Section (waterproof plaster colored dark grey, bedrock hatched), Perachora...

Plan, Perachora, Fountainhouse

Section across North storage chamber (waterproof plaster colored dark grey...

Context: Perachora
Type: Fountainhouse
Summary: Columned fountainhouse with long narrow storage chambers; on the upper plains of the Perachora peninsula, northeast of the harbor.
Date: ca. 325 BC

Total water storage: ca. 310 cubic meters; length of storage chambers: south chamber 26 m, middle chamber 28.3 m, northern chamber 29 m.

Region: Corinthia
Period: Hellenistic


Ionic Hexastyle prostyle fountainhouse opening west. Three rectangular draw basins on the east divided by a wall from the narrow storage chambers extending east.


The site was in use from the 7th century B.C. onwards, but the fountainhouse dates from the end of the 4th century B.C., when much of the Sanctuary of Hera was rebuilt. The storage chambers received water from a channel at the southeastern corner. Water then flowed into the south chamber and on to the draw basins and the center and northern chambers.

Other Bibliography:

Tomlinson 1977, 203-218