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Temple of Apollo Epikourios

| Bassae, Skliros 212 00, Greece
+30 2626 022275
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A must see monument when in Peloponnese .

It is not necessary to repeat what other people have already said about this temple. In my opinion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dimitris A
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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We visited the temple, and the museum security along with an escort explained to us the story and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Let's Book T
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Greece
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An amazing temple site, as large as the Parthenon. Preserved under a vast tent to protect it. Its bold architecture is unique. Must be seen! Delicate columns, and striking internal design originality.
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| Bassae, Skliros 212 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not necessary to repeat what other people have already said about this temple. In my opinion the most magnificent monument after ancient Olympia from ancient years . Surrounding area of unique beauty and tranquility makes you feel part of another era .

Thank Dimitris A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the temple, and the museum security along with an escort explained to us the story and why it is covered to avoid pollution. It is a magnificent site which must be preserved! Definitely worths a visit if you are at the area.

Thank Let's Book T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible that such ancient building still stands. Don’t except a big complex. Just this monument. But you got to see it. For ppl in a wheelchair just drive up the driveway between the gates. Ask the reception where you can park your car. There is...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Temple of Apollo Epikourios (or Epicurius), dated to 420-400 BC, is one of the most important temples of antiquity. It is situated in therocky landscape of Bassae.Pausanias considered it to be among the finest temples of the Peloponnese in terms of beauty and harmony, second...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

The way from Kyparissia via Platania was long but at the end we have been fully compensated! The temple is 10 km south of Andritsena 270 61 in Vasses.

1  Thank dimitris k
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This one is a bit far away from everything, but we saw some tour buses on the way, so it might be a part of a day trip. We came to see because it's a UNESCO WHS. The ride was actually cool with wonderful views...More

Thank Tina Q
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing 2500 year old temple overlooking the valley of Vasse underneath. It's under restoration at the moment but it feels like they are doing a very good job to bring the temple back to its glory. The last work of Iktinos, the architect of Parthenon...More

Thank Katia R
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

In 1140 m elevation high after a difficult journey (narrow road) you'll be compensated by Epikourios which is a small scale of Parthenon. A unique monument!!! A kiosk during summer would be needed.... The reconstrunction of the monument is on the run for years....Perhaps it...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

To get here, leave plenty of time and find all of your patience. The little winding road will take you through all kinds of beautiful as well as dilapidated little towns. At some points the road got a bit dirty and bumpy but it looked...More

1  Thank JennyTDJ
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

It's a magnificent structure! The monument itself is overwhelming and the view of the mountains is breathtaking.... You can really see the mountain peaks all around when standing at the edge of the place and it's really something else.

Thank DVB311
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Response from Arthur A | Reviewed this property |
The drive is fine but you do need to take care of the winding road. It's towards Olympia but you need to head for Figalia. There are signs. It's worth the trouble!
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Response from Olga V | Reviewed this property |
openning hours 9-17.00 but again i would double check as winter time maybe different to summer
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