Aegina is located just an hour from the port of Piraeus and is the island closest to Athens. The island is 17 miles or 27 kilometers from Greece’s capital city Athens. Aegina is one of the Saronic islands, Aeagina was a great rival to Athens in ancient times and was a great sea power of the time.
On the island you can enjoy ancient temples, stone-built Byzantine churches and a delightful old-fashioned port town. Famous for its delicious local pistachio nuts the swimming season lasts late into the autumn.