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Address: Mount Kotilio | 14km South of Andritsena, Andritsaina 212 00, Greece
Phone Number: 062622254
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An amazing temple site, as large as the Parthenon. Preserved under a vast...

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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Amazing architecture

Simply stunning and awesome. There is a lot of restoration being done. The site is well documented and organised. It was wonderful to be able to walk around and just soak in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Canberra, ACT
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Canberra, ACT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply stunning and awesome. There is a lot of restoration being done. The site is well documented and organised. It was wonderful to be able to walk around and just soak in the history.

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fotheringay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The temple is beautiful and all the more interesting for being under restoration and the setting is exquisite, pure Arcardia. The only proviso is that you mustn't mind driving on terrifying cliffhanger roads to get there! But well worth the trip, certainly.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This is a superb temple which I have dreamt of visiting for many years before now. It was clad in a large steel-framed tent some years ago to shelter it from the weather, having seriously decayed in the previous years. The architect was the same one who designed the Parthenon. The temple is very unusual in having all three orders... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This temple is a UNESCO world heritage site. The temple is preserved very well compared to some of the others we have seen. It's currently being repaired so it's under a tent. Such beauty high up in the mountains. It's tough to get to but totally worth if you are a fan of ruins!

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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

A spectacular location and a wonderful drive through Arcadia to get here. It is a fantastic temple but is covered by a "circus tent" to protect it from the weather. A must see for history buffs but others may be put off by the distance needed to travel and the "circus tent".

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San Francisco, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Perched at about 3700 feet on rocky Mt. Kotilion, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius is not easy to get to but well with the trip. It was the first monument in Greece to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1986. A large tent enclosure erected the following year protects it against the region's extreme weather conditions. The present... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Many people that are already in Ancient Olympia come to this place.They recommented to me and yes its worth a visit..its an interesting sight up the hill and the view was amazing

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Covered in a tent but in an amazing location your arduous mountain road journey will be rewarded with a peaceful look at one of the most complete temples remaining from that era. Sadly the Brits nicked all the friezes but the Greeks are trying hard to restore the rest and show it for what it was - go to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Unesco world heritage sites are so for a reason. This temple is so interesting in its exposed position up in the mountains & so pleased it is undergoing restoration. Well worth the little detour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

This was a place that is definately off the main roads.Way up in the mountains but so important that they built a huge canopy to cover and preserve it from the elements.There are enough columns to make it look like a small version of the Parthenon.They are cleaning the columns slowly to restore their looks.There is also a continuous video... More 

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