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The landscape of the island is consisted of low-lying hills with pine forests. Northwest, there are flat residential areas like the town of Aegina. The vegetation of the island includes olive trees, grapes, bushes. Foxes, hares, badgers and various birds are the fauna of Aegina.

According to mythology, Aegina, owes its name to the homonym daughter of the god Aesop. God Zeus fell in love with her and moved her to the island Inoni. They had a son and together renamed the island to Aegina.

The geographical position of Aegina, located between Attica, Peloponnese and Cyclades, defined the island throughout the course of history as a transportation and commercial hub.