Starting point of the tour: Center of Aegina
Route Attractions (simple pass):
Archaeological Museum and Temple of Apollo (Kolona)
Yiannis Moralis' house
Kapralos Museum - “Mana” (Mother) Statue
House of Nikos Kazantzakis
Archeological area of Salaminomachoi
Route Attractions (including visit):
Monastery of Saint Nectarios
Temple of Aphaia
Swimming and food in Agia Marina
The tour starts from the city of Aegina where we will make a short tour in the surrounding areas of the island (simple pass) to enjoy the important attractions and places. In the first part of the tour, we will see the Archaeological Museum and Temple of Apollo (Kolona), the Yiannis Moralis' house, the Kapralos Museum (” Mana” (Mother) statue), the House of Nikos Kazantzakis, the area of Salaminomachoi and Souvala.
Paleochora, also known as Palea Chora, is an abandoned medieval settlement located in Aegina. Paleochora was the central settlement of the island from the middle Byzantine times until the beginning of the 19th century. It is built on a hill near the north coast of the island, above the monastery of Saint Nectarios.
Stop at the monastery of Saint Nectarios. The Monastery of the miraculous saint protector of the island, Saint Nectarios. In the Monastery, we will visit his tomb, his cell, and the Holy Temple built in his honour, one of the largest temples in the Balkans.
Temple of Aphaia
The Temple of Aphaia, dedicated to the homonymous goddess. The temple is considered a leading
creation of archaic architecture, Doric style, and a source of inspiration for
creation of archaic architecture, Doric style, and a source of inspiration for the architects Iktinos and Kallikrates during the creation of the Parthenon Temple. The temple that survives today dates back to around 500-490 BC, as the original temple built in 575 BC burned in a fire. The Temple of Aphaia is maintained in very good condition, as out of the 36 columns of the temple in total, 24 survive today.
- The tour guide is important on such excursions but a prior arrangement is necessary.
- The price does not include entrances to museums and food.
- A refrigerator with free bottled water and soft drinks is available.