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Aegina

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Aegina is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 27km from Athens. Tradition derives the name from Aegina the mother of the hero Aeacus, who was born on the island and became its king. During ancient times Aegina was a rival of Athens, the great sea power of the era.AdministrationMunicipalityThe municipality of Aegina consists of the island of Aegina and a few offshore islets. It is part of the Islands regional unit, Attica region. The municipality is subdivided into the following five communities (population in 2011 in parentheses ): Aegina (7253) Kypseli (2124) Mesagros (1361) Perdika (823) Vathy (1495) The capital is the town of Aegina, situated at the northwestern end of the island. Due to its proximity to Athens, it is a popular vacation place during the summer months, with quite a few Athenians owning second houses on the island.ProvinceThe province of Aegina was one of the provinces of the Piraeus Prefecture. Its territory corresponded with that of the current municipalities Aegina and Agkistri. It was abolished in 2006.
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Where to stay in Aegina

Many visitors choose to stay in a budget or mid-range hotel in the town of Aegina itself, on the island's west coast. Here you'll enjoy proximity to the ferry terminal, as well as easy access to some of the best historical attractions in the area. If you want access to one of the island's best beaches and its main temple, stay in the eastern village Agia Marina.
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