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Temple of Aphaia, Aegina
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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 family vacation planner.
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  • We have specially made the trip to visit this temple. If you love old stones you will not be disappointed. Everything has been said in previous messages frankly beautiful
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  • One of three most preserved Doric temples in Greece, on the top of the mountain surrounded with magnificent evergreen trees, overlooking the Saronic bay... Indescribable. 
  • Interesting, worth a visit especially, that the temple is well preserved. It is small, to discover in a few minutes (along with taking photos). Admission is 6 euros. Can be reached by car (there is a small parking lot) or bus service between Eginą and Agia Marina. On foot from the town too, but there is no shoulder and is uphill. Vis a vis entry is a small souvenir shop-I recommend the pistachio ice cream!
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  • An Amazing Temple of 490BC Do not miss the opportunity to visit Transportation from Aegina Port with Local Bus Time from Aegina Port: about 20' minutes Bus ticket 2€ one way Entrance in the monument 3€
  • Rather nice piece of architecture, but the site sorely needs a museum or at least more text on the history and significance of the building.
  • Probably the most famous historical landmark of Aegina, this ancient temple is simply astonishing. The view of the sea down below is breathtaking, as well!
  • Wonderfully preserved temple with great views.
  • Very nice archeological site with an amazing view on the rest of the island.