Top things to do in Aegina

Top Choice Church in Aegina

Paleohora

This enchanting remote hillside is dotted with the remains of a Byzantine village. More than 30 surviving churches punctuate the rocky heights of the original citadel, and several have been refurbished. They are lin…
Top Choice Temple in Aegina

Temple of Aphaia

The well-preserved remains of this impressive temple stand proudly on a pine-covered hill with far-reaching views over the Saronic Gulf. Built in 480 BC, it celebrates a local deity of pre-Hellenic times. The temple…
Top Choice Seafood in Aegina

Miltos

The most locally popular of Perdika’s quayside tavernas, known for the highest-quality seafood and no-nonsense Greek staples.
Ruins in Aegina Town

Temple of Apollo

Northwest of the port, ruined walls, cisterns and broken pillars in honey-coloured stone are lorded over by a solitary surviving column. It’s all that’s left of a 5th-century-BC temple that was once part of an ancie…
Museum in Aegina

Christos Capralos Museum

The home and studio of acclaimed sculptor Christos Capralos (1909–93), on the coast near Livadi, 1.5km north of Aegina Town, has been made into a museum displaying many of his fluid, powerful works. Monumental sculp…
Seafood in Aegina

Aeginitissa

Plan for a sunset meal at this simple seafood taverna, 1.5km north of Perdika (6km south of Aegina Town). It's a favourite with locals for its beautiful waterfront setting. If ordering fish, have it weighed first to…
Seafood in Aegina

O Thanasis

On the east coast of the island in Portes, 13km northeast of Perdika, a charming family welcomes you to a seafront terrace festooned with flowerpots. It serves up top seafood and Greek classics.
Mezedhes in Aegina Town

Gelladakis

Ensconced behind the noisy midharbour fish market, this vibrant joint is always thronged with people tucking into charcoal-fired octopus or sardines, plus other classic mezedhes (appetisers).
Food & Drink in Aegina Town

Aegina Fistiki Fest

Fistiki means 'pistachio' and this three-day brouhaha celebrates Aegina’s famous Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) pistachio through music, art and culinary contests.
Mediterranean in Aegina Town

Elia

Burrow into the backstreets to find this excellent restaurant that's popular with locals. Imaginative, fresh specialities include its pistachio pesto and the pittas of the day.