Heraion

Local nameΗραίο
LocationGreece

The Heraion of Samos was a large sanctuary to the goddess Hera, on the island of Samos, Greece, 6 km southwest of the ancient city of Samos, in the low, marshy basin of the Imbrasos river, near where it enters the sea. The late Archaic temple in the sanctuary was the first of the gigantic free-standing Ionic temples, but its predecessors at this site reached back to the Geometric Period of the 8th century BC, or earlier. The site of temple's ruins, with its sole standing column, was designated a joint UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Pythagoreion in 1992.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraion_of_Samos

UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/595

Address 83103, Greece

Coordinates 37°40'19.624" N 26°53'11.453" E

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