The Temple of Aphaia in Agia Marina is one of the most beautiful temples of classical Greece and also one of the oldest survived.
Built on a hill, at 160 meters, it is surrounded by pine trees and it stands out for its unique energy. Since prehistoric times (1300 B.C.) it has been a unique place of worship.
The first temple built was dedicated to Aphaia, or else Vritomarti-Diktinna, a deity from Crete, whom according to the Greek mythology, King Minos of Crete was in love with. In order to save herself from him, she decided to dive into the sea, where local fishermen from Aegina Island rescued her. She, then, disappeared with the help of the goddess Artemis and when the locals looked up for her, they found instead a statue. For this reason, they gave the statue the name Aphaia (ie vanished in the ancient Greek language). The Temple of Aphaia, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion form an isosceles triangle.