Aegina. A charming island close to Athens
Only half hour from Athens, Aegina is a surprisingly unspoilt escape. Once the capital city of Greece, now a port town with a 19th-century atmosphere. Walk in the narrow, paved streets and see the traditional houses, churches with blue domes and shops with folk art. Take a ride on the horse-carriages, discover the Temple of Aphaia, one of Greece’s most memorable sanctuaries swim all year round, taste fish specialties in picturesque local taverns and don't forget to buy the famous Aegina pistachios.