Located in Agia Marina, in an area full of pine trees.
The temple is dated around 500-490 BC. It is the second one, as the earlier Doric dating to 570-560 BC was destroyed by fire in 510 BC.
The Temple of Aphaea was well known since antiquity for the gables, which adorned both narrow sides of the temple. The sculptures were colored and were made of Parian marble, with themes taken from the Trojan War. The east pediment showed the Hercules campaign against King Laomedon and the western showed the campaign of the Greeks led by Agamemnon against Priam's Troy. The preserved statues are in the sacred precinct. Around the precinct they opened a big porch. There have been discovered buildings.
Archeological site: Daily 8.00 - 20.00
Admission fee: Ticket 6 Euro, Reduced 3 Euro
The archaeological site of Kolona is located near the harbor and the modern city of Aegina. Because of its favourable geographical position and the strategical importance the settlement of Aegina - Kolona developed to one of the most important centers of prehistoric Greece. Here are the remains of prehistoric settlements of the island from the 5th millennium BC, from the Ancient Hellenistic era. Symbolic is the monolithic column, which is the only remain of the temple of Apollo. Excavations have shown 11 settlements from the Neolithic to the Mycenaean period.
Opening hours Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
Entry fee 4 Euro - Reduced 2 Euro