The houses of another thriving era were masterpieces of exceptional architecture.
The shape and the characteristics of the architecture of the buildings, in relation to their history and the differences of use over the years, know us the local history and the evolution of the city of Aigio but of the wider area of Aigialeia.
Walking through the historic center of Aigio you will find the most interesting buildings and places associated with events that played a decisive role in the history, social and economic life of the city.
During your trips to the mountainous Aigialeia you will find beautiful settlements and places of particular historical interest.
The most imposing building in Aegio is located at the heart of the town. The Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, has a three-century history.
Like other buildings in Aegio, it was created by the exceptional architect Ernst Ziller and is a typical example of the town’s erstwhile vibrant life.
The original, smaller, church was built in 1366 but was destroyed by the 1861 earthquake... more
The imposing, three-storey mansion was built according to the design of the Greek architect Panagiotis Kalkos in 1857, to accommodate the wealthy family of the great raisin merchant, Sotiris Panagiotopoulos. The works for its completion took three whole years and it currently is a treasure for the town. The majestic, marble staircase in its entry will lead you to its three floors. In the “palace” of Aegio, you will see amazing ceiling paintings and wonderful wall decorations by exceptional Italian painters. Its marble balconies are also true works of art... more
Aegio's best viewpoint of the entire city and the Corinthian Gulf. In this green and well-kept square you will find the Monument of the Unknown Soldier, the Holy Church of Agios Andreas and the its timeless Tower, Aegio city's landmark.
What came first, the Tower or the square? This chicken and egg question has a definite answer: it's the Tower. The square was built between 1920 and 1930 while the Tower was built in the early 1900s... more
If they were telling you to choose or to guess what the City Hall of the city is, you would have chosen this building. A neoclassical building, built in 1867 by the wealthy merchant Aristides Georgiou, shouts its identity from afar. As long as it has to be "adorned" externally... more
The Neoclassic with its simple luxurious decoration was built in the last decade of the last century and is a generous and moving donation of wealthy merchant Xenophon Stavropoulos in order to house the first high school of the city. Today the library is housed in the Municipality... more
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