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Stunning views across the countryside Beautiful example of the classic temple to Apollo with a few... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
777SarahB777
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Temple of Apollo Epicurius, at Vasses, or Bassae, Greece, built 424BC by Ictinus!

a very well preserved and partially restored ancient Greek temple of Apollo. the same architect... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Simone194
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Stunning views across the countryside Beautiful example of the classic temple to Apollo with a few interesting idiosyncrasies Plenty of information in English to explain the history and restoration project Unfortunately, the frieze can only be found in the British Museum in London

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

a very well preserved and partially restored ancient Greek temple of Apollo. the same architect Ictinus designed this one who also drew the Partheon temple on top of Akropolis of Athens. to me a must see whenever one travels in the Peloponnesos area. it really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This Iktinos gem is well worth the visit if staying fairly locally. Not only are the views stunning but the temple is really interesting despite being covered for conservation. The temple is also really important historically being the location of the first ever Corinthian column!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The temple is really something and the whole place is very neat and worth the visit. The staff on the other hand is something else. Even after we were asked for our ticket 3 times, the lady from the reception looked around for us and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pete S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Thoroughly worth the long mountain drive to get there. But when I got there all I could see was a huge tent. Ah but inside was the temple to Apollo Episkouris (the healer). It was built around 400 BC. It is protected from the elements...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

No matter where you are, this is out of the way. We shared the site with one other visitor - in the middle of the busy tourist season. The ride getting there is full of fantastic Greek mountain scenery. A fun trip if you're not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

It is not necessary to repeat what other people have already said about this temple. In my opinion the most magnificent monument after ancient Olympia from ancient years . Surrounding area of unique beauty and tranquility makes you feel part of another era .

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We visited the temple, and the museum security along with an escort explained to us the story and why it is covered to avoid pollution. It is a magnificent site which must be preserved! Definitely worths a visit if you are at the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Let's Book T
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Incredible that such ancient building still stands. Don’t except a big complex. Just this monument. But you got to see it. For ppl in a wheelchair just drive up the driveway between the gates. Ask the reception where you can park your car. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iamjago
Reviewed 16 January 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

Date of experience: March 2017
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Response from 123arthura | 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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