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Temple of Aphaia, Aegina

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Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Visit Temple of Aphaia to see a Hellenistic temple built around 500 BCE in honor of the goddess Aphaia. The temple was built on the site of an earlier 570 BCE temple, which was destroyed in a fire. The remains of the previous structure were incorporated into the construction of the newer one, as evidenced by the two recovered pediments (triangular spaces that form the gable of the roof) that were built into the temple wall. The well-preserved structure was a favorite among Neoclassical and Romantic artists, including J.M.W. Turner, yet it usually remains free from crowds. Enjoy the spectacular view from the temple and stop by the small on-site museum, which tells the history of the site's excavation, restoration, and the sculptures found here. To visit Temple of Aphaia on your trip to Aegina, use our Aegina tour itinerary planning app.
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  • Truly impressive and beautifully situated. You can still see almost all the columns, hard to believe it is 2500 years old. There is a bus from Agia Marina or Aegina that stops right in front of the...  more »
  • Our charter group made sure we did not miss this while sailing the Saronic Gulf. Our capital arrangement for taxis to take us to the too of the island. Wow! We were not disappointed! The Temple is...  more »
  • Wonderful site. 6euros entry for me was more than worth it. If you are interested in history you will like it if not then the views are spectacular. 30 min walk from town uphill but if your able bodied then its not an issue. Would visit again
  • Beautiful spot on the top of a huge hill. To be honest it is quite worn down and there isn't much to see. If you don't truly appreciate the architecture or a good view, this isn't the spot for you. Also don't be fooled into biking up to here from the port. It is almost all uphill and steep.

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