The island of Aegina is one of the most popular tourist destinations as it is the closest island to Athens (only 16.5 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus). According to the myth, the island took its name from a nymph, daughter of the river god Asopos, whom Zeus fell in love with and took with him to the island! From 11/1/1827 until 3/10/1829 Aegina town was the temporary capital of the newly founded Greek state. It was during that period when Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias had impressive neoclassical mansions built to house his headquarters that today are important tourist attractions. You can explore the ancient monuments and the old monasteries, like: The Temple of Aphea Athena, The Sanctuary of Apollo Delfinios, Kolóna,Saint Nektarios Monastery.
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Monastery of Ayios Nektarios is one of the largest monasteries in the Balkans
On a hill in the inland area known as Kontos on Aegina island, just a few miles from the port there is Saint Nektarios Monastery
Moni is a beautiful island with lush vegetation without inhabitants, only deer, small horses, wild boar, peacocks, pheasants and squirrels that come close to you to feed them. Its beaches have deep, clean waters, suitable for underwater fishing.