A final few bits from our Athens trip way aback in May! Featuring random ruins and a warm lake.
At the end of the Perachora peninsula are even more ancient Greek ruins!
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 peninsula.
In addition to a temple of Hera the remains of a number of other structures have also been found. Below you can see some of the ruins to the left of the photo.
Lake Vouliagmeni (“Sunken Lake”) is a small brackish-water lake fed by underground currents. Because of its constant warm water temperature the lake functions as a spa and relaxation spot in the little town.
The Temple of Poseidon is an ancient Greek temple on Cape Sounion dedicated to the god Poseidon.
There is evidence of the establishment of sanctuaries on the cape from as early as the 11th century BC Sounion’s most prominent temples, the Temple of Athena and the Temple of Poseidon, are however not believed to have been built until about 700 BC,