Archaeology in Aegina island

Local excavations have uncovered evidence that Aegina was continuously inhabited from as far back 3500 BC. The island's advantageous position close to both Attica and the Peloponnese and its role as a major trading center in the Mediterranean may explain the presence of Minoan, Mycenaean, and Doric artifacts.


The remains of a Neolithic settlement have been found on the hill of Kolona just one kilometer northwest of Aegina Town.
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The evocative ruins of this Temple to Zeus lie on top of Mt. Ellanio (also locally known as Oros). The mythical King of Aegina, Aiokos, appealed to the God to send rain during a long drought on the island.
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This magnificent Doric temple lies just 2 kilometers east of Mesagros on a hill overlooking the turquoise waters of the sea. Impressively 24 of its 34 columns remain, making it one of the best preserved ancient sanctuaries in all of Greece.
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The remains of this 6th century sanctuary lie atop the hill of Kolona. It only contains one column, which gives the entire site its name (kolona means column in Greek).
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