Heraion of Samos, Pythagorion

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World heritage site · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • Most of the tourists who have traveled around the Mediterranean basin are used to the fact that there is little left of antiquity. But even this initial setup doesn`t save you from wondering why so...  more »
  • The main attraction of the island, magnificent ruins although there is not much left of what this palace dedicated to the goddess Hera was, located next to the sea and with an entrance price of only.....  more »
  • A part of history. Should visit, but in the morning. Very hot 👍
  • Beautiful place with strong magic atmosphere.
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