is the oldest and second largest city of Achaia and also the capital of Egialia. The city is built amphitheatrically with a wonderful view of the Korinthian Gulf. In ancient times Aigio was the center of the Achaean League
and according to Pausanias
the place where Greek generals gathered and decided the Trojan War
. It is an ideal holiday resort, as well as the starting point for trips to Delphi
. Aigio had been a very wealthy city relying its economy on raisin. The great financial development of the city was evident in the wonderful neoclassic buildings decorating a lot of parts of Aigio. This added a very distinguished architectural style to the city.
The German architect Ernesto Chiller who built unique buildings in Achaia also designed two churches: Virgin Mary Faneromeny and the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. Both churches are worth visiting.
He also designed the building of the Holy Cathedral and the Old Market (where the archaeological museum is today).