Heraion of Samos, Pythagorion

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#3 of 21 in Historic Sites in Northeast Aegean Islands
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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  • August 16, 2017
    Impressive heritage exhibit, with GOOD grade promotion, definitely evolvable, well-preserved, necessary visit, impressive Antiquities sizes ....
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  • August 13, 2017
    This was the most famous temple of Hera in ancient Greece. A turist guide is missing from the place.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    If you ever have visited you should certainly not Efes trips. 6 euro entrance for a site where really not much more of remains. It is overgrown by weeds. I think there are much nicer places are in Samos to visit than this site.
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  • June 29, 2017
    The grounds are extensive. The site is difficult to find and a lot of the ruins are covered with plant growth. The information placards are strangely places and are faded.
  • June 28, 2017
    The maintenance of such an ancient and historical unique place is very poor. Unfortunately, this has affected our experience negatively.
  • June 15, 2017
    Very interesting to see. But it is a pity how nature gets it all back. Nobody seems to care.
  • April 25, 2017
    I would love to see this place
  • July 2, 2016
    Lots of ancient history, by the sea. A relaxing tour.

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