No vacation in Greece is complete without a trip to their famous islands, but we weren’t really in a position to spend the time and money to travel out to a remote location during our stay. But luckily there is one island accessible with a 40-minute ferry ride from Athens: Aegina.

One of the Saronic islands in the Saronic Gulf, Aegina is close enough to Athens for an easy day trip. Home to 13,000 permanent residents, there are also many vacation homes owned by wealthy Athenians.

We caught the ferry over just before lunch, wandered Aegina Town’s streets for a while, visited a cafe or two, and caught the 6:10 back to Piraeus and the city.

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