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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  • Magical place, as much for the monument, for the location and the view on the island. €3 the entry, and the sunset, it's even more fabulous.
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  • We started from our base, Vagia Hotel just of the coast of Vagia village. you can see it from the temple! The smell of nature, the colors the trees... everything spectacular. I would advise after walk...  more »

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Where to stay in Aegina

Many visitors choose to stay in a budget or mid-range hotel in the town of Aegina itself, on the island's west coast. Here you'll enjoy proximity to the ferry terminal, as well as easy access to some of the best historical attractions in the area. If you want access to one of the island's best beaches and its main temple, stay in the eastern village Agia Marina.
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