Puglia, Basilicata, and Calabria Sights

Santuario di Hera Lacinia

  • Via per Capo Colonna Map It
  • Crotone
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

The Sanctuary of Hera Lacinia was once one of the most important shrines of Magna Graecia. Only one column still remains standing, but the site (known as Capo Colonna because of that single pillar) occupies a stunning position on a promontory 11 km (7 miles) south of the town of Crotone. Here, you can see the outlines of the buildings of the vast sanctuary and visit the small museum, which contains finds from recent excavations in the area, as well as archaeological remains recovered from the sea. The sanctuary dates from the 7th century BC when Achaeans from the Greek Peloponnese founded a colony at Crotone.

Sight Information


Via per Capo Colonna, Crotone, Calabria, 88900, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Sanctuary: daily 9–7. Museum: Tues.–Sun. July and Aug. 9–7: Sept.–June 9–1 and 3:30–7
  • Closed Mon.

Published 11/12/2015


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