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Address: Mount Kotilio | 14km South of Andritsena, Andritsaina 212 00, Greece
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An amazing temple site, as large as the Parthenon. Preserved under a vast...

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.

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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... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Arthur A
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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 by a huge tent to preserve it from the adverse weather conditions Altitude: 1100 meters... More 

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Thank Arthur A
Reading, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,594 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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 in the winter. The elements were causing erosion of the structure, which is why the... More 

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Cammeray, NSW, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 cannot see the ruins in the context of their location on top of a hill... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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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 at the site only talk of the restoration.

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Thank CindyAdentures
Canberra, ACT
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Reviewed 11 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 one who designed the Parthenon. The temple is very unusual in having all three orders... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 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 totally worth if you are a fan of ruins!

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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 needed to travel and the "circus tent".

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San Francisco, CA, USA
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Perched at about 3700 feet on rocky Mt. Kotilion, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius is not easy to get to but well with the trip. It was the first monument in Greece to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1986. A large tent enclosure erected the following year protects it against the region's extreme weather conditions. The present... More 

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