Friday, 13 July 2012

Lost Cities of Greece
Part II: Heraion of Perachora

Lower Sanctuary

Upper Sanctuary/City
 My friend Mike was hanging around the office when he heard me asking someone about road trips. I had some time to take one but didn’t know exactly where I wanted to go. When the conversation was over Mike, who was reading a magazine, dropped it on his lap and said, “I could take you to a pretty cool place a few miles from Corinth. I discovered it last week while I was hitchhiking.”
At this point I gave Mike a funny look. What with all the scarey movies coming out about hitchhiking and stuff I did'nt think people did it anymore. “Hitchhiking,” I exclaimed, “Why on earth were you hitchhiking?”
Mike’s response was innocent and simple: “Eh, I heard some people in my theater troop talking about it.”
Upon further inquiry, Mike had explained that he had stumbled upon an ancient city that was crumbling into a crystal clear sea, and as if this wasn’t enough there were also cliff-diving opportunities. For me it sounded perfect.