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The Heraion Of Perachora

The Heraion of Perachora was a sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Hera, situated in a small cove of the Corinthian gulf at the end of the Perachora peninsula. In addition to a temple of Hera which is of unusual construction, the remains of a number of other structures have also been found, including a L-shaped stoa, a large cistern, dining rooms, and a second potential temple remnants.

The Heraion Archaeological Site is visited by thousands of culture and history lovers throughout the world every year since the unusual plan of the 6th century BCE.

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The Corinth Canal
The famous Corinth Canal is the absolute landmark of our Municipality which separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece and connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf.

The Corinth Canal, though only completed in the late 19th century, was an idea and dream that’s dates back over 2000 thousand years. Several rulers in antiquity dreamed of digging a cutting through the Isthmus. The first to propose such an undertaking was the tyrant Periander in the 7th century BC.

However the technical capabilities in ancient times made his idea impossible to implement. Instead, he developed the “Diolkos”, which served the purpose of carrying ships in a wheeled vehicle and transferred them from one side to the other. The remnants of the Ancient Diolkos still remain intact in the area.

The concept of the canal opening was revived again during the late 1800’s. Aer several years and many tryouts, the Corinth Canal was finally completed and started operations on the 25th of April, 1893.

The remnants of the Ancient Diolkos still remain intact in the area.

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Melagavi Lighthouse

The Melagavi lighthouse, also known as Heraion lighthouse, was built in 1897 on the Agrilaos peninsula, in the golf of Alkyonides Islands.

In 1947, the building was renovated and repaired. Its outline is T shaped, and it has a rectangular light tower.

It is made of stone and it constitutes a typical example of classical lighthouse architecture.

Melagavi is renowned to be one of the 10 most beautiful lighthouses in Greece and it is also one of the most photographed landmarks by travelers with thousands of captures on Social Media like Instagram and Tumblr.

Mycenae
The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns are the imposing ruins of the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture. These two cities are indissolubly linked to the Homeric epics, the Iliad & the Odyssey , which have influenced European art and literature for more than three millennia.
Epidavros Theatre - Trips Nearby Loutraki
Epidavros Theatre

In a canyon, in 340 BC, an Argos architect Polykleitos the Younger, built, according to Pausanias, the theatre of Epidaurus. Amongst all the ancient theatres, Epidaurus theatre is the most beautiful and best preserved with a capacity of 13,000 spectators.

Great actors have acted at such as Alexis Minotis, Thanos Kotsopoulos, Anna Synodinou, Thanasis Vengos, Hollywood Actors Kevin Spacey and Ithan Hawke and the famous Greek soprano Maria Kallas.