Apollo epikourios





Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Bassae

-Driving through the picturesque villages of Elis.
-Temple of Apollo Epicurius.
-Lunch or Coffee/drinks at stunning Andritsena village.


Temple of Apollo Epikourios, Bassae
Bassae meaning' little vale in the rocks' is an archeological site in the northeastern part of Elis.
It is famous for the well preserved mid to late 5th century BC Temple of Apollo Epicurius.
Bassae was the first Greek site to be inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986 and its construction is placed between 450 BCE and 400 BCE.
The temple was dedicated to Apollo Epicurius or Apollo the 'Helper'. It was designed by Iktinos, architect at Athens of the Temple of Hephaestus and the Parthenon. It sits at an elevation of 1 131 meters above sea level on the steps of Kotylion Mountain. The temple is unusual in that it has examples of all three of the classical orders used in ancient Greek architecture :DORIC, IONIC, and CORINTHIAN. It was constructed entirely out of a grey Arcadian limestone,except for the frieze which was carved from marble.

Activity level: Moderate
Duration: Full day
Type: Ancient History, Sightseeing, Walking
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