Coordinates: 37.743263, 23.433167


Southeast of the city is the Orphanage, which is the first large public building that was erected by the first Governor of the newly founded Greek state, Ioannis Kapodistrias. Even though the building’s original purpose was to house, feed and educate approximately six hundred orphans, at its areas it housed, among others, the first Archaeological Museum and other public services.

From 1880 and for 105 years it was a prison. In 1985 it was declared as a listed building, while nowadays the necessary works are being carried out in order to house the Aegina Diachronic Museum.


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