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Heraion is a coastal village south of Samos island, west of Pythagorion and close to the airport,in a fertile plain with large olive groves.Heraion is a small village with a rich history. Here Goddess Hera was born on the banks of the river Imvrasos. By the village there is the archaeological site of an ancient sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Hera. There were at least four temples of Hera and according to Herodotus is must have been one of the largest in ancient Greece. Also it is worth seeing Sarakinis Tower (1577) at Heraion plain. Agios Ioannis and Agios Georgios churches are located right next to the tower.
In the area you can make nice walks and it is also suitable for making bicycle rides. There are two small organised beaches inside the village, with mostly sand and some scattered pebbles. On the west edge, there is the large pebble beach of the village which is organised and very quiet. On the east side, near to the Temple of Hera starts the biggest beach of the island, Potokaki beach.
Heraio village has all kinds of accommodation, a little bit of nightlife and a lot of restaurants, cafes and tourist shops.
In July and August “Irea festival” of ancient theatrical performances is taking place
You have to know:
- Heraion village has a small fishing fleet, so it’s a great place to eat fresh fish
- Heraion is especially cosy in the evening on the cobblestone square and near to the beach
- From Potokaki beach begins the bicycle path which reaches the end of the beach Potokaki near to Pythagorion (2 klm)
- By boat from the village, you can access more beaches, such as Kakorema, Kyriakou, as well as Samiopoula
- In July and August Irea event is taking place, which is a festival of ancient theatrical performances