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Aegina Island

Family trip to Aegina Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Aegina has a rich history, a large number of architectural attractions and clean beaches along the coastline. There are entertaining activities for children and they won't be bored here. This island is a perfect place, where you can introduce the child to the history of Ancient Greece. Aegina was a major polis city for many years, competing in glory and power with Athens. Local residents were defeated only in the 5th century BC, forced to obey the enemy.
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 … Open
One of the most important local attractions is the temple of Athena. It was built 2.5 thousand years ago, but its construction is preserved. Be sure to visit it with your child. Young historians will be happy to see the real embodiment of the facts, printed in textbooks. The temple of Athena is not only perfectly preserved, but it was built on the foundation of the ancient building.
Another interesting object is the Column surrounded by the ruins of the walls. Presumably, this is all that remains of the temple of Apollo, built here in the 6-5 centuries BC. Later, the Byzantine fortress situated here. In short, the Column is an ideal place to introduce your child to Greek history. Teenagers won't miss a chance to take some pictures near a lonely standing column. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Be sure to visit the Archaeological Museum of Aegina with your child. It was founded in 1828, and now there is a magnificent collection of artefacts of various eras, found during excavations on the island. Some of the exhibits are presented here in the open air. Even if your child is not interested in weapons or household items, he will certainly be curious to see a full-size fisherman's hut. Take your child to the medieval village Mesagros and Paleohora, the capital of Aegina. You can just walk there and enjoy wonderful views.
Saint Nectarios Church was built just a century ago and it attracts tourists every year. A teenager may become interested in the biography of the Saint. There are various churches and chapels on the island. If your child is interested in religion, be sure to visit Paleachora. There can be found cult buildings, built by Byzantines.
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
Moreover, you can enjoy the local beaches. The biggest are Marathon and Agia Marina. If you want to visit a secluded beach, you can look for a non-touristic beach. One of them is Moni beach. Your child will like its clean water, the rich underwater world and peaceful atmosphere. Furthermore, it is an ideal place for snorkelling. You can just walk through the fields and forests on Aegina or go on a sea tour to the nearby islands. As you can see, your child won’t be bored here.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Aegina Island and surroundings

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Amusement parks near Aegina Island
♥   Amusement park 'Allou Fun Park' , 28.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Ta Aidonakia Luna Park' , 41.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Zoos and gardens in/near Aegina Island
♥   Zoo 'Zoological Park of St Paul' Thessaloniki, 44.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Aegina Island

Corinth Canal

From the series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
The locals began thinking about creating of a channel between the bays thousands of years ago. The idea of this project’s development first came to a tyrant Periandros’s mind in the 7th century BC. But his grandiose ideas could not be realized at those times. Barely started they had to stop due to a number of difficulties. The present Corinth Canal can boldly be called a remarkable historical landmark. … Read further

Epidaurus Amphitheater

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
In the fourth century there was a great Asklepieion in Epidauros. Thousands of people came here to be healed. The ancient theater was built for patients. Performances were considered to be one of the most effective therapeutic methods. Until the end of the 19th century the ancient theater was unknown to general public. It was discovered by an archaeologist Panagis Kavadias. … Read further

Athens

From the series “The Oldest Inhabited Cities on the Planet”
Currently, the city has more than 200 museums and galleries introducing history and culture to visitors. The most visited among them are the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum showing guests of the city the collection of priceless archaeological finds. The modern capital of Greece is the cradle of a great civilization; ruins of beautiful temples and termae tell about its former power. Fans of ancient history from around the world are eager to see the Parthenon, as well as a picturesque historic district of Plaka. … Read further
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Interesting places to visit with children around Aegina Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Aegina Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Aegina Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Aegina Island for families with children.
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