Top ChoiceChurch in Aegina

Paleohora

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...

Top ChoiceTemple 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...

Top ChoiceSeafood 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...

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...

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...

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. If you want to get a table, get...

Mezedhes in Aegina Town

Bakalogatos

Marked out by a canopy of colourful umbrellas suspended above the entrance, Bakalogatos has fresh, well-crafted mezedhes in an elegant setting, with faux-finished tables and traditional products on the walls.

Mediterranean in Aegina Town

Elia

Burrow into the backstreets to find this excellent restaurant that's popular with locals. Imaginative, fresh specialities include Aegina's pistachio pesto and the pites (pies) of the day.

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.

Bar in Aegina Town

Tortuga

This lovely one-room bar, full of artistic knick-knacks, spills onto the busy Irioti street. This is the place for good coffee in the day and cocktails in the evening. There is live music too.

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.

Bar in Aegina Town

International Corner

Get off the main strip and head to this bohemian wood-panelled bar room. The gregarious owner takes requests, from top 40 to fantastic Greek music.

Bar in Aegina Town

Avli

This lively restaurant and bar plays music from '60s tunes to Greek pop, and has a covered garden that bubbles with activity.

Cretan in Aegina Town

Kriton Gefsis

Cretan ingredients and flavours are the order of the day at this lively taverna featuring fresh seafood. Also has live music.

Arts & Crafts in Aegina Town

Kubara

A lovely little shop that sells arts and crafts made by Greek artists and designers – choose from ceramics, jewellery and small paintings, tote bags and T-shirts. Perfect for souvenir shopping with a difference.

Monastery in Aegina

Moni Hrysoleontissas

This imposing 17th-century monastery is in a remote central part of Aegina and is surrounded by high walls built by the monks to ward off pirates. At one time the monastery owned much of the island.

Taverna in Aegina Town

Tsias

Harbourside eating at its best (mind the buzzing scooters rushing past). Try shrimps with tomatoes and feta, the horta (wild greens) and sardines, or one of the daily specials.

Monastery in Aegina

Moni Agiou Nektariou

This large modern monastery in central Aegina marks the turn-off for the road to Paleohora Byzantine village and churches.