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Aegina Island

Culture of Aegina Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Aegina Aegina is rich with a large variety of attractions. The island competed with Athens for the title of the largest, richest and most powerful city of Ancient Greece. Aegina was Inhabited in ancient times and it was ruled by different leaders. Each of them tried to leave a mark in history and there are still several monuments of different eras. The first government of independent Greece was settled in Kivernio. This building is situated in Aegina, the capital of the island.
If you visit Aegina, be sure to go on a sea trip around the coastline. Firstly, it is an opportunity to enjoy picturesque landscapes. Secondly, you can find a secluded beach, where you can … Open
You should visit Kivernio according to many reasons. Bishop of Aegina lived here in the 19th century. Then, the participants of the Cretan Revolt were hiding at this place. Later, there was situated a female school and archaeological museum. During the war, Kivernio served as a barracks. It was a high school after the war, and since 1981, after the closure of the school, Kivernio has become a historical archive.
One of the most well-known monuments on Aegina is the temple of Aphaia, which is situated near Ayia Marina. It was built in the 5th century BC and it has preserved well. There are 24 columns left and you can see statues and a bath for olive oil inside the building. The fronton sculptures, illustrating battles between mythological characters and beasts were found there in the 19th century. The originals of frontons are in Munich now. The most scientists suppose that the temple was built on the foundation of an unknown ancient building. Copyright
Aegina represents a decent selection of picturesque beaches and there won’t be a trouble to get there. The most crowded and popular site on the island is the sandy beach of Agia … Open
One more popular attraction is the Column, which is the only evidence of the the Temple of Apollo, which hasn’t preserved to our days. The column is surrounded by the ruins of the walls. Some of them were raised approximately 5 thousand years ago. Later, Byzantine fortress was built here, it is ruined nowadays.
Sunset through the flowers Be sure to visit the Archaeological Museum of Aegina. There are exhibited the artefacts, found during the excavations near the temples of Aphaia and Apollo. The museum was built in 1828. Here can be found household items, weapons, armour and religious items of different eras. There is a part of large exhibits in the courtyard of the museum. The hut of the ancient fishermen is a part of the open-air exhibition. You should also visit Mesagros and Paleachora, the capital of Aegina.
Mid-priced hotels dominate in Aegina; there are lots of attractive hotels and resorts there. The most prestigious hotel on the island is Perdika Suites situated in the picturesque historic … Open
There is a church of the 13th century in the suburbs of Aegina. You can find ancient frescoes here. In general, there are many churches on the island. Cathedral Of Saint Nectarios is an outstanding building. The building strikes with its beauty and people still pilgrimage there. Saint Nectarios was one of the first saints and his image is still important for Greeks.
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Aegina Island
♥   Palace 'New Royal Palace' , 32.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Old Royal Palace' , 32.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Psychiko' , 37.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Tatoi' , 52.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Polydendri' , 60.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Aegina Island and around
♥   Art museum 'New Acropolis Museum' Athens, 31.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Vorres Museum' Athens, 32.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Benaki Museum' Athens, 32.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Cycladic Art' Athens, 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Archaeological Museum of Athens' Athens, 33.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Aegina Island
♥   Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Athens, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Aegina Island and near


From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
An integral part of culture of the modern city are interesting myths. Athens received its name in honor of the goddess Athena, patroness of arts, crafts and military affairs. Travelers who wish to admire historical heritage of Athens and feel culture of the ancient city would have an opportunity to learn a lot of beautiful legends. It seems that even stubborn influence of modernity can’t destroy belief in power of ancient Greek gods and the way of life that has been formed over thousands of years. … Read further

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
A huge loss triggered the speaker to erect an incredibly beautiful and large-scale monument. Built by his order, the Odeon could accommodate up to 5000 spectators. Despite its impressive age, the theater has survived to this day almost in its original form. For many years it has been used for important cultural events. On its stage performed Maria Callas and Mikis Theodorakis, as well as the best theatrical and ballet troupes from around the world. … Read further

Acropolis of Athens

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Construction on the territory of the acropolis has being conducted continuously for hundreds of years. The ancient monument drawn the special attention of historians and specialists in cultural studies in the 19th century, after the proclamation of the independence of Greece. At this time, a long reconstruction of the monument began. Ancient temples were restored and buildings dating back to the newer period were eliminated. During works, unique antique statues were discovered at the territory of the Acropolis. All of them were transported to various museums. Today, replicas of statues complement the unique look of the Acropolis. … Read further
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