All 12 Aegina Sightseeing
Here are all the Aegina sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Aegina, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Aegina
The Archaeological Museum of Aphaia is located right next to the ancient temple. It houses remains from the temple and findings from the excavations held there.
Founded in 1829, the Archaeological Museum of Aegina was the first museum to be established in the modern Greek State. The museum is housed in a building constructed in 1980 located near the site of Kolona. It hosts a collection of artifacts from the Temple of Aphaia, a statue from the Temple of Apollo and Neolithic pots.
This museum used to be the workshop of the famous sculptor and now hosts pieces of his work. It is situated in Plakakia neighbourghood, Aegina town, close to the house of Nikos Kazantzakis.
The Eunardios School of Teaching is a neoclassical building that stands next to the Cathedral of Aegina. It was built in 1830, after a generous donation made by the Swiss banker Eunardios.
The Folklore Museum of Aegina is located in the centre of the capital town and it houses rare manuscripts, maps, a collection of books, traditional costumes, furniture and many other items. Cultural events are held in the yard of the museum.
Moni is a small islet opposite the village of Perdika on Aegina. It is not inhabited and has some nice beaches to relax. Excursion boats in summer connect Perdika to Moni.
The church of Agios Nikolaos stands in the port of Aegina Town. It is a large church with round dome and it is considered the protector saint of sailormen.
This temple of Zeus is located on the slopes of Mount Ellanion. Most of this ancient temple stands in ruins today. A small church is located next to it.
This centre opened in 1984 and works as a rehabilitation centre for wild animals. Even if you aren't fond of wildlife, a visit to this centre would be an interesting experience. It is located close to Pahia Rahi village and many volunteers work there in summer.
The Doric temple of Athena Aphaia was built around 420 B.C. on the site of a former temple. It is situated on top of a rock and it was dedicated to goddess Athena. The amazing thing is the this temple of Aegina, the temple of Poseidon in Sounion and the Acropolis of Athens geographically form an isosceles triangle.
This ancient temple was dedicated to god Apollo. It is also known as Kolona, because a single column stands there today. This temple is situated in a walking distance from the port of Aegina Town.
The monastery was established by the saint himself, who was an Orthodox bishop, in 1904. Agios Nektarios lived in this monastery from 1908 to 1920. Today, this monastery is considered an important religious centre in Greece.
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