The island’s capital, Megalochori is still no more than a village in size, with a population of little more than 500. Alongside Skala it is the settlement most geared towards tourism.
In Ancient Greece the harbour in Megalochori was used as a naval base, while today it’s a simple fishing port with nets piled up on the quayside.
Ferries also arrive from Aegina, as well as “Flying Dophins” from Piraeus.
Allow some time to poke around its whitewashed alleys, bright with fuchsia flowers, and track down the village’s landmark, a windmill dating to 1812.