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Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae Vacation Packages

The Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, a famous temple to the god of healing and the sun, was built towards the middle of the 5th century B.C. in the lonely heights of the Arcadian mountains. The temple, which has the oldest Corinthian capital yet found, combines the Archaic style and the serenity of the Doric style with some daring architectural features. The temple appears to have been forgotten for almost 1700 years until it was rediscovered in the 18th century and attracted intense interest from scholars and artists. The isolation of the site ensured many significant features survived largely intact. The temple is one of the earliest post-Parthenonian edifices and the earliest monument in which all three ancient Greek architectural orders – Doric, Ionic and Corinthian – are found together.

Tours to Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae are available from Athens.

Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae