Heraion of Samos, Pythagorion

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. Put Heraion of Samos on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Samos attractions planner .
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  • Impressive heritage exhibit, with GOOD grade promotion, definitely evolvable, well-preserved, necessary visit, impressive Antiquities sizes ....
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  • This was the most famous temple of Hera in ancient Greece. A turist guide is missing from the place.  more »
  • 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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  • 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.
  • The maintenance of such an ancient and historical unique place is very poor. Unfortunately, this has affected our experience negatively.
  • Very interesting to see. But it is a pity how nature gets it all back. Nobody seems to care.
  • I would love to see this place
  • Lots of ancient history, by the sea. A relaxing tour.

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