Paleochora

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Paleochora is the medieval face of Aegina hidden on a steep cliff in order to avoid the Saracen pirates that devastated the area, but they didn’t avoid the raids completely. The “Island Mystras” was the capital for 1,000 years until 1800 when the people returned to the seaside areas. The amphitheatrically densely built houses, the 20 churches and the wells created a beautiful landscape and we should also mention the ornament of the area, the Venetian Castle which offers an enchanting view to the shores of Argolis during sunset.
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Church of Agioi Theodoroi
Near the port of Aegina is located the tiny church of Agioi Theodoroi which was built in 1289 by Leo Zygomalas and belonged probably to this family.