Aegina Architecture

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

The main characteristic of Aegina is its long history, which begins in the 3rd millennium BC, after the prehistoric, classical, Roman and Byzantine years. Paleochora, the Byzantine town of the island, 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 in the 19th century still survive in the beautiful Greek capital and they remind us of its glorious past. Folk features can be observed in any type of house in Aegina.

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