Aegina, part of the Saronic Islands, is one of the closest islands to Athens. After a 40-minute ride on a hydrofoil ferry from Piraeus, you can discover Aegina and its many charms. Explore the Temple of Aphaia, dating back to around 500 BCE, the Monastery of Saint Nektarios and Paleohora, the former medieval capital, now abandoned. The island also has an archeological museum, where you can admire ruins and walls from the Neolithic period. Aegina also has several beaches worth visiting, such as Marathonas, Kleidi and Keri beaches.
In the picturesque village of Vagia, you can book a room for two in this colourful hotel overlooking the Temple of Aphaia and the blue waters of the Saronic Gulf. Built in traditional Aeginian architecture, it’s surrounded by lush gardens and makes for a perfect romantic getaway.