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Heraion (Sanctuary of Hera) in Perachora

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Heraion (Sanctuary of Hera) in Perachora

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James L wrote a review May 2019
Stuart, Florida87 contributions29 helpful votes
This site is a must see although it takes an effort to get there. The good news, it’s not a tour bus destination. The ruins coupled with the view make this a can’t miss destination. Plus the opportunity for a swim in the sea and a swim in a mountain lake.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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wheelie07042 wrote a review Aug 2018
Dublin, Ireland1,207 contributions202 helpful votes
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The archaeological site of Heraion tucked in the north-eastern corner of the Gulf of Corinth is accessible by road or—even better—by boat. The ancient ruins of the Temple of Hera may not be the best in Greece to look at, but archaeologically, they are among some of the most important. However, ruins aside, the area is beautiful and unspoiled, allowing for walks along the spectacular cliffs to the lighthouse or swimming in the stunning, clear blue waters. If you know the right spots, there are a couple of areas where you can dive from the cliffs into the water. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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JLBWFB wrote a review Jul 2018
Houston31 contributions12 helpful votes
Temple of Heraion, Greece The Temple of Heraion is located on a small cove by the lighthouse on the North side of the Gulf of Corinth. It is a short trip from Loutraki the main town in the area. The temple is relatively well preserved and you can see what each building was. There is even a small pier that juts out into the cove. The cove is quite small and rocky but it does have a sandy beach to enjoy. Around the side of the cove we found a jumping off place for the kids and adults to enjoy. Snorkeling, we brought our own equipment, is excellent! What is amazing is that while you are swimming, you realize that you can see and walk through an ancient temple. There is no fee and no parking charges so it is a wonderful placed to enjoy the beach and ancient history at the same time. It is located off the beaten path so there are not many others there to obstruct the view. It is an excellent place and our group of 10 ranging in ages from 12 to 61 loved it!!!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Dana A wrote a review Apr 2018
7 contributions5 helpful votes
For one hour or less you can admire a gorgeous landscape.It's a place where you can admire a wonderful corner of nature and an ancient history page.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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bedirxan wrote a review Oct 2016
Birmingham, United Kingdom36 contributions16 helpful votes
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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). We walked a short distance up to the lighthouse & the views were amazing with turquoise sea all around. You then go back down to the ruins of Heraion. There is also a small church which was open. Below is a small tranquil cove/beach and it is just beautiful & peaceful. Unfortunately when we got back to our car 2 of the windows had been smashed & our beach bags stolen. There was hardly anyone there, we saw only 2/3 couples but in the half hour we were away from the car this happened. They even took the picnic lunch from the boot. There were only towels/plastic shoes/sun cream etc in the bags so nothing valuable, but damage to the car & a perfect day was spoilt. Warning not to leave anything on show if you leave a car parked there. We reported it to the police but they were less that helpful, we had to get a report to claim on the insurance. Definitely worth a visit though just beware.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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