Aegina is one of the largest islands of the Sardonic Gulf, famous for great beaches, cultivation of pistachios and Athena Aphaia, one of the most notable ancient temples of Greece. The island also has an extraordinary collection of Orthodox Christian churches, located in an inland ghost village of Paleohora. More so, Aegina Island used to be the capital of Greece for two years during the 1820s, when Greece fought to gain independence from the Turkish Empire.
Beaches of Aegina are suitable for every type of vacationer. Developed beaches with tourist facilities alternate with pristine ones. Some of them are ideal for children, while on others you will find deep waters in a matter of a few steps. Every September, the locals and travelers celebrate the Aegina Fistiki (Pistachio) Festival for four days, enjoying delicious food, theatrical performances and music.