Private Luxury Tour Of Apollo Epikourios From Athens!_371963

$389

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Private Luxury Tour Of Apollo Epikourios From Athens!

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Duration
time-raw9 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Athens
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

On this tour, you will see the remains of the temple of Apollo Epikourios, a roughly 1,600-year old relic that still stands today.

What to expect?

The temple of Apollo Epikourios was built sometime between 450 and 400 BC, around the time of the constructing of Parthenon in Athens. The ancient writer Pausanius attributed the design to Iktinus, architect of the Parthenon, but so far this has not been independently confirmed.

Ictinus made an extensive study of the surrounding area when he undertook the temple. He preferred to use grey limestone for construction, which is endemic to the site. This choice had the result of making the temple appear as a natural element of its surrounding environment, standing proud and eternal. The proportions of length and width are such that the enormous size of the temple is balanced by the grace it exudes.

The temple is unusual in that it has examples of all three of the classical orders used in ancient Greek architecture: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Doric columns form the peristyle while Ionic columns support the interior and a single Corinthian column features in the center of the interior.

The temple of Apollo Epikourios remained well-preserved over the centuries, thanks primarily to its isolation. it was too far up in the mountains for looting of materials.

The temple of Apollo is presently covered in a white tent in order to protect the ruins from the elements. In this tour you will see the remains of the temple that still stands today.

What is included?

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour,Walking tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

Pick up available from the below destinations

  • Athens International Airport
  • Centre of Athens
  • Piraeus port
  • Corinth Suburban Train Station (Proastiakos)
  • Corinth
  • Loutraki
  • Nafplio
  • All hotels, AirBnbs, and apartments from the regions listed above

Next available dates

$389