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Coordinates: 38 ° 2 ′  N , 22 ° 57 ′  E

Perachora ( Greek Περαχώρα  ( f. Sg. )) Is a village in the municipality of Loutraki-Perachora in the Greek municipality of Loutraki-Perachora-Agii Theodori It is located in the Gerania Mountains on the Gulf of Corinth on the Greek mainland at a distance of approx. 15 km (as the crow flies ) northwest of Corinth and had 1,141 inhabitants in 2011.


The Heraion of Perachora.

The sanctuary of Hera Akraia ('Hera on the promontory') around nine kilometers west of Perachora not far from Cape Melangavi was an important Hera sanctuary in ancient Greece . World icon

The sanctuary, from which one can clearly see the approach to Corinth , came about 750 BC. Under the influence of the Corinthians. An important find from the early days is an approx. 35 cm long clay model of a house. During the heyday in the 7th and 6th centuries BC Most of the visitors came from this city. In the 4th century BC There were some new buildings. In Hellenistic times it lost its importance and was used in connection with the destruction of Corinth by the Romans in 146 BC. Chr. Destroyed.

From an apse temple at the harbor from the 8th century BC. Traces are still visible. Around 525 BC A larger temple with a Doric facade was built. Steps by the altar should give the participants in the sacrificial ritual a better view. The remains of two stoai from the late 4th century BC are still clearly visible . Chr.

On the upper level there was an impressive cistern (around 525 BC) with plastered walls. What is striking is a room in which (as can be deduced from the bases of couches and remains of a stove) symposia were held.


Web links

Commons : Perachora  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Results of the 2011 census at the National Statistical Service of Greece (ΕΛ.ΣΤΑΤ) ( Memento from June 27, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) (Excel document; 2.6 MB)