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  Aegina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aegina (Greek: Αίγινα Egina), one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 31 miles (50 km) from Athens.
As the final victory of Athens over Aegina was in 458 B.C., the thirty years of the oracle would carry us back to the year 488 BC as the date of the dedication of the precinct and the outbreak of hostilities.
Commerce was the source of Aegina's greatness, and her trade, which appears to have been principally with the Levant, must have suffered seriously from the war with Persia.
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 AEGINA - LoveToKnow Article on AEGINA
Antiquities.The archaeological interest of Aegina is centred in the well-known temple on the ridge near the northern corner of the island.
In the town of Aegina itself are the remains of another temple, dedicated to Aphrodite; one column of this still remains standing, and its foundations are fairly preserved.
Reproduced by permifsron.Jrom Furcwangh Aegina, das Heiligtum der Aphaia Emery Walker, Hence it would follow that the war lasted from shortly after 507 B.C. down to the congress at the Isthmus of Corinth in 481 B.C. (ii.) It is only for two years (490 and 491) out of the twenty-five that any details are given.
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 Aegina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aegina (Egina or Engia), one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 20 miles from the Piraeus.
Tradition derives the name from Aegina, the mother of Aegeus, who was born in and ruled the island.
In shape Aegina is triangular, eight miles long from northwest to southeast, and six miles broad, with an area of about 41 square miles.
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 AEGINA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AEGINA (EGINA or ENGIA), an island of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 20 m.
Antiquities.--The archaeological interest of Aegina is centred in the well-known temlple on the ridge near the northern corner of the island.
The refusal of Aegina was veiled under the diplomatic form of ``sending the Aeacidae.'' The real occasion of the outbreak of the war was the refusal of Athens to restore the hostages some twenty years later.
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 Aegina - ,(Egina - Aigina)the Greek holiday island in the Saronic Gulf,20 km south of Piraeus.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aegina is situated in the center of the Saronic Gulf midway between the ports of Piraeus and Megara on the mainland and Epidaurus on the Peloponnese.
In other words, Aegina is at the crossroads of the Gulf and this geographical position has dictated the economic and political development of the island and its destiny.
The highest summit of Aegina is Oros (mountain in Greek) with a height of 532 m (1700+ ft.).
www.aegina.dk   (315 words)

 AEGINA (ISL.) - LoveToKnow Article on AEGINA (ISL.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The refusal of Aegina was veiled under the diplomatic form of " sending the Aeacidae." The real occasion of the outbreak of the war was the refusal of Athens to restore the hostages some twenty years later.
During the next twenty years the philo-laconian policy of Cimon (q.v.) secured Aegina, as a member of the Spartan league, from attack.
It is probable that the power of Aegina had steadily declined during the twenty years after Salamis, and that it had declined absolutely, as well as relatively, to that of Athens.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AE/AEGINA_ISL_.htm   (1371 words)

 Aegina island in Greece history and modern community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As would be expected, when Aegina ceased to be the capital, it entered a new period of obscurity with the inhabitants mainly living off shipping, fishing and agriculture; though during World War Two, the seas were mined and supplies were in such short supply that 2000 people on the island died of starvation.
The isle of Aegina is full of historical sites such as: the spectacular temple of Aphaia, which was built in the 6th century BC, the archaeological and folklore museum, the temple of Hellanios Dias (Zeus), Kapralo's museum (with art and sculpture), Palaia Hora (Byzantine Aegina), the monastery of Aghios Nektarios and many other interesting places.
Aegina, apart from the beautiful homonymous town, also has numerous settlements that are outspread all over the island and pulse with hospitable inhabitants, unique insular mentality, amazing natural sites and interesting archaeological monuments.
www.almiyachts.com /Towns/Saronic/aegina/aegina.html   (1285 words)

Aegina itself is a pleasant island with low-lying mountains and numerous sand beach coves, it is also the main centre in Greece for growing pistachio nuts.
The church houses the tomb of the bishop from Aegina who died in 1920 and was canonized in 1967.
The church is situated along the bus route from Aegina town to the main resort town of Agia Marina.
www.the-greek-islands.co.uk /aegina.htm   (210 words)

