The Archaeological site of Heraion -Corinth

Trip Start Sep 12, 2012
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Archaelogical site of Heraion

Leaving the lagoon behind we come to the archaeological site of Heraion after a 5 minute drive. The entire slope of the hill dedicated to the goddess Hera with the ancient temple dating back to 700 BC. The ruins of the sanctuary seem to be frozen in mid-tumble down to the lagoon. On the western part we come to the huge Lighthouse constructed in 1897. It is said that it is the largest in the country and it stands as if a protector to guide ships passing from this sacred place signalling to follow the right sea path for their destination.

It is an area that comprises antiquities and unrivalled natural beauty. The view from here over the Gulf of Corinth stretches as far as the Peloponnesian hinterland. The remains date back from the early period of Greek temple-building. The oracle sacred to the goddess Hera, flourished particularly in the Geometric period the 9th and 8th century.

It seems more people walk towards the Lighthouse here today than visiting the ruins. Even though the waters are warm and the day so beautiful there is nobody out here swimming in the ancient harbour this day. Though little remains of the Temple of Hera, this is still an idyllic place to come to, and those who love snorkelling can even see ancient ruins underwater.

What a nice place to be! The crowds this particular month have dwindled, the days and nights are still warm and a visitor can combine many different pleasures depending on the mood and hobby. There are so many idyllic locations to visit, unique attractions for extreme adventures, incomparable venues and fun activities which can be part of a daily touring schedule.  
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derrick241
derrick241 on

that sea really does look inviting, I could use some of that NOW

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