Plan, Perachora, Sanctuary of Hera Limenia

Early sanctuary from S, Perachora, Sanctuary of Hera Limenia

Context: Perachora
Type: Peribolos Wall
Summary: Walled group of buildings; east of the harbor and the Hestiatorion.
Date: ca. 750 BC

Temple, external walls: 9.5 m x 5.6 m; hearth ca. 1.4 m x 1.0 m.

Region: Corinthia
Period: Geometric


Rectangular enclosure, with a temple and hearth on south east corner. A sacred pool outside the enclosure.


Named from inscriptions found within the sanctuary. There is some debate if this was a separate sanctuary from that of Hera Akraia. Inscriptions dedicating spits were found here and other features indicate this may have been a dining facility.

Other Bibliography:

PECS, 688; Salmon 1972, 159-204; Tomlinson 1977, 197-202