The Archaeological Museum of Aegina was the first National Museum of Greece founded on 21 October 1829 by Ioannis Kapodistrias. The archaeological museum’s three halls are home to collections from different historical periods from prehistoric to Roman times, including findings from Kolona, the Temple of Aphaia, the Temple of Ellanios Zeus, the Temple of Artemis, the Temple of Apollo, and more.
Temple of Aphaia
Dating back to the end of the archaic period, the Temple of Aphaia was constructed using limestone after the last temple on the site made of wood in 570 BCE and burned down around 510 BCE. It’s dedicated to the Greek God Aphaia, who was almost exclusively worshipped on Aegina. The structure measures 28.8 by 13.7 meters, and the height of its columns reaches 5.33 times greater than the width at the base, made the temple elongated. It lies on a pine-covered hill over 500 feet high.
Tower of Markellos
The tower was built during the second Venetian occupation of Aegina, lasted between 1687 and 1714. It was named after Spyridon Markellos, the fighter of the Revolution in 1821. Today, the tower houses the island’s Kapodistrian cultural center. It also boasts various paintings, lectures, other cultural events, and the Spyros Alexiou Social Awareness Centre.
Christos Kapralos Museum
Located 3 kilometers northwest of Aegina, the Christos Kapralos Museum is the home to the Christos Kapralos’ workshops, the famous sculptor. He recorded a collection of nearly 7,500 artifacts to the Greeks, including the “Monument to Combat of Pindos,” a series of wooden and stone sculptures. The famous copper statue, known as the Mother, situated on a square opposite the museum by the sea, symbolizes the Greek Mother.
Virgin Mary Chrysoleontissa Holy Convent
Constructed in the 17th century, it’s one of the historical monasteries in Aegina Town. It was previously in the Kypseli area in Leonti until the monks transferred the Virgin Mary icon to its current location, deep in the mountains, to protect against pirates. In the 19th century, most monastic estates were seized since it was always a wealthy monastery in the city.
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