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Overview of Egion and the Corinthian Gulf

The Green Park of Psila Alonia in Upper Egion

A Nice Town Square in Egion

Shopping District in Downtown Egion

Neo Classic City Hall Building of Egion

The Old Cathedral of Egion

The Archeological Museum of Egion

Antique Exhibits in the Museum of Egion

The Statue of Egiochos in the Museum of Egion

Overview of the Marina of Egion

Egion Marina with a View of the Upper Town of Egion

The Marina of Egion and the Lighthouse

A Seaside Cafe-Bar in Egion

Old Founts in Lower Egion

Aliki Beach in Egion

Protected Bird Habitat in Aliki/Egion

The seaside city of Aigio/Egio – the capital of Aigialia

Aigion is the capital of the province of Aigialia and second biggest town of the district of Achaia. The small seaport is situated in a wonderful green region in northern Peloponnese, directly at the Gulf of Corinth.

Aigion is 8 km east of Longos, Selianitika with a good local bus connection. It was built on a cliff, on narrow and fertile land. It was inhabited and well-known in antiquity as the centre of the Achaian Alliance, together with the city of Helice, which sunk into the sea in 373 BC. In the Middle Ages it was called Vostitsa, a Slavic name. The Psila Alonia square with its green park and a lovely view of the Corinthian Gulf is one of its attractions. The museum, the famous church of Panaghia Tripiti (built on a cliff by the sea, exactly on the site where the Mother of God icon was found), are some other attractions. There are also many good shops, several banks, two yacht harbours and a modern hospital.

 

Places of interest:

  • Twelve Wells: The ancient Greek writer Pausanias already reported about this water source by the sea, where a fountain featuring twelve lions was built. 
  • Tripiti Church: The church is partly constructed into the plateau
  • The Faneromini Cathedral: A neoclassic cathedral in the city centre which was built after the German architect Ernst Ziller’s design.
  • The Archaeological Museum: Several archaeological findings of the city and region are exhibited in this former 19th century market hall designed by German architect Ernst Ziller.