Oikia Karapanou

Aegina island

The island of Aegina is truly charming, its wide horizons are suffused with Attic light, where sunshine-filled days are passed in the sea, on the beaches, and enjoying the atmosphere of the lively tavernas, cafés and nightlife.

The port, just four kilometers from the Oikia, is fronted by beautiful neoclassical houses whose balconies overlook the harbour and its vibrant social life. Zorba the Greek was written here by the famous author Katzantzakis who chose Aegina as his home from 1931 to 1946 – contributing to the aura of its intellectual, artistic and cultural life. He wrote, in 1933: "Divine are the days here…".

As well as the attraction of the beaches there are many beautiful walks and interesting places to visit such as:

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the temple of Aphaia built at the time of the Parthenon, and some would say, its rival, with its own attractive museum.
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the charming museum at the ancient site of Colonna.
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The Greek Orthodox monastery of "Chrissoleontissa" perched high in the centre of the island.
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The valley at the foot of Aegina's highest mountain topped with the remains of a sanctuary to Hellanios Zeus and a tiny chapel - with 1,000 year-old olive trees.
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Agios Nektarios church, the second largest church in the Balkans.
 
... and many other delights and curiosities which we will be happy to help you discover for yourself.