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“well preserved temple”

Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
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Owner description: 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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“well preserved temple”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is one of the best preserved temples we visited in Greece - if not the best. This is due to the fact that they are building it up again. And to save there work they put up tent. Of course this saves the building, but unfortunatly you have no chance of getting an impression how the temple fits in the amazing mountain countryside.
Getting to the temple may be difficult if you do not have a rental car or travel by bus, as it lays in the middle of nowhere. But nevertheless it is worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“remote it is”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is a remote temple for the devote followers of stone and temples. Sitting high on a ridge south of Olympia, reached by many miles of narrow, winding road maybe 2 hours (did not time) from Olympia.
This temple owes it survival to the remoteness - nobody around to tear it down for stone to build something else.
I can share the reviewer who was disappointed by the tent covering it - in the open high on the mountain it would be stunning to see.
there was a brief video detailing the renovation work that was interesting.

Visited August 2013
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Kalo Nero, Greece
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“The Parthenon of Peloponnese Naos of Epicurean Apollo”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Parthenon of Peloponnese is called because Iktinus built it after his accusation of Athenians. Many famous personalities have visited it like Kazantzakis, the frescos of it are at British Museum now. It is the second well-maintained Temple in Greece now, after Temple of Ifaistus at Thission in Athens. It combines the three rhythms Doric, Korinthian and Ionic. It is a landmark in building Ancient Temples. It has an opening to the East and is orientation is to North despite other Greek Temples which are oriented to the East, like Cristian Churhes.

Visited May 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Grand vista”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is a wonderful site to visit - take a picnic and spend a few hours there. Unfortunately the entire temple is under cover at present, being repaired. But the site has some great picnic terraces and is hugely evocative. Odd that people would travel so far, in the middle on nowhere, to commune with the gods, but it does make you feel as if perched upon the very throne of the gods.

Visited February 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Different Temple”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

After you've seen so many similar temples in Athens, you come across this one, which is slightly out of the way, but worth the trip because it is a little bit different. This temple is made of limestone, not marble, so it is protected by a large tent. The limestone gives the temple a different look and feel which is interesting. It is also well preserved thanks to the efforts of archaeologists. If you're looking to see a temple that is a bit different than the typical marble ones, give this one a try.

Visited July 2012
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