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Archaeological Site of Kolona

127 Reviews

Archaeological Site of Kolona

127 Reviews
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Set sail along the Saronic Gulf during a full-day boat tour from Athens. Climb aboard a traditional wooden boat and admire views during the trip to visit the islands of Agistri, Moni, and Aegina. Jump off the boat to go swimming, relax on the sun deck, and discover underwater marine life with provided snorkeling equipment. A Greek lunch and drinks are included.
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saronic wrote a review Apr 2020
Zurich, Switzerland16,666 contributions1,309 helpful votes
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The Archaeological Site of Kolonna is located on a small peninsula between Aegina and the town's closest, although not very good beach. In the same precinct is also the island's Archaeological Museum where the entrance ticket of 4€ has to be bought, being valid for both attractions. Unlike other sites it doesn't make much difference here, if one visits first the one or the other of the two places. There are detailed information boards, also with maps and an orthophoto, in Greek, German and English, made by the university of Salzburg und financed by the Austrian government. It is Austrian archaeologists, who are working here. The single monuments of the excavation only have a caption in Greek and German. To the untrained eye the whole attraction here doesn't compare with the well preserved Aphaia temple on the island. This has a lot to do with the fact that the often intermingled remains here date from different periods, from the Archaic to the Byzantine. The best known ruin of the site is the single column of the Doric Apollo temple, which has given the site its name: Kolonna (column in Greek).
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Date of experience: July 2019
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MartinDee wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom863 contributions132 helpful votes
Convenient located on the edge of town. Entry is €4 which includes the museum. You can see some of the site - especially the famous column - from the road and by walking around the parameter but there is something special, something wonderful about walking through the ruins and touching columns carved by artisans 2500 years ago. There is little remaining excepting the column, but it is still a lovely, compact archeological site to walk around. The museum is a small, simple, cool space with cicadas outside chirping as I walk around looking at old pottery, some the size of the bathrooms I have encountered on my stays in Greece.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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@plsura wrote a review Sep 2019
Graz, Austria16 contributions2 helpful votes
Great experience. Would definitely recommend. The museum is also worth a visit. It have translations in german and english!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Gorton54 wrote a review Aug 2019
Plymouth, Michigan1,680 contributions166 helpful votes
While at Aegina for a few hours during our cruise we spent time at the beach and then took a walk toward Apollo's Temple. It was basically temple ruins, not beautiful in any sense except historically. The Temple of Aphaia at the other end of Aegina is much more impressive. Nevertheless it is impressive how the ancient Greeks built so many temples all over Greece.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Marnie M wrote a review Aug 2019
Pincourt, Canada345 contributions104 helpful votes
This was an easy walk from the ferry port. We spent a good hour exploring the site while waiting for our ferry. Wish we had more time to explore and the beach beside it looked very appealing.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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