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Temple of Apollo at Bassae

Ethniki Odos Andritsenas Epikouriou Apollona
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Hidden Temple in the Arcadian Mountains Messinia  Greece

Hidden Temple in the Arcadian Mountains

This remote temple, high in the mountains of the Peloponnese, has perhaps the most dramatic setting of any classical ruin. Nowadays, the temple itself is protected by a weatherproof tent—an engineering marvel in itself, as it has to endure the strong mountain winds here. Inside, the columns of the temple, long regarded by the ancient Greeks as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, are still magnificent after all these centuries.