Description of Aegina
The island of Aegina is the ideal destination for a short trip from Athens all year round. It offers beautiful natural environment and tourist facilities of hotels and rooms along with lovely beaches and excellent local cuisine served in the restaurants.
Best time to visit Aegina
All year round.
History of Aegina
Being a colony of Epidaurus first, the island of Aegina because of its important location almost in the centre of the Saronic Gulf it evolved in an early naval power. This can be proved by the early coins found on the island depicting a turtle. The power of Aegina can also be estimated because of the hostile attitude of the rising power of Athens towards Aegina. Later on Aegina was a part of the Byzantine Empire but suffered of the repeated invasions of Arabs from Crete and pirates. Aegina went under Venetian Rule and Ottoman Rule to gain its freedom only after the Greek War of Independence in 1821 when it was also chosen as the very first capital city of the newly founded Greek State.
Sightseeing on Aegina
This beautiful island has several beaches like: Souvala, Bagia, Agia Marina, Porto, Marathon, Aiginitissa, Perdika and Moni. Souvala is a traditional fishing village with beautiful beaches, fine restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, rooms and apartments. Agia Marina is well known as a resort with a long sandy beach, with water sports and the famous archaeological site of the Temple of Aphea. The Monastery of St. Nektarios was built around 1904-1910. St. Nektarios and receives a great number of visitors and pilgrimages every year.
Local Products of Aegina
The local peanuts are the main product of Aegina.
Useful Phone Numbers on Aegina
Police: +30 22970 27777
Tourist Police: +30 22970 23333
Port Authorities of Aegina: +30 22970 22328
Local Buses Services: +30 22970 25750
Hospital: +30 22970 24489
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