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Aegina Island, situated in the heart of Saronic Gulf and easily reachable from Athens, has a long and colorful history with much to offer to the visitor.

Aegina has been inhabited since 2000 BC with its golden era being the 7th century BC, when as a formidable commercial, military and sea power it minted the first European coin: The silver "Turtle". Testaments of this this grandeur are found in the capital of the island, where the Temple of Apollo lies, overlooking the sea and greeting guests as they aproach the port. The famous Temple of Afaia, with its breathtaking view of the Saronic Gulf, is situated on the top of a high hill and is surrounded by acres of pine trees. This Temple, which is one the best preserved in Greece, forms an equilateral triangle along with the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and the Parthenon in Athens.

Moving forward through the Byzantine and Medieval periods, remains of which can be found all over the island, Aegina becomes the first capital of free modern Greece and the place where the first modern Greek currency is introduced and local administration is organized.

Another landmark of Aegina Island is the cathedral of St. Nektarios, one of the biggest orthodox churches in Europe. The house where St. Nektarios leaved and preached is located nearby.

Nowadays, the hometown of "pistachio", Aegina, is a place that remains untouched by the mass tourism. Whether it is a short getaway or a in-depth journey you seek, Aegina awaits to unviel its magic.

It will be our previllege to be your guides throughout this wonderful journey...