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Heraion (Sanctuary of Hera) in Perachora

Limni Vouliagmenis, Perachora 203 00, Greece
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Beautiful scenery but beware

We were looking forward to this visit to Heraion after spending time at the beautiful lake of... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
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A Stunning Secret Sanctuary

Mentioned by Strabo and Pausanias, the Heraion at Perachora gave up it's secrets in 1929, when... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Athens, Greece
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Limni Vouliagmenis, Perachora 203 00, Greece
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to this visit to Heraion after spending time at the beautiful lake of Voulgamenti near Loutraki. It is certainly worth the trip, you follow the signs up from the lake & there is a small car park (only accessible by car)....More

2  Thank bedirxan
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Mentioned by Strabo and Pausanias, the Heraion at Perachora gave up it's secrets in 1929, when excavated by Humfry Payne, director of the British School of Archaeology in Athens. After 4 seasons at the site he had uncovered one of the richest hoards of artifacts...More

3  Thank Martha186225
Reviewed 7 June 2016

A place with archaeological interest and a small beautiful beach!It is really special to walk and swim around the ancient marbles of the temple of goddess Hera.

Thank vivian v
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit if your near Korinthos.Its about 20 kms from Korinthos.Head towards Loutraki and keep following the coast.Its on the point near Ireon.Its a little cove which is full of cats and an interesting Archaeological site.You can climb up and around the cliffs...More

1  Thank Steven R
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

The temple of Hera /Akraia is a must visit if you are visiting the Corinthian province! A breathtaking scenic drive amongst the green through Gerania mountain,bypassing the Blue or Heraion lake and straight to the lighthouse of Malevi and temple. Discover the cistern or sacred...More

1  Thank AncientGreeceTours
Reviewed 26 October 2015

What would make a swimming session memorable? Clean water? Check! A picturesque gulf protected by the winds? Check! With ancient ruins a small church and a light house just above it? Check, check, check! Heraion is a wonderful location to enjoy a swim, but it...More

Thank George P
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Quite big and reasonably well explained area with Heraion, cysterns in use until Roman times. Small beach (snorkling around the rocks - there's actually fish there), lighthouse, and sheltered view up on the cape. Good place to let kids explore.

Thank juf s
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We drove to Heraion, known also as “Melangavi”, after our short stop to the Lagoon of Vouliagmeni. The lighthouse on sight is one of the oldest stone-built lighthouses that still operates and is located above the ruins of the ancient settlement of the famous Sanctuary...More

Thank greekcypriot2009
Reviewed 11 September 2015

If you travel all around the world as I do for business and leisure, this place can remind Tulum in Mexico: an archeological sacred place close to the sea. This sanctuary of the goddess Hera is situated in a small cove of the Corinthian gulf...More

1  Thank Alessandro T
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We stumbled on this site purely just driving. If you travel around be sure to take swimming gear lovely bay here that allows you to swim in crystal clear waters in the backdrop of this wonderful heritage site. Well paved paths leading down to the...More

Thank Mara J
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