Aegina is a verdant island known for its great production of colourful pistachios. The Greek Island has a lovely capital full of fine neoclassical buildings and attractions that any visitor should explore.
The temple of Apollo which was dedicated to Apollo proudly standing on the Hill of Kolona. On the hill was also standing the Ancient Acropolis of the island and findings from an early Helladic settlement have been excavated.
Lying 12 kilometres east of Aegina Town among dense pine trees, the Temple of Aphaia is a magnificent Doric temple dating from the 5th century BC. The temple was dedicated to the Cretan nymph Aphaia.
The famous monastery of Saint Nektarios is located opposite the mountain of Paleochora (Old village), where the old capital used to be. The monastery was built between 1904 and 1910 by a monk, Nektarios, who was one of the latest canonized people of the Greek Orthodox Church.