Museums in Aegina

Aegina is an island with a mythical tradition and a history that begins from the Neolithic times. The many ancient sites that exist in the surrounded regions enrich its heritage parts of which can be seen today at the several museums.

Of high interest is the Archaeological Museum of Aegina, known as the first museum that was ever established in Greece. Its world-famous art collection includes magnificent findings from the archaic era, as well as various statues and sculptures from the ancient Temple of Aphaia.

A visit at the Folklore and Historical museum should not be missed offering a nice view to the local tradition and history through an extensive collection that consists of books, documents, furniture and objects of daily use.

In the picturesque neighborhood of Plakakia lies the Christos Kapralos Museum, the workshop of the artist dedicated to the life and work of the famous sculptor. Close to the ancient site of Aphaia lies a small museum. All the exhibits come from the archaeological excavations including architectural parts and smaller items.