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Temple of Apollo Epikourios

| Bassae, Skliros 212 00, Greece
+30 2626 022275
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One of the most important temples of Antiquity !

Temple of Apollo Epikourios (or Epicurius), dated to 420-400 BC, is one of the most important... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2018
Chronis_Papachristou
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Athens, Greece
Υou are left with your mouth open with amazment!

The way from Kyparissia via Platania was long but at the end we have been fully compensated! The... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
dimitris k
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Sissi, 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 January 17, 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 January 6, 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.

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Reviewed September 29, 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

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Reviewed September 14, 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

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Reviewed August 24, 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 July 18, 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

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Reviewed July 4, 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.

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Reviewed June 30, 2017

Ongoing restoration work means this is still covered by a canvas. Built from 420-400 BC at 1151m, the location affords stunning views. Once inside, ropes prevent you from accessing the interior but you can walk around most of the exterior (you'll need to re-enter the...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

It's a magnificent structure and huge sums have been spent with the ongoing restoratation work. However it is under a tent, with very little information and you can only walk around the outside. There are 2 videos about the restoration work - both 25 minutes...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2017

The monument itself is overwhelming, the view of the mountains is breathtaking.... the restoration project is very interesting from many sides, engineering, archaeological, art etc. Very well hosting from the staff, all of them well edudated about the temple and easily to communicte in many...More

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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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