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Temple of Apollo Epikourios

| Bassae, Skliros 212 00, Greece
+30 2626 022275
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Hidden inside a tent

This one is a bit far away from everything, but we saw some tour buses on the way, so it might be a... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Moscow, Russia

Amazing 2500 year old temple overlooking the valley of Vasse underneath. It's under restoration at... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Katia R
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
“large tent” (3 reviews)
| Bassae, Skliros 212 00, Greece
+30 2626 022275
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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 Tinde_K
Reviewed 13 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
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

Thank nbillbasil
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
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
Reviewed 30 June 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

1  Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 7 June 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

Thank tcee_12
Reviewed 5 May 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

Thank Tilemachos_LeBistrot
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Monument: Ancient Greek temple dedicated to Apollo Historical note: locals had the architect Iktinos (Parthenon designer along with Kalikratis) build the temple as a token of respect for Apollo ending the plague in the area. Parking: outside the monument Price: €3 *the monument is covered...More

Thank Arthur A
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This temple, which is in a stunning, but difficult to reach location, has serious problems with deterioration. The temple was built with local limestone, not marble as most other temples were at that time. The temple is located at a high altitude where is snows...More

2  Thank luvroma2
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5 April 2017|
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!
29 April 2016|
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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