Since ancient times, Aigialeia occupied an important place in the area and in Greece.
Ancient Eliki was at its peak the cultural, religious and administrative center of Achaia, with its own currency. The devastating earthquake of 373 BC and the subsequent tsunami downgraded the city to the Corinthian Gulf. Investigations and excavations continue along with legends about the lost city and the trident of the supernatural statue of Poseidon, which occasionally slammed the fishermen’s nets.
The rich archaeological heritage of Aigialeia lists many other sites of great interest.
Aigira (ancient Aigira) has an important ancient theater, temples, settlement and high school. Homer reports it with the name of Hyperissia to participate in the Trojan War.
Ancient Kyrenia in Mamousia Diakopto saves two temples and a Hellenistic hero, while parts of its walls, the theater and private houses have been identified.
The antiquities of Aigio come from all ages, since the city has been inhabited since Neolithic years. In the city there is a Mycenaean cemetery and a building of the classical period while the Archaeological Museum of Aigio hosts many important finds.
Ancient ruins, another lost city, are probably located in today’s Aigio Bank. The Metropolis of Croton’s colony in Lower Italy has recently revealed an important archaic Doric temple. In the area of the city, ancient Rippiki, an archaic Doric temple at Grekah, at an altitude of 1,150 meters in Panachaikos, and various finds in Kamares and Erinheus (ruins of a large Roman villa and tombs) were revealed.
Even today, the lost Atlantis of Aegialia inspires with its cinematic history. The myth connected with the capital of the Achaean League will live on forever, as man's need to prove the truth of its legend is stronger than the findings that have come to light. This is the paradoxical charm of the mystery and allure the possibility of a world waiting to be discovered conceals... more
A local gem and undoubtedly the reference point of the entire area, the ancient theatre of Aegeira is one of our country's most important monuments. A unique characteristic makes visitors’ experience transcend magic, creating a feeling of methexis. This is that 2/3 of this rare example of ancient architecture is not constructed ... more
An etched inscription with the name “Karyn”-eon, found in 1974 near the modern village Mamousia of Achaia, documented the existence of ancient Kyrenia, confirming its position and gave the answer to the puzzle that troubled archaeologists for years.
The discovery of the lost city is a valuable window to the Achaean civilisation, as it reveals secrets of the history and identity of the region... more
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