The first thing that the visitor sees entering the harbor of the capital town of Egina is a series of neoclassical buildings with tavernas and cafeterias. The town, 9with a population of approximately 6,000 inhabitants), comprises both the noble and traditional atmosphere with narrow paved streets, ideal for romantic walks. Pistachio nuts are sold everywhere, while there are several souvenir shops. In the suburb of Livadi, (3km. away from the town), the visitor can find the house of Nikos Kazantzakis where he wrote the famous novel, titled «Zorbas».The main beach is ideal for swimming with shallow waters. For the yachts, the town provides a fully organized shelter with fuel station and water.Throughout the area, the visitor can find a great number of beautiful hotels, apartments, traditional tavernas, cafeterias, clubs and commercial shops.