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 Pythagorion attractions planner.
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Visited as part of a day tour around Samos. Without own transport it would be difficult to get to. Fascinating site but would benefit from more information boards especially as so much of the... more »
What a interesting and a excellent experience to go to and sample local history. Please go if in the area and get a example of Greek past. more »
A part of history. Should visit, but in the morning. Very hot 👍
Beautiful place with strong magic atmosphere.
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