 Aeacus, Greek Mythology Link.
Aeacus was buried in Aegina, but after his death he was appointed to be one of the JUDGES OF THE DEAD, along with Minos 2, former King of Crete, and Rhadamanthys, the son of Zeus and Europa [see also Underworld].
Aegina is daughter of the river god Asopus and Metope 1, daughter of the river god Ladon 1.
Aegina had Aeacus by Zeus; but by Actor 3, son of Deion, son of Aeolus 1, she had a son Menoetius 2, who became father of Patroclus 1.
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 AllRefer.com - Aegina, island, Greece, Greece (Greek Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
The chief town is Aegina on the northwest shore.
B.C. the Athenians, against whom Aegina sided in the Peloponnesian War, expelled the population of the island, and Aegina fell into insignificance.
During the Greek War of Independence the town of Aegina was (1828–29) the capital of Greece.
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Later, the Minoans came to the island, to be followed by the Achaeans and the Dorians.
In spite of the fact that Aegina was a rival of Athens, it helped the Athenians in their victory against the Persian fleet at the Naval- Battle of Salamis.
Today Aegina, due to its proximity to Piraeus, has became a place that attracts many Athenians during the weekends, but is also a very popular destination for many tourists.
www.greekislands.com /aegina/home.htm   (385 words)

 Aegina Excursions, Greece: Information about the excursions of Aegina, Saronic
Lying 12 kilometres east of Aegina Town among dense pine trees, the Temple of Aphaia is a magnificent Doric temple dating from the 5th century BC, built on the site of an older temple (6th century BC) during the glorious times of the island.
Paleohora was the old capital of the island from the 9th century to 1826; the inhabitant of the island were forced to settled inland because of the frequent and disastrous attacks of the pirates, abandoning their coastal villages.
Aegina is one of the most active islands of the Saronic.
www.greeka.com /saronic/aegina/aegina-excursions.htm   (643 words)

 About the island, Aegina, Greece.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The island of Aegina, in the middle of the Saronic Gulf, has been at the crossroads of cultures and rival actions for many thousands of years - from the mythical Aiakeans to the second world war.
Aegina is like something out of a movie, picturesque houses, winding alleys, horses wearing brightly coloured tassels and pulling carriages, fertile plains, terraced hill-sides of olive trees and aquamarine water.
In the early 19th century Aegina was at the centre of the Greek war of independence, becoming the first capital of the new state under Capodistrias (from 1927 to 1829) when the first Mint, Printing Press, Museum and Library of modern Greece were built.
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 Aegina (2) * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Named after the nymph, Aegina; the island has been occupied since the Neolithic Period (3000 BCE) and was subsequently settled by the Minoans, the Achaeans and, finally, the Dorians.
After the defeat of the Persians in 480 BCE near the neighboring island of Salamis, the Athenians took control of Aegina and it ceased to be an independent state.
The island of Aegina was also the legendary home of the Myrmidons; Akhilleus (Achilles), the son of Peleus, was the leader of the Myrmidons at the siege of the city of Troy.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Aegina_2.html   (354 words)

 Greek Turtles, ancient coins, Aegina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aegina picked up on this idea and improved upon it by stamping coins of (relatively) pure silver instead electrum, which contained varying proportions of gold and silver.
Although Aegina was a formidable trading nation, the coins seemed to have meant for local use, as few have been found outside the Cyclades and Crete.
Aegina and Athens fought a series of wars until 457 BC, when Aegina was conquered by its foe and stripped of its maritime rights.
www.forumancientcoins.com /forvm/Articles/greek_turtles_ancient_coins.htm   (675 words)

 Rastoni Hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The legend says that the first king of Aegina was Aeacus, son of Zeus and the nymph Aegina, and the father of Deleus and Telamon.
The port of Aegina which used to be on the sea route from Argos and Korinth towards Attica and the north of Greece became the most important trading center Aegina's minded coins were used throughout and so were their weight and measures systems.
Aegina is 85 square kilometers and is a district of Attica.
www.rastoni.gr /index.asp?link=5   (903 words)

 Aegina sailing guide - Egina yachting, sailing holidays and yacht charters in Greece, Athens and Aegina island
Aegina, lying some 17 nm south-west of Piraeus, is a hilly and fertile island of Tertiary limestones and schists, with isolated rounded hills of volcanic origin.
Aegina is noted for the production of its water-coolers (kannatia) - two-handled wide-necked jars in a porous fabric which keep their contents cool by evaporation.
But Aegina was also led by its commercial interests to offer Darius' envoys earth and water in token of submission, whereupon, on the motion of Athens, it was called to account by Sparta.
www.sailingissues.com /greekislands/aegina.html   (830 words)

 What to see on Aegina island.
Aegina town, where the main port is, is 14 kms from Aghia Marina and can be easily reached by local bus.
The hill of Kolona, a 10 minute walk north of Aegina town, was inhabited from prehistoric times through the classical period.
At a 15 minutes walk from Aegina town, there is a small underground church dating from the 13th century.
www.aghiamarina.com /main/whattosee.htm   (648 words)

