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“Small but a nice dose of history” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Temple of Aphaia

Temple of Aphaia
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Aegina
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New York, NY
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Small but a nice dose of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

If you want to get a little sight seeing in between beach and restaurant hopping, this is a great option. It is very picturesque and close to Agia Marina (we walked a steep but enjoyable downhill to get there) We were with our 2 1/2 year old and it was the right size for us to look around before she got bored. There is a little indoor museum as well as the temple itself.

Visited June 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“An excellent sight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

The temple dates back to 480 B.C. It is a part of a "triangle", a "triangle of temples" we could say, with the Parthenon and the temple of Posidon in Sounio. It is a very well preserved temple. Everyone who is visiting Aegina, must visit and the temple of Aphaia.

Visited July 2012
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Lahti
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“The temple up on the hill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Actually I visited at the temple on June 2008 when we were living at Agia Marina. The temple was three kilometers from our hotel, top of the hill from where you can see the whole island. The temple had been reconstructed and so you can easily find out the whole picture, what kind of temple it has been about 2000 thousands year ago.

Visited June 2012
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“2.500 year old temple welcomes all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

The gigantic columns enjoy along with the visitors a birds eye view of the island. Admission fee is E 4 but it is worth.
It's a pity that some of the upper part of the temple is in the museum in Munich. Get a postcard from the shop across the entrance to see the temple in its original form.

Visited March 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Aegina island itself is like a paradise just 40 minutes boat ride from Athens. But go there in low season - you will find there small and cosy beaches just for yourself, and major attractions of the island not overcrowded by curious tourists. Although you can manage to come here in a day trip from Athens, I would recommend to spend here at least few days - otherwise you will make this island just another item in your travel checklist. The most impressive of Aphaia Temple was not temple itself (although very well preserved), but its dominating location over the island and breathtaking views.

Visited June 2012
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