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Aegina Sights

Throughout the island, guests have the opportunity to admire unique sights of great historical importance.

The Temple of Aphaia
Surrounded by pine trees and with magnificent sea views, the Temple of Athena Aphaia is located on the north side of the island. It was built in 480 BC. after the naval battle of Salamis. The temple is Doric and in very good condition, having 24 of its 34 columns. There is also a small Archaeological Museum where you can see exhibits and representations of the Temple.

Archaeological Site & Colona Museum
The attraction got its name from the sole standing column (8 m high) that is preserved from the ancient temple of Apollo. The Archaeological site is just a 10-minute walk from the port of the island. At the same location you can also find the Archaeological Museum of Aegina, which exhibits come mainly from the Colona archaeological site.

Saint Nektarios
The Monastery of Saint Nektarios is one of the largest Monasteries of Greece and one of the largest churches in the Balkans. It was built in 1904, but its present form took it from 1973 to 1994. In the monastery is the tomb of Saint Nektarios and his remains. Thousands of visitors visit the Monastery each year to pray.

Paleochora is located on the hill behind Agios Nektarios Monastery. For many centuries it was the capital of Aegina, but it was abandoned in the 19th century after the residents returned to the seaside areas of the island. It looks like Mistra, since it has many churches and ruins of old houses.

Pachia Rachi
Paheia Rachi is a traditional settlement located at the foot of Mount Ellanios Dias or Oros, above Marathon. There are traditional stone houses and cobbled streets, with beautiful sea views of Aegina town and Agistri island. In the village there is a theater that hosts plays, with a wonderful view of the entire mountain.

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