A popular destination among the weekenders, Aegina is a sublime island brimming with ancient history and archaeological sites of great importance. The town of Aegina is picturesque, with beautiful neoclassical buildings and remains of the long naval history that all islands of the Saronic Gulf share. Orthodox people flock to Aegina as the Monastery of Agios Nektarios is an important religious monument. Same applies to archaeology lovers who wish to pay a visit to the temple of Athena Aphaia. There is an imaginary triangle connecting the temple Athena Aphaia with the temple of Poseidon in Sounion and the Acropolis of Athens. Ancient architecture aside, the island is carpeted by pistachio trees and rumor has it that Aegina pistachios are second to none. Aeginitissa, Agia Marina, Klima, Marathonas, Sarpa and Vagia boast some superbly clear waters for you to take a dip. Indulge in Greek cuisine and a glass of ouzo if you are up for it at Babis, Skotadis, and Stratigos.