Introduction

Beyond its bustling port, Aegina has the seductive, easygoing character of a typical Greek island, but with the added bonus of more than its fair share of prestigious ancient sites. Weekending Athenians spice up the mix of laid-back locals and island-dwelling commuters who use the island like an Athens suburb. Unique Aegina treats include a special – and delicious – pistachio nut, the splendid 5th-century Temple of Aphaia and the magical Byzantine Paleohora ruins.