Sea and simplicity…on Athens’ doorstep. Follow our insider guide to make the most of 48 hours on Aegina.

By Amanda Dardanis

Friday: Embarce the East Coast

The ancient ruins of Aphaia in Aegina.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

"For Aegina purists, the true magic lies in being a rock lizard: sunning yourself on salt-crusted rocks, then leaping into brilliant blue waters."

Unplug at Sotos - one of our favourite Aegina beach bars.

Photo: Amanda Dardanis

Saturday: Seaspray and Sunsets

A fruit stand in Aegina Town.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Sunset at the port in Aegina.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Simplicity is key at Skotadis.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Sunday: The Living is Easy

What better way to relax on a Sunday than on an uninhabited island?

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Tables and a view at Nondas taverna.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

Don't forget to try Aegina's pistachios.

Photo: Manos Chatzikonstantis

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