The Heraion of Perachora, Greece

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Hilary

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The Heraion of Perachora, Greece
« on: February 14, 2016, 07:21:25 PM »
We went in search of wild flowers last  Sunday, but there weren't many out yet ,however, but there was plenty of evidence of more to come in the spring.
The position of the Heraion is especially beautiful and the site has recently been made more accessible with  slopes and steps down to the actual cove where the ruins are and many information boards.
Any one interested in archaeology will find the book AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART written by Dilys Powell both enjoyable and interesting.
Here are a few photos to whet your appetites
A general view over the site from the church.
Another view with Lentisc in the foreground.
Part of a notice board
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Hilary

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Re: The Heraion of Perachora, Greece
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 02:16:56 PM »
Photos of Pine trees, weather beaten Lentisk bushes, Juniper bushes and a lone Olive tree all at the Heraion.
I couldn't resist a photo of Akrokorinthos from across the gulf with a Juniper bush in the foreground
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Hilary

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Re: The Heraion of Perachora, Greece
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 07:08:21 AM »
More Photos from the Heraion

Narcissus and Ice plant near the small church.

Looking towards the canal with Lentisc in the foreground. From this point one can see straight down the Corinth Canal and see its bridges. If you have good eyesight you can see it as a pale smudge 3 cm to the right of the cliff on this photo!

Together with the Lentisc there is a grey, dusty looking, plant which I unfortunately didn't take much notice of, so have no idea what it is.

There are no plants at all in the last photo but I couldn't resist posting it
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Hilary

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Re: The Heraion of Perachora, Greece
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 01:11:47 PM »
Having seen all the ruins,and since you are in the area, it is usual to visit  Cape Melagavi and its lighthouse. The path there is a  bit difficult at first until it flattens out near the lighthouse.
We saw Juniper bushes, Lentisc, Erysimum corinthium and Bellevalia hyacinthoides, which was identified by Oron on this Forum.
The photos are of
The Melagavi lighthouse.
The lighthouse information board.
Juniper and across the sea North to the snow covered summit of Mount Helikon.
The view across the sea East  to Loutraki and Corinth.
This last photo just because I like it
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Hilary

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Re: The Heraion of Perachora, Greece
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 08:47:27 AM »
Lake Vouliagmeni

After visiting the ruins of the Heraion and the lighthouse of Melagavi you could return to the lake Vouliagmeni to eat at one of the many tavernas.

The lake is connected to the sea by a short narrow channel

I didn't find any wild flowers to snap but then we didn't go deep into any of the wilder places in the area
Here are three photos of the lake, taken yesterday, Gerania Mountain, Tamarisk trees and the tiny church of Saint Nicholas seen through the leaves of a Eucalyptus tree 
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