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Heraion of Samos, Pythagorion

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One of the most important ancient sanctuaries dedicated to Hera and a World Heritage Site, still contains one of the tall columns built to support the temple's massive roof structure. The alleged birthplace of Hera, the wife and sister of Greek God Zeus, the site once provided the setting for an annual festival celebrated in honor of the goddess of marriage and the family. The single column still standing provides an ideal backdrop for snapshots of the history-steeped landscape. Round off your visit by exploring nearby Pythagoreion, an ancient city filled with Greek and Roman monuments. Using our custom trip planner, Samos attractions like Heraion of Samos can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Several construction phases are known, identified partly through tile fragments, the first phase dates from the 8th century BC.
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  • This set is not among the most memorable ruins of Greece. Anyway it's a nice walk to spend a morning.
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  • Heraion archeological site is located 3 km west of Pythagorio, near the South coast of the island and is the largest on the island and one of the foremost throughout Greece. It is dedicated to the goddess Hera, the Temple had 155 ionic columns. Today only one kept in place and at half height, among other ruins that define the dimensions of the gigantic Temple. Worth to see this attraction!!!!!!
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  • Lots of ancient history, by the sea. A relaxing tour.
  • Make sure you visit this ancient place while on Samos!
  • The remains of the temple of Hera, UNESCO site. There is only one complete column left of the temple but still it is very impressive and worth a visit. A lot of history to see.
  • Beautiful place
  • The remains of the temple are nice to see. You have to go here if you visit Samos.