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Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae

Mount Kotilio | 14km South of Andritsena, Andritsaina 212 00, Greece
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A crazy road but a really cool view

To get here, leave plenty of time and find all of your patience. The little winding road will take... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The second most important temple of ancient Greece

It's a magnificent structure! The monument itself is overwhelming and the view of the mountains is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Piraeus Region, 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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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mount Kotilio | 14km South of Andritsena, Andritsaina 212 00, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JennyTDJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank bluelizard
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

Thank tcee_12
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

Thank Tilemachos_LeBistrot
Reviewed January 5, 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 October 9, 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
Reviewed October 3, 2016

The tent protecting this impressive temple is labelled as a temporary measure – but it has apparently been there since 1987 – so hardly what I would regard as temporary. The fabric of the tent is now dirty and unattractive. And the tent means you...More

Thank cammerayguy
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

It's a significant site, and has an interesting ongoing restoration but the drive to get there is difficult. For me it was not worth it compared to many of the other sites available. Bring your own guide book to understand the history as the displays...More

Thank CindyAdentures
Reviewed September 10, 2016

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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April 4, 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!
April 29, 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