Aegina Island, one of the most beautiful places in Greece, in 1828 became the first capital of the free Greek state. Tradition derives the name from Aegina mother of Aeacus who was born in and ruled the island. Aegina is a true "gate" of world history and culture, since archeological sites from 12 different civilizations from the Neolithic Age to the modern history meet here. During ancient times, Aegina was a rival of Athens, the dominant naval power of the era.
Today Aegina with friendly residents and traditional hospitality, is a unique paradise for lovers of sailing, in the center of the Saronic Gulf, with dozens of places around that are worth exploring.