The Temple of Aphaia, dated back to 500 b.C, is located on the east side of the island, near Agia Marina. It is believed that it was a temple model, for the architects of the Parthenon, Iktinos and Kallikratis.
Palaiochora, which is located east of the port of Aegina, and near the church of Agios Nektarios, is a deserted settlement dating from the Middle Ages. The capital of the island was transferred there around the 9th century A.D. in order to protect it from the invasion of the Arab pirates.
The Temple and the Monastery of Agios Nektarios, are located east of the port of Aegina, on the road heading towards Agia Marina and in the centre of the island. It is an imposing temple which makes a tourist attraction for thousands of visitors interested in religion tourism.
Kolona Archaeological site and the Archaeological Museum of Aegina are located near the port. The hill was named Kolona by the Venetian sailors who used the columns of the Apollon temple, which loomed at the top of the hill, as a point of reference in order to orientate themselves.
It is a Venetian tower, built in the end of the 17th century and renovated by the member of the parliament and member of the “Filiki Eteria”, Spiridonas Markelos in 1802. Today, the ground floor of the building hosts several exhibitions, while the Kapodistrian Spiritual Centre of the Municipality and the Social Concern center “Spiros Alexiou” are housed there.
The museum of Christos Kapralos is located just outside Aegina, on the road heading to Savala, just after the Bouza Lighthouse. There, you will have the chance to see works by the great creator from 1963 to 1993, when he died. One of them is the "Mother Statue" which is placed outside the museum.
The Historical and Folkloric Museum is housed in the neoclassic building of 1828, in 16 Spiros Rodis street, which was donated to the Aegina Municipality by Polimnia Irioti, daughter of Panagis Iriotis, who was a Doctor of Philology, Archaeologist, Folklorist and Head teacher of the old school of Aegina for several years.
As soon as you reach Aegina, you are welcomed by the chapel of Agios Nikolaos the Seaman on the edge of the port. It is a small chapel with a great history though. The construction date is unknown, but there are reports in it from the 16th century.
The Bouza Lighthouse is located 2 kilometers from the center of Aegina, on the coastal road heading to Perdika, in the location Plakakia. It was built in 1881, it is 9 meters high and stands there overbearing and stubborn, reminding the days when it showed the sailors "the way".