The Temple of Apollo at Bassae lies 1,130 meters above sea level and can be reached by mountainous roads. The Temple of Apollo was built around 430 BC as gratitude to Apollo Epicurean, who allegedly saved the inhabitants during the Peloponnesian War with a medicinal plant from the plague.
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The temple was completely destroyed but re-erected by archaeologists again. Since 1989 it is under a tent construction which, however, will be removed upon completion of the renovation works.
The temple combines the three Greek style elements – Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. It is the second best-preserved temple of the Greek mother country and because of its stones also one of the most beautiful. Unusual is its location in north – south direction.
From the adjacent settlement only fragments have been preserved.
Since 1986 the Temple of Apollo at Bassae is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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