Due to its proximity to Athens, it is a popular vacation place during the summer months, with quite a few Athenians owning second houses on the island. Hydrofoil ferries from Piraeus take only forty minutes to reach Aegina. The beaches are a popular tourist attraction. There are regular bus services from Aegina town to destinations throughout the island such as Agia Marina.
The Temple of Aphaia or Afea near Agia marina is located within a complex dedicated to the goddess Aphaia.