The city of Aegina is the capital city of the island and it's located on the west side. It's built amphitheatrically towards the sea. When you enter the harbor, the small, white church of Saint Nikolas welcomes you. Your first impression is the modern type classical buildings, which are located along the sea front of the island and have terrestrial shade colors which make them look even more beautiful at sunset. The economic and social life of Aegina is centralized on the coastal road and the parallel roads. Take a ride on the horses and the carriages, walk in the narrow, paved streets and see the traditional houses, the churches with the blue domes and the shops with folk art. Don't miss seeing the fish-market, the traditional restaurants that serve snacks with ouzo (a Greek drink). Also the fishing boats that are not only used for fishing but for sealing groceries as well. And finally don't forget to buy the famous peanuts of Aegina. In the enchanting atmosphere of the night you can have fun and dance at the clubs in town. The buildings in Aegina have a neoclassical architecture with folk elements. They were built during the 19th century and they remind us that Aegina were once the capital city of Greece for two years.