The building is dated to 420-400 BC

The temple of Epicurean Apollo at Bassai Figalia is one of the greatest and most imposing of antiquity. Dedicated by the Figalians to Apollo because it helped them overcome a plague. The temple stands at a whopping 1,130 feet, in the center of the Peloponnese, in the mountains between Ilia, Arkadia and Messinia is located 14 km south of Andritsena and 11 km northeast of clothes. The church was erected in the second half of the 5th century BC (420-410 BC;) and is attributed to Iktinos, the architect of the Parthenon. This monument to the universal importance, yet one of the best preserved classical antiquity was the first in Greece that included a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Part of the frieze of the temple broke in 1814 and exhibited in the British Museum in London.
The classic church is founded on the rock of Mount Kotiliou in special field. The location of the temple was called in antiquity Vasses (small valleys) and hosted by the 7th century BC sanctuary of Apollo Vassita who had founded the neighboring Figalians who worshiped God in the name Epicurean ie helper, supporter in war or disease. The first temple met and later stages, around 600 and 500 BC, from which preserved many architectural parts. Going to the Temple of Epicurean Apollo is from the coastal village Turbid via New Phigaleia (Fighaleia) Elis along the Neda river. The road is paved but although very laborious due to scarcity and speed. Emphasized that it is laborious transition and return. This access is western. From East accessed through Tripoli and Megalopolis. Road signage is excellent.   Go Back