Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Village Walkthrough- Ireon

Here it is, a long overdue post on Ireon Village! I visited Ireon back in November, so about 3 months ago, right after dropping my mom at the airport. It was around siesta time, so most of the streets were quiet, and tourist season is over so not much activity going on here!

A little information on Ireon...
Ireon has around 800 occupants, and is situated right on the sea. There is a beach that runs alongside the village, and there is also a popular beach called "Pappas Beach" nearby. Every summer, musicians, and bands come here and have a rock festival. But the most famous thing Ireon is known for is of course the temple of Hera, which is right on the outskirts of the village. I am very familiar with this area because my aunt has olive trees right next to the entrance of the temple and I have spent many days picking olives in this area!

A little info on Hera...
In Greek mythology, the beautiful goddess Hera was queen of the Greek gods and the wife of Zeus, the king. Hera was goddess of marriage and childbirth. Since Hera's husband was Zeus, king not only of gods, but of philanderers, Hera spent a lot of time in Greek mythology angry with Zeus. So Hera is described as jealous and quarrelsome.

The temple of Hera

Right as you enter Ireon's parking lot, this is the first bar you come across.

Walking along the seafront there are many bars and restaurants.
Love the bright color of this bar.

Nice wood and stone combination. Love the bamboo balcony.

This is my husband's last name, but no we are not related!
From the Vouros restaurant this is the view.

I like that they have a playground. Very cool!

A little pretty graffiti on a restaurant's veranda near the sea.

There were many, many, too many apartment buildings for my liking.

A health clinic.

I didn't get the name of this church. I wish church's had names written outside. Or maybe they do and I just didn't see it.

Apartments everwhere, and because Ireon is flat, it reminded me of a very mini Athens.

Nice color!

One of the many shops.
The plateia. Remember this is siesta time so it's not crowded with people.

A person!

Ugh, too modern for me! Where are all the old houses?

I DID like this hotel, and the cactus out front.

There were too many apartment style houses for my liking. I DID see an old house and took a picture, but I can't seem to find it, darn it!
 And finally an aerial view from the Facebook group Greece from Above of Ireon Village. Thank you for touring Ireon with me.....Next stop is Kosmadei!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your beautiful photos my fathers family comes from Samos and I visited in 2011. I loved it! hopefully one day I will visit again, in the meantime ill look at your shots!


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