Aegina Orphanage

The Orphanage of Aegina Greece, Saronic: The first orphanage in Greece was established in 1828 for sheltering children orphaned during the war of independence. It was founded by Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece.

The orphanage was first founded in Poros Island and was later transferred to Aegina, on the road from Aegina to Perdika. It initially offered a home to 600 children, while it also served as a school, teaching them reading, writing, arithmetic, as well as vocational arts. Since his primary concern was the education of the children, he built a school for teachers.After many years the orphanage was used as a prison.

This historical building also housed the first National Library, the Archaeological Museum, as well as a printing house. For many years, it also housed a prison.