Sights of Interest in Greece
Archaeological sites of Loutraki29-11-2012 13:47If you are interested in archaeological sites, Loutraki makes an ideal starting point for exploring nearby places of great historical interest. Within a short drive distance there are the sites of Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia and Delphi. Do not miss the chance to make your own journey through history!
Goddess Hera’s Cult
Hera’s Cult begins in the Geometric Period and around 800 BC the first apsidal temple of Hera, of which nothing remains, was built there by the sea. In the 6th century BC a new Doric temple was built slightly to the west and adjacent to this an elongate altar. East, in the middle of the valley, you will see the remains of a rectangular building that was considered to be the temple of Hera Limenaia, but newer theories suggest that it was a restaurant for pilgrims and ancillary facilities. In between the two structures there was a small lake and water reservoir with arched sides and pillars in the center, a bilge structure of the 4th century BC considered to be very important.
The Archaeological Site of Heraion
The Archaeological Site of Heraion is at Cape Melagkavi (western end of the Perahora peninsula). The area has been inhabited since prehistoric era. The settlement of Heraion, west of Eschatiotida Lake (today Vouliagmeni Lake), saw a period of prosperity during the Archaic period (7th-6th century BC.). Excavations by the British Archaeological School (1930-1933) brought to light, among other things, a forum, temples of Hera Akraia and Hera Limenaia (with rich findings), two-storey arcade (with Doric columns on the ground floor and Ionic columns on the first floor) residential foundations, sections of fortifications and roads, water reservoirs and fountains.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation...
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For the second consecutive year, three dynamic bodies, the Benaki Museum, Costa Navarino and Athens International Airport, join forces for culture. Leveraging on the Benaki Museum collection of printed...
The Museum of Prehistoric Thera houses finds from the excavations at Akrotiri, conducted under the auspices of the Archaeological Society at Athens, the earlier excavations at Potamos, made by members...