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The Temple of Aphaia - Argo Saronic islands turistic guide
The Temple of Aphaia

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.


 

Opening hours

Archeological site: Daily 8.00 - 20.00

Admission fee: Ticket 6 Euro, Reduced 3 Euro

Tel. 2297032398

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Nikos Kazantzakis House - Argo Saronic islands turistic guide
Nikos Kazantzakis House
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Archaeological Area of Kolona (Temple of Apollo) - Argo Saronic islands turistic guide
Archaeological Area of Kolona (Temple of Apollo)

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

Tel. 2297022248

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Tower of Markellos - Argo Saronic islands turistic guide
Tower of Markellos
Tower Marcellus was a Venetian watchtower built in the late 17th century. The building was renovated by the agonist and deputy Spiridon Markellos, in 1802.
The Tower Marcellus housed the first Greek anti-government committee from 1826 to 1828 and was for a period the cashier of the Greek state.
The yard space functions as park and event venue while the interior houses the cultural center of the municipality.
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Kapodistrias Governor House - Argo Saronic islands turistic guide
Kapodistrias Governor House
It is a simple 2 floors building, near the Cathedral, which was built shortly after the arrival of Kapodistrias on the island. It has a rich library and belonged to Aegina Archimandrite Grigorios Miras. It is said that formerly it housed the first Mint of modern Greece where the first coin was cutted while it also was the residence of John Kapodistrias.
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Eynardeion School - Argo Saronic islands turistic guide
Eynardeion School
Located next to the Cathedral of Aegina, it was built in 1829. The building was used to house the island's Library to 1981. It is a building which served as a school as it was preparing the teachers.
Orphanage - Argo Saronic islands turistic guide
Orphanage
By 1844, the large rectangular building gathered unprotected children and those purchased from captivity. In the same building later was housed the prison of the island.
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