The Temple of Aphaia
Built in 490 BC at the top of a pine-covered hill, this iconic temple is a unique work of art. According to legend, the isosceles triangle that it forms with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion is charged with a mystic energy. The views across the sea from here extend as far as Sounion and Piraeus.
Kolona Archaeological Site
On a hill next to the port, on the site of one of the most important prehistoric settlements in Greece, is the Acropolis of ancient Aegina. All that remains of the Doric Temple of Apollo that once stood here is a single column, the famous “Colonna”, which for many years was a landmark for Venetian sailors, giving the area its current name.
The Monastery of Saint Nektarios
Built in 1904 near the village of Kontos, this celebrated monastery is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in the Christian world and has one of the largest churches in the Balkans.
Also known as the “Mystras of Aegina”, after the fortified town in the Peloponnese, the old capital of the island stands on a hill that offered the islanders protection from pirate raids. Discover the 38 stone Byzantine chapels that remain of the 365 – one for every day of the year – that once existed here, climbing up to the top of the fortress, which is now dominated by the twin church of Saint George and Saint Demetrius.
The Ancient Olive Grove
With its wild beauty and mysteriously atmospheric landscape, the Ancient Olive Grove in the heart of the mountain region of Aegina never fails to impress. Some of the trees here, in the valley at the foot of Mount Ellanio, are ten metres in circumference and more than 1500 years old!
Aegina’s highest peak, at 532 metres, with the Church of the Prophet Elijah at the top, offers stunning views of the entire island. The climb is worth it to see one of the most beautiful sunsets in the Saronic Gulf.
The Christos Kapralos Museum
An important representative of modernism and Greek 20th-century art, the sculptor Christos Kapralos set up his studio in the area of Plakakia in 1963. Today, it houses an extraordinary collection of sculptures, ceramics, engravings, and paintings.
Built in 1802, this striking red building played an important role in the establishment of the modern Greek state. It was the meeting-place of the committee that governed the country in 1826, and later housed the state treasury. It is now a venue for cultural events.
A unique natural paradise of pine trees, crystal-clear waters and wildlife, just 10 minutes by boat from Perdika harbour. The only inhabitants of the island are deer, peacocks, wild rabbits and miniature horses.
This charming Cycladic-style fishing village stands out for its narrow cobbled streets, tiny whitewashed houses, and flower-filled courtyards. Every summer, people flock here to enjoy the famous fish tavernas in its delightful harbour.