Aegina Island, Greece Saronic Gulf

The island of Aegina is one of the most popular tourist destinations as it is the closest island to Athens. According to the myth, the island took its name from a nymph, daughter of the river god Asopos, whom Zeus fell in love with and took with him to the island! From 1827 until 1829 Aegina town was the temporary capital of the newly founded Greek state. It was during that period when Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias had impressive neoclassical mansions built to house his headquarters that today are important tourist attractions… visitgreece.gr