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Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae

Mount Kotilio | 14km South of Andritsena, Andritsaina 212 00, Greece
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The monument itself is overwhelming, the view of the mountains is breathtaking.... the restoration... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tilemachos_LeBistrot
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Monument: Ancient Greek temple dedicated to Apollo Historical note: locals had the architect... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Arthur A
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Mount Kotilio | 14km South of Andritsena, Andritsaina 212 00, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 October 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 1 October 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 10 September 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.

Thank bluezen
Reviewed 24 August 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.

Thank dickonfotheringay
Reviewed 7 July 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...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 29 June 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...More

2  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed 27 June 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...More

Thank Shane C
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1940Jim
How was the drive to the Temple? We are headed from Messini and continuing on to Olympia? The roads look slow and windy, which we can handle. Are they paved?
4 April 2017|
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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!
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jayfb
Looking to go in June 2016. Is it open Mondays ? What are the hours ? And, any good place for lunch nearby ?
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
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