Aegina attractions

Top Choice Church in Aegina

Paleohora

This enchanting remote hillside is dotted with the remains of a Byzantine village. More than 30 surviving churches punctuate the rocky heights of the original citadel, and several have been refurbished. They are lin…
Top Choice Temple in Aegina

Temple of Aphaia

The well-preserved remains of this impressive temple stand proudly on a pine-covered hill with far-reaching views over the Saronic Gulf. Built in 480 BC, it celebrates a local deity of pre-Hellenic times. The temple…
Ruins in Aegina Town

Temple of Apollo

Northwest of the port, ruined walls, cisterns and broken pillars in honey-coloured stone are lorded over by a solitary surviving column. It’s all that’s left of a 5th-century-BC temple that was once part of an ancie…
Museum in Aegina

Christos Capralos Museum

The home and studio of acclaimed sculptor Christos Capralos (1909–93), on the coast near Livadi, 1.5km north of Aegina Town, has been made into a museum displaying many of his fluid, powerful works. Monumental sculp…
Monastery in Aegina

Moni Hrysoleontissas

This imposing 17th-century monastery is in a remote central part of Aegina and is surrounded by high walls built by the monks to ward off pirates. At one time the monastery owned much of the island.
Monastery in Aegina

Moni Agiou Nektariou

This large modern monastery in central Aegina marks the turn-off for the road to Paleohora Byzantine village and churches.
Temple in Aegina

Temple of Ellanios Zeus

This temple ruin sits on top of the mountain Ellanio Oros (532m) in the south of central Aegina.
Museum in Aegina Town

Folklore Museum

Peruse historic clothing, housewares and artwork re-creating the mood of old-time island life.