Temple dedicated to Athena Afea - Saved 24 of 34 in total columns of the temple. Built in 480 BC after the battle of Salamis
Awesome stairway to heaven.Thank you very much for your visit. Greetings from Poland.
emzet - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens
klaustschei - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens
ILIKE! very beautiful.
Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens
ILIKE god angolation temple! rafl
Rafl - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens
Nice perspective. I love these angles - I think it's worship of God's creation and of human genius.
LegaTim - Many thanks for your visit and comments. Kind regards from Athens
The temple which survives today dates from around 500-490 BC: it is the second, as the earliest Doric dating to 570-560 BC destroyed by fire around 510 BC Gradually the sanctuary of Aphaia declined thereafter and Athenian dominance in Aegina and only some repairs were made in the 4th century BC. By the end of the second century was abandoned. The temple is regarded as a top up of archaic architecture and believed that the temple was a model for the architects of Parthenon and Kallikrates.
The plateau of the hill to the northeast of the island seems to have established a small temple can not be found any trace of him. It was discovered during excavations on the foundations of the altar, which was in front of the temple.
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Photo taken in Aegina, Greece
Αρχαιολογικος Χωρος Ναος Αφαιας
Misplaced? Suggest new location