Aegina Island

A perfect wedding destination


Aegina has a long history, dating from the Neolithic (4th millennium BC) to the later years.

The high points in its history were the period of it’s great prosperity (657-459 BC) and the short period when it was proclaimed first capital and home of governor Ioannis Kapodistrias.

Witnesses to this historical path are the hill of Kolona with its characteristic column and the findings of ancient settlements, Paleachora with its post-byzantine churches, the Temple of Afea, the public buildings of the Kapodistrian period, Mount Hellanion/ Oros and the monastery of Chrysoleontissa.

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Port in Aegina
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So, what is it about Aegina which attracts so many people to use their precious holiday to return here year after year? Why do others dream about living on Aegina all year long and some actually take the plunge and do it by relocating here permanently? Curious?

Once you experience it for yourself you will understand. In the meantime, let us paint a picture of this magical island.

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One of the joys of travel is to experience local food and drink. Unlike many other Greek holiday destinations you will be glad to note the absence of bill-boards advertising “full English breakfast” or “chicken schnitzel”. At breakfast, do as the Greeks do and simply enjoy a coffee at one of the sea-front cafes. Snack with fresh cheese and spinach, pastries from the bakery and fruit from the small boats.A true delight is ouzo with snacks or a cold beer in the sunny afternoon. Finally, finish your day as you started by enjoying dinner in one of the fantastic taverns. Salad, fresh fish, grilled meat….

Of course, many people choose to come to Greece for summer holidays to experience the beach and swimming in the sea. Again, Aegina will not disappoint you. There are several sandy beaches on the island from which you can choose to swim in clean and crystal clear waters.

Sun-loving tourists should definitely soak up the sun in the island’s crystalline beaches:

  • Pérdika, a quiet pebbly beach in the traditional village of Pérdika
  • Souvála, distinctive for its warm, therapeutic waters suitable for curing rheumatisms
  • Agía Marína, a cosmopolitan organized tourist resort with many hotels, rooms to let, beach bars and restaurants
  • Marathónas, two sandy beaches, one next to another, 4 km away from the town Perdika

We recommend Aegina to you out of the High Holiday season also. Spring and autumn are excellent times of the year to visit. The weather is sunny, warm and energizing.
Indeed, Aegina is reputed to have the mildest climate in Greece. Pull on your comfy shoes and explore our natural landscapes. There is some excellent walking to be had on Aegina; ancient abandoned villages on hillsides;  awe inspiring olive tree groves; clamber to the top of Mount Oros with its fantastic sea views & pistachio tree orchards (Aegina’s most famous export).

Even though the island is small, it boasts a great number of sights and natural beauties, highlight of which is the famous Aphea Temple.It forms in fact an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and theTemple of Poseidon at Sounion, the so-called “holy triangle” of the antiquity.

Aegina town, the capital of the island, stands out for its well-preserved buildings. On the outskirts you can find charming little villages with distinctive traditional character, such as Kypseli, Agii and Vagia as well as organized tourist resorts like Agia Marina, Perdika, and Souvala.

Aègina is also surrounded by many smaller islands (Moni, Metopi, Diaportia, Lagouses, Kyra, Dorousa, Spalathonisi, Anonyma) that can be reached by boat from the port of Aegina.

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Saronic Gulf
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Museums & Attractions

Arguably one of the main attractions of Aegina is that it is a real living and working island. Thankfully not a victim of mass tourism, Aegina is the perfect destination for the independent traveler who yearns to experience some reality of the country he is visiting.
Those who are well traveled in Greece will note that Aegina is not as “manicured” as some islands popular with foreign tourists. It hosts mainly Greek weekend visitors. This simply adds to the charm. Popular sites to visit are: the temple of Aphaia and the church of Agios Nektarios. Learn more about the traditions and culture of Aegina on this website.

During your stay on the island, you can visit the following museums and sightseeings:

  • Archaeological museum
  • Historical and folklore museum
  • Aphea Temple (around the temple of Aphèa)
  • Christos Kapralos Museum
  • Governor’s Kapodistrias Residence

In the town of Aegina also call in at:

  • Markellos Tower (built by Markellos, a 1821 War of Independence hero and
    later Governor of the island, which now houses the Kapodistrias Spiritual Center),
  • Kapodistrias Orphanage (the first public building during Kapodistrias’ administration),
  • Eunardeio (a 1829 building in Doric style)
  • Aegina Cathedral (the first Cathedral of the Modern Greek State;
    it also housed Kapodistrias Government and the first parliament of the modern Greek State).

The Temple of Aphea Athena

Close to Agia Marina lies the 500 BC Doric Temple of Aphea Athena, the most important monument on the island. The temple was founded there and it formed an equilateral triangle with the Parthenon and the nTemple of Poseidon at Sounion, the so-called “holy triangle” of antiquity. The most impressive part of the temple is its wonderful sculpted pediments, a large part of which is exhibited at the Glyptothek of Munich. Excavation findings are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Aegina.

The Sanctuary of Apollo Delfinios, Kolóna

Located at a short distance from the harbour, the area took its name from a standing column (of Doric type), the only one remaining from a 6th Century BC temple. Mount Kolonas was a religious centre of the ancient town. Archaeological research has revealed the presence of more than ten historical buildings dating from the most recent Neolithic era (5th millennium BC) to the Mycenaean period (1600- 1200 BC). In front of the archaeological site lies a museum bearing the same name.

Palaiohóra, Agia Marina

The site of Paleohóra represents Aegina during Byzantine times. This site is known as the “Island Mystras” because it once had 565 churches, of which 28 (with exceptional wall paintings)  have withstood the ravages of time, just like the ruins of a medieval castle and two incredible monasteries.

Saint Nektarios Monastery

Near Palaiochora, on the road to Souvala, lies the impressive Monastery of Ayios Nektarios, one of the largest monasteries in the Balkans. It was built in the 20th Century (between 1904 and 1910) on the site of a small Byzantine monastery.


Palaiohóra, Agia Marina

The site of Paleohóra represents Aegina during Byzantine times. This site is known as the “Island Mystras” because it once had 565 churches, of which 28 (with exceptional wall paintings)  have withstood the ravages of time, just like the ruins of a medieval castle and two incredible monasteries.

Temple of Aphaea
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Aegina | A perfect wedding destination

So, what are you waiting for? Whether you are new to Aegina or a returning visitor there is always something new to experience and enjoy. Let us lead you to your next adventure!


Whether is in a private villa, a church or an estate near the sea we will have it all prepared for you!

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