30 km at Bassae, Figaleia (near Andritsena), 1 hour by car
The temple of Apollo Epikourios, one of the most important and most imposing temples of antiquity, stands in the bare and rocky landscape of Bassae, at Figaleia. And was built over an older temple bythe inhabitants of Phygalia to thank Apollo for everting sickness. The temple, which is the most fully preserved in Greece is called "Parthenon of the Pelloponese. This Temple was the first Greek site to be inscribed on the World Heritage List, in1986 with the following comment (quote):
This 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.