A tour of the three major shrines of Attica, Acropolis – Elefsina – Heraion dedicated respectively to three prominent Olympian female deities: Athena, Demeter and Hera.
West Attica in antiquity constituted an area of major military and economic importance, so much because of its proximity and relation to the city of Athens and for its geophysical formation. Here we meet the shrine of Demeter, of PanHellenic radiance, and the Heraion dedicated to Zeus’ wife. An itinerary in search of archaeological landscapes, starting from the Acropolis landmark, natural beauties and a refreshing swim.
The Heraion of Perachora is a sanctuary of the goddess Hera situated in a small cove of the Corinthian gulf at the end of the Perachora peninsula, 14.2 kilometres (8.8 mi) north-northwest of Corinth and 75.9 kilometres (47.2 mi) west of Athens.
‘Isthmos’, the 6km long Corinth Canal, though only completed in the late 19th century, was an idea and dream dating back over 2000 years, when the tyrant Periander in the 7th cent. BC, first conceived it.
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