Temple of Aphaia, Aegina

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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  • Nice temple with many signs to indicate what you see and that was it. The view is great and the ticket 3 euro per person until April.
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  • A thumbnail of the Parthenon. Well diatirimenos, in a great location. Amazing views. The ticket is 3eyrw. Should those go to Aegina to visit Comfortable parking.
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  • You get some of a view of the water and the island but nothing in Greece is free, you needa pay €3 to see the temple It’s alright... person at the entrance was not friendly at all  more »
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  • Very well-preserved. Not crowded at all. An Acropolis feel without the massive crowds. I was able to be alone for about 5 minutes up there as it is out of the way. Worth a trip if you're on the island.
  • Visiting this place is just like travelling back in time, hundreds of years ago. The temple is very well kept. Went there during low season so there were only a couple of people around. You can just stare at this monument for several minutes, contemplate about its beauty and the everyday life that was happening around, hundreds of years ago. The view from the hill is outstanding.
  • Very nice trip to the temple of Aphaia. It was well reserved which made me happy. Amazing view of the island.
  • A really beautiful and well preserved ancient temple. The view of the surrounding area and of the gulf is breathtaking. An absolute must-see for someone visiting the island of Aegina.
  • Incredible place. Easy to come with ferry for a one day trip from Athens. Take a bus or taxi from the port.

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