Paradoxally enough, in that tiny island, you will find kind of wildlife: the place is full of peacocks and deers! Yes, they even come close to you, and allow you to feed them :-) I only made it to photo this bird, hopefully, the comming summer I will have photo of the deers too! :-)
Mount Oros is an extinct volcano and Aegina's highest point at 532 meters (1745 feet).
According to my free Aegina map there is a remote archeological site on Mount Oros called "Naos Ellaniou Dia" but the dirt road that leads to it was deemed impassable by my taxi driver. The highway that passes the mountain is quite scenic and goes by the villages of Lazarides, Portes, and Anitseo.
If you want to do this trip then it might be possible by renting a motorcycle from Aghia Marina. Otherwise the opportunity to go near Mount Oros by taxi is on the way from Aghia Marina to the fishing village of Perdika.
Metropolis old temple of Virgin Mary
The Metropolis old temple of Virgin Mary is one that nearly all visitors to Aegina will see from a distance arriving to the port of Aegina. It is located at the centre of the main port of Aegina.
It was here where the first Greek government took their oath.
Aegina Island: Jewel of the Saronic Gulf
"You'll go nuts over this easy day trip from Athens"
Have you ever seen a map of Tasmania? That's what Aegina Island looks like from a bird's eye view. My Easter Sunday tour of Aegina touched all three corners as I covered a few popular destinations and ventured off the beaten path. The scenic island is famous for its pistachio orchards and the Temple of Aphaia as well as being the inspiration for Nikos Kazantzakis, who wrote the novel "Zorba the Greek" while residing in the village of Livadi north of Aegina town.
"The Temple of Aphaia"
The star attraction on Aegina Island is this temple which was built back in 490 B.C. If you have already seen the Parthenon at Athens and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion then you need to come here to complete the Athena goddess trifecta, which is also shaped like a triangle!
"Greece's largest church is on this small island!"
How did Greece's largest church end up on this small island? The answer is inside ... (see "things to do" tip) ... and features a special guest appearance by actor Anthony Quinn performing as Zorba The Greek.
My AIGINA (I steal Work it)
The island of Aegina is in the middle of Saronic gulf.
Its port is about 16.5 nautical miles from Pireus.
Population is 14.000 residents. The greatest part of the island is covered by small mountains. Aegina's highest point. is mount ellanion, 1.532 m. above sea level.
Many natural harbors exists its rocky coasts.
These small harbors are: in Aegina city , Souvala, Agia Marina and Perdika. On the west there is a bigger gulf, Marathon.
There are many beautiful beaches all over the island. .
Avra , Kolonna, Panayitsa, AgiosVassilios ,Marathon, Agia Marina, Perdika, Souvala.
Some of them offer umbrellas and deck chairs for a small charge.