The temple of Apollo Epicurius in Bassae lies in the Arcadian mountains in the western Peloponnese at an altitude of 1131m asl. It was built around 420 BC and combines all three classical orders used in ancient Greek architecture: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The temple is aligned north-south, in contrast to the majority of Greek temples which are aligned east-west. Thanks to its remote location the temple is well-preserved, but is currently undergoing restoration and is completely covered by a white tent. The temple has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986.
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