traditional sweets containing pistachio are also offered by Mourtzis Paradosiaka Glyka in Aegina town (Mourtzis Traditional Sweets) @ Panagioti Irioti 57
 
Aegina offer fresh seafood and other authentic Greek dishes.The best waterfront taverna may be the one at the north end (from the pier, turn left), called Flisvos.
Somewhat hidden in the middle of town is Patitiri, with simple but excellent traditional food.
Try charcoal-grilled octopus at Geladakis taverna in Aegina town.
Ammos ("sand"), south of the main port about a 7 minute drive, is a hidden gem. Amazing fish and white tarama. Eat on the beach.
Nontas Fish Restaurant, Perdika 18010 Aegina Island, ? +30 22970 61233, . Nontas fish restaurant in Aegina Greece, famous for its location by the sea, its friendly service and its seafood and fish delicacies! 
In Aghia Marina, go to Pita Toms, where soulvakis and gyros are fresh and inexpensive (1,60 euro).
Perdhika, at the southwest tip of the island, has a whole row of good tavernas..



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