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Temple of Aphaia

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Precursor to the Parthenon

For architecture and archeology buffs, this is a must see piece of architectural history. This is the temple that provided the template for the Parthenon on the Acropolis. Design... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For architecture and archeology buffs, this is a must see piece of architectural history. This is the temple that provided the template for the Parthenon on the Acropolis. Design idea like optical correction were first tried out here.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a sunny February day and this was one of the best things we saw during our days near Athens. Beautiful and well maintained temple ruins with a great view over the sea. Highly recommended.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the temple on a day trip from Athens. Very well preserved and spectacularly located. Almost had the place to ourselves. We caught the bus from Aegina town and were advised that it would return to the temple in 20 minutes. As it was so quiet we were convinced that we would hear the bus coming but kept an eye... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great temple, extremely well preserved, the landscape is fantastic! You need transport to reach it though as it is far away from the town.

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Callington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

If you are staying on Aegina a visit to the temple is a must! If you are staying at Athens then I would recommend the short boat ride to visit Aegina island, as a lot of wealthy Greek people do themselves! The island is peaceful and authentically Greek, but also easy for the tourists. We went to the Temple on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Such a statement to the surrounding islands and Greece this acropolis must have been. Standing high on the hill and looking out over the water is a remarkable testament to force and ability. This structure is like many others, but something about its remoteness makes it stand out. One needs a vehicle or a cab to get there. We paid... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful site on the top of a hill for some awesome sunset photography. At the base is a small cafe cum shop selling the famous pistachio ice cream and souvenirs to take back home

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

a very well preserved site with a nice temple ruin. was worth the trip via Quad to get to it. actually easy to find once you can see it. we enjoyed walking around and taking pictures and a great view from up top of the hill.

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Corfu, Kerkira, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

wow whata feeling ! this is place is like a mini version of Acropolis (of Athens ) but the vibes are as good The scenery makes you feel like you are in a time machine taking you back thousands of years ago in time...! Dont miss it !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Even though it is off the beaten track and in the middle of the island, I highly recommend going to this site and having a gander. The views from the hill are amazing and the temple itself is fairly well preserved and well worth the trip. The small museum on site also allows people to see the sculpture and finds... More 

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