Aigio

Aigio is the second-largest city, after Patras, in the whole of Achaia and the capital of the Kallikratikos Municipality of Aigialeia, which lies in a fairly extensive zone, both on the coast and in the mountains of the prefecture. Aigio consists of picturesque seaside villages, small ports, and beautiful beaches that stretch along the entire length of the Achaean coast.
The history of the capital of the Municipality of Aegialia does not need to be told, you discover it by walking its streets, exploring its natural wealth, trying its high-quality products. In Aigio, every street, every alley has its own history.
Thus you understand that Aigio has a long course in time that makes it a city of the senses, images and ungodly desires.

Places you should visit

1. Ipsila Alonia Square

Psila Alonia is the place with the best view of the Corinthian gulf. The verdant square with the tower, in the center, surrounded by palm trees, is the trademark of the city and functioned as a meteorological station at the beginning of the century. There you can enjoy your coffee as it is the favorite destination of the young people of Aegio.

 

2.  Archeological Museum of Aigion

The Aigio Archaeological Museum was built in 1890 by Ernst Ziller. Initially, the building housed the municipal market of Aigio. In the Museum you can admire findings from the Neolithic to the late Roman years.

 

3. Folklore Museum

It was founded in 1994 in the mansion of Anastasios Londos. Its nine rooms display rich historical and folklore material from the Turkish occupation until today. Specifically in the folklore museum you can see weapons, costumes, embroidery, paintings, agricultural tools and other items from the tradition of the area.

 

4. Ancient Theater of Aigeira

The ancient theater of the 3rd century BC is located in an impressive location with pine trees and has a wonderful view of the Corinthian Gulf, as it is only one kilometer from the beach of Aigeira-Akrata.

 

5. Plane tree of Pausanias

This historic plane tree is located in the lower town and is 600 years old. The plane tree is mentioned both by the archaeologist Errico Slieman and by Pausanias (Greek traveler and geographer who lived in the 2nd century AD) who also describes the 12 springs around it.

 

6. <<Tempeloxari>>

It is a stepped road that connects the lower city with the upper one.
The paved road of Michalakopoulou Street offers unbeatable views of the beach and on your way you will see the Archaeological Museum, the Church of Agios Andreas and the Folklore Museum.

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