 Aegina, Greece, Greek islands
The island was liberated in 1830, and Aegina's town was the first capital of free Greece.
Aegina's town is very nice to walk around in, and here there is a very interesting archaeological museum.
Aegina is also connected to the other Saronic islands, as well as to the Cyclades, since many of the ferryboats continue there.
www.in2greece.com /english/places/summer/islands/aegina.htm   (593 words)

 Aegina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
oday Aegina is no longer a desert island, because the tourism is one of the main incomes of the islanders.
In fact Aegina is the most comfortable option of all the Saronic Islands because it is the nearest to Pireaus by ship, but not only that it is really a beautiful island.
The buses leave from the statue of Kapodistrias, at the north of main quay, and you have to be conscious that maybe you have to pass through Aegina's town every time you want to change line because it would be impossible to take a direct bus between some points in the island.
www.pireasweb.gr /islands/aegina.htm   (503 words)

 Greece, Posidon Beach Hotel, Aegina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aegina is the biggest of The Saronic Islands; witch is a group of islands lying in the southwest, close to the Attica peninsula and Athens.
Aegina is a peaceful small island with a beautiful nature, pistachio fields and original Greek atmosphere.
Because Aegina has the size it has and the facts that it is so beautiful and withholds so many possibilities AND is close to Athens, it can give you everything that goes along with a true Greek holiday.
www.posidonbeach.dk /engelsk/aegina.asp   (240 words)

 Aegina on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 431 BC the Athenians, against whom Aegina sided in the Peloponnesian War, expelled the population of the island, and Aegina fell into insignificance.
During the Greek War of Independence the town of Aegina was (1828-29) the capital of Greece.
The politics of derestoration: the Aegina pediments and the German confrontation with the past.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/AeginaG1r.asp   (311 words)

 Greece Travel: How to Visit a Greek Island on a Ferrb Boat
I chose Aegina because it is close to Athens, only an hour by ferry, half that by Flying Dolphin, and because there are boats leaving every hour so I don't have to wake up early to catch a morning boat, the majority of which leave between 7:30 and 9 am.
Aegina and Angistri you disembark from the front, I mean the bow.
Aegina is the pistachio island with trees everywhere and bags of it sold even in the tourist shops.
greektravel.com /lesson1   (3318 words)

 Aegina island-Aegina accommodation and Hotels in Aegina
Aegina has a surface of 83 square kilometres and a coastline of 57 kilometres.
In the town of Aegina, with its picturesque port and its neo-classical buildings, you can see the building occupied by the first government of the newborn Greek State in 1828 and also the house of Ionnais Karpodistrias, the first Governor of Greece.
Aegina is a paradise for nature lovers, hikers and ecologists.
www.athensguide.org /aegina-island.html   (285 words)

 Classical Backpacking in Greece - Islands - Aegina
Aegina is famous around the world for its pistachio nuts, but it is also well known for sponges and pottery.
Twelve kilometers from Aegina Town, you will reach the top of a relatively high hill where a restaurant sits on the left, between you and the sea, and on the right, a path that leads up to the temple, past a guard shack, is barely visible through the dense pine trees.
The Temple of Aphaea at Aegina - Jerold Stratton
www.geocities.com /classicalbackpacking/aegina.html   (3247 words)

 Hotels and Excursions in Greece. Excursions in Aegina.
Aegina is one of the most attractive place for its excellent beaches, clear seas and fine climate.
Paleohora, a ruined town that used to be the capital of the island, has 28 churches full of magnificent stone icon screen and wall paintings as well as a ruined medieval castle and two superb monasteries.
The town of Aegina presents a particularly characteristic picture with its blue domes of the churches, the yellow and pink facades of the houses, the wonderful alleys and the pretty little shops.
www.travels2greece.com /aegina.shtml   (261 words)

 Archaic Period-Economy
The island of Aegina was the first region of the Greek mainland that minted silver coins, the staters, in ca.
This initiative is probably associated with the fact that, since the island was the only Greek presence in the foundation of the trade community of Naucratis on the Nile Delta, the Aeginetans had got in touch with the peoples of the East and mainly with the Lydians, who invented coinage.
Aegina's turtles were one of the most widespread coins of the Greek world for about four hundred years and they have been found in regions such as Egypt and Persepolis.
www.fhw.gr /chronos/04/en/economy/aigina.html   (227 words)

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