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Address: Main Road, Pythagorion 83102, Greece
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Interesting for fans of Ancient History or Greek mythology

We had a great guide who was Greek but raised in the U.S, so was able to relate well to our group and also knew the Greek culture and history well. However, it would be hard to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
KdeBz
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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97 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great guide who was Greek but raised in the U.S, so was able to relate well to our group and also knew the Greek culture and history well. However, it would be hard to appreciate the impressiveness of this site without a good guide, imagination, and some background in ancient history. Very little of what once was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all. You can't go to Samos without going here. Mix the visit with a visit to the village along the road to cool off...

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Wirral, merseyside
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We have visited the temple several times over the years. It is such an interesting site and transports you back in time. A very enjoyable visit.

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Bath
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

If you are interested in ancient history then it is definitely worth a visit, if not it won't be the site to spark a new interest. I enjoyed wandering around trying to make sense of the jumble of overgrown stones, my wife trudged found some shade and read her book! It's a couple of miles from Pythagorion and a nice... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Not a grand site, by Greek antiquities standards, but worth a visit if you're on Samos. The lone column is photogenic and enormous, and in May the wildflowers were all out and made the site that much prettier.

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Thank bc618
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Thousands of years ago, this was a majestic place with the great Temple of Hera at its center. As there is one column still standing and it's only half the original length, you can imagine the grandness of it all. There's a bunch of other smaller temple ruins as well, but in general there is very little left and you... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This is the site of what was one of the biggest temples of the ancient world, dedicated to the goddess Hera. When in Greece I always try to visit these ancient sites and this one was quite special. It's exceedingly quiet and peaceful and on the two occasions we went we shared this huge area with no more than half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit, one of the ancient sites on Samos, also has an informative small museum at the far end, and a cafe for refreshments

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Samos, Greece
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63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The Temple of Hera is an often missed place of interest in Samos. Hera was the wife of Dia and chose Samos for her temple because of the abundance of medicinal herbs found here. Wild sage, oregano, lemon balm, thyme and other herbs grow wild in Samos. Walking in nature the air is filled with these scents, anyone interested in... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We headed here on one of the nights with live music. It was to dark to really see the Temple, but the music and the atmosphere was nice.

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