A full week in Athens would be too much city life for me. Especially when the sea is near and there are so many Greek islands to stay. The small island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf is the closest to Athens (27 kilometres). And the Flying Dolphin ferry took us in about 40 minutes from the Piraeus harbour to Aegina Town, the main port of the island.
Aegina is not a mass tourism island and the island grows some of the best pistachios of the world. We stayed a few days in a hotel on Kolona Bay, just a few hundreds of meters from the Aegina port. Kolona beach is separated from Aegina town by a archaeological site.
For three days I spend my daytime at the beach followed by a walk into Aegina Town for diner and drinks on the waterfront. On the upper deck of the slow ferry (1h30) back to Athens I enjoyed my last views on Aegina.