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“Interesting place”

Archaeological Site of Kolona
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Aegina
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

The site is interesting with various finds and is placed very nice on the sea shores with superb view, The museum is also worthwhile, not large but with very interesting objects which are correctly presented. Before you leave the grounds, pay attention to the beautiful mosaic of an ancient synagogue.

Thank Andrei D
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Often overlooked archeological site. Museum lays out out well, and lots of interesting stuff to see. One column left of temple. Thus the name, Kolona.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

What a delight after the crowds and bustle of Athens to spend half a day on this peaceful island. We didn't want to spend most of the day on ferries, rushing around three islands (however delightful), so at a fraction of the cost we caught the regular ferry from Piraeus (very close to the metro station) for the 90' sailing to Aegina. As you gently coast into the harbour, there is the one remaining Doric pillar of Apollo's temple to guide you the 5' walk along the coast to the museum and prehistoric settlement. And what a treasure house first is the museum, artefacts tracing the site's history from 3000BC. Magnificent, awe-inspiring and excellently explained in Greek, English and German. Then wander up into the ruins, as always, with excellent explanatory boards. Enjoy the wonderful position on the headland before sauntering down for a swim off the adjacent beach or into town for a meal or to wander through the back streets, peaceful save for the occasional rather dangerous motorbike!
Hint - check the museum opening days and times before setting off for the island; don't forget your swimming things!

Thank RussellAS28
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This site has an amazing small museum so is excellent for families to view. It is 5 mins. walk from the port of Aegina

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

The Temple of Apollo is located only a short five minute walk from the marina on the hill of Kolona. It was built in the 6th century b.c. and only one pillar is left from the temple, but it offers an amazing view of the town, harbor and surrounding beaches. The site also features a fairly small, but impressive museum (mostly pottery and statues) where the staff were friendly and informative. There were very few visitors during our trip, so it is quiet and the scenery is beautiful. Admission was free for children and students and I believe 5 euros for adults. I would give yourself at least an hour to see the musuem and walk through the remains of the temple.

Thank ILoveFermanagh
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