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Aegina Island

Switch to Russian lies in the centre of the Argosaronic Gulf and has an area of 85 sq. km., a shoreline of 57 km and a population of 11,000. The island lies only 16 nautical miles away from Piraeus and the crossing by the ships or ferries, which provide a daily service, takes only one hour. There are also the "flying dolphin" hydrofoils, which cut this time down to half an hour. From here, you can go in every destination in the Argosaronic Gulf and even in Peloponnese.

Mythology tells us that the first king of the island was the hero Aecus, son of Zeus and the nymph Aegina, who renamed the island. The island was inhabited in the Neolithic period, and much later, the Minoans came to the island, to be followed by the Achaeans and the Dorians. From the middle of the second millenium BC, Aegina began to develop its trade and at the same time emerged as a strong naval power. Ships carried the products of the island, chiefly ceramics, to the Cyclades, Crete and mainland Greece. The island reached the zenith of its development during the 6th century BC, when, as an independent power, it was the first city in Greece to mint coins. In spite of the fact that Aegina was a rival of Athens, it helped the Athenians in their victory against the Persian fleet at the Naval-Battle of Salamis. The Athenians, who had never trusted it, finally seized the island in the mid of the 5th century BC. The subsequent history of the island follows roughly the same course with the rest of Greece. The island made an important contribution to the struggle against the Turks in 1821, and Aegina was the seat of the first Greek government, under Kapodistria, before being succeeded in this role by Nafplion.

Aegina is a pine covered island with beautiful beaches, picturesque villages, very important historical monuments and modern tourist facilities. Aegina has also a lovely capital full of fine neoclassical buildings and narrow alleys where one can enjoy fresh fish and excellent appetizers in the taverns of the fish market, in the heart of the town. Today Aegina, due to its proximity to Piraeus, has become a place that attracts many Athenians during the weekends, but is also a very popular destination for many tourists.

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