About the island of Aegina
Aegina, an island with centuries of history, has played an important role in various phases of Greek history, as it was the first capital of the newly created Greek State (1828). Aegina is the largest island of Argosaronikos bay and an important pole of attraction for Greek and foreign visitors because of its proximity to the port of Piraeus. Aegina is a particularly picturesque island, with clean seas, renowned monasteries, remarkable archaeological sites, an enchanting capital and beautiful villages. The island is also renowned for its pistachio trees (cultivated since 1860, the Aegina pistachio has earned well-deserved recognition as one of the finest in the world), its ceramic items and laces.