At a distance of about 18 miles from the coast of Attica, Aegina is usually a favorite first or last stop of
all cruises. An island famous for its pottery and covered with pistachio trees, Aegina has many ruins from
ancient times, foremost of which is the famous temple of Aphea Athena built in the 5th century BC
situated on a hill overlooking the bay of Aghia Marina. One of the most famous monasteries, Aghios
Nektarios, where in the sanctuary of a cave the most recent of Greek Orthodox saints rests, can be
visited easily as it lies only a short distance from the port of Aegina. Many small fishing villages scattered
around the island, like Perdika and Souvala, offer beautiful feasts of fresh fish at picturesque tavernas.
Aghia Marina, the bay lying below the temple of Aphea Athena with its pine trees sweeping down to the
beautiful, long, sandy beach offers everything from sea sports to an exciting night life.