Aegina Aphaia Museum

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Location: Agia Marina
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The Archaeological Museum of Aphaia in Aegina: Located within the premises of the Temple of Aphaia, this small museum is well worth a visit if you wish to gain a deeper understanding of the landmark’s history and admire some of the findings the excavations have brought to light. It offers a wealth of detailed information about both the old and the new temple and explains how Aegina's loss of independence brought about the sanctuary's decline.

What to see in the museum

At the very entrance, you will see a small-scale representation of the first temple, along with designs and information about it. Further inside, there are model parts of the new one that exhibit fragments in their original place.
Wandering through the museum, you will have the chance to marvel at some of the imposing sculptures found in the place, as well as at a collection of tools and pottery artifacts, intricate jewelry, and exquisite works of art that will carry you on a journey through time.
A large part of the restored pediment, indicative of the temple’s grandeur, is definitely one of the most important exhibits.
The museum also houses a votive plaque dating back to 560 BC, which states that the site was dedicated to the local deity Aphaia. As Aphaia was later identified with Athena, there is also a copy of the statue that shows the armed goddess Athena surrounded by warriors.

Tip: You can complete your visit to the museum and the archaeological site by spending some time around the ancient ruins, enjoying the peace and tranquility, and taking in the breathtaking view of the Saronic Gulf, with Athens looming in the far distance.

Opening hours
From November 1st to March 31st: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30 to 17:30
From April 1st to August 31st: Daily from 09:00 to 17:00



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