Aegina Architecture

Aegina architecture
About the architecture of Aegina, Greece

Aegina town was privileged to be the first capital of Greece which is why the architecture of Aegina has so many Neoclassical features, a style that dominated the island and later the rest of the country. The island's 19th century mansions are characterized by the European luxury and splendour. Following the transfer of the capital of Greece in Nafplion, Aegina revealed its artistic aesthetic as the constructions were done exclusively by the local workers. Today, the island blends the modern, neoclassical and local architecture.

The main characteristic of Aegina is its long history which begins from the 3rd millennium BC following the prehistoric, classical, roman and Byzantine years. Paleochora, the Byzantine town of Aegina is dotted with numerous churches and ruins of the old settlement. At the top of the hill lies the Venetian castle surrounded by many chapels. A selection of neoclassical buildings and mansions built the 19th century still survive in the beautiful Greek capital and they remind us of its glorious past. The folk elements can be seen in any type of house in Aegina.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.

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