Ancient Perahora is 1km from the tip of the peninsula. Traces of the ancient city, including an oval Hellenistic cistern with pillars inside, are scattered in an olive grove. The Heraion, or Hera Akraia near the tip of the peninsula-(from the Greek word for 'edge') was a sanctuary to the goddess Hera. It sits on the rocky slopes of the headland separating the Bay of Corinth from the Gulf of Corinth. The site is hidden at the bottom of a remote valley by a sheltered a cove, above which sits an acropolis. The view extends to Nafpaktos, 105km distant, and a bend in the straits gives the gulf the appearance of a huge lake encircled by mountains-to the north, Helikon and Parnassos, to the south, Killini. Many people come to this site just to enjoy the spectacular views.