Aegina is an island full of special places of both historical importance and natural beauty.
Ancient temple of Aphaea
Monastery & Church of Agios Nektarios
The Cape of the Pillar (Kolona)
Aegina has been inhabited since ancient times and as a result is still has some of the roads and paths used throughout the years. Sometimes dirt roads, sometimes cobblestone roads; the paths of Aegina will lead you to discover its hidden treasures in the wild local nature.
The Traverse of Mount. Ellanio | 8.8 km., 5 hours, Difficulty Medium
Sfentouri – Elaionas | 3 km., 1:15 hours, Difficulty Medium
Palaioxora | 1.2 km, 40 minutes, Diffculty Easy
Temple of Afaia | 2.5km, 50 minutes, Diffculty Medium
If you love horses and horse-riding you’re in luck. Aegina offers exciting horse-riding trips; most of them can be found in Perdika and the Town. Although, if you want you can arrange special trips throughout the island.
Although Aegina is a relatively small island and pretty close to Athens, it hosts on its land a number of birds, some of which are rarer than others. Throughout the year, on Aegina and mainly in the villages of Pachia Rachi and Kontos, you will be able to observe among other species, mountain partridges, storks, and other genuinely local species. Depending on the season you can also observe flocks of stocks, herons, and other aquatic birds.