Hike to the temple of the God of healing and the sun! The temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, built by the architect Iktinos (also architect of the Parthenon) in the middle of the 5th century BC, is a real masterpiece imposing in the majestic heights of the Arcadian mountains.
Although nowadays this UNESCO heritage site is covered by a sunshade tent to make it cope with the pressure of the wind and the snow load, you can still feel the grandeur and the energy in this magical spot. The marble carvings of the temple, with depictions of the battles of Amazons and Centaurs, is considered a piece by sculptor Peonius, now exhibited at the British Museum.
All necessary local transfers for the operation of the activity, English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide, Greek traditional picnic lunch, Taxes
- Starts from the village of Neda in a path covered by large yew trees and passing by the stone-built bridge of Berekla
- Continue along the stream’s running water and under full shade of plane trees, until reaching the spring of Tritseli and making a stop at Abeliona’s square
- After a short rest, you’ll enter a dense chestnut forest where you can enjoy the majestic view to Mount Lykaion and Mount Tetrazi
- The trail’s highest peak lies at Stavrouli, where you can choose to either visit the church of Saint Iakovos, called Agianakovos by locals, the spring of Filiatro, or the mountain top of Vigla
- Hikers continue via a small plateau till the village of Sklirou, where you can see the statue of Nicolaos Bozinakis, a local chief of the Greek Independence War
- From there, a broad, well-paved path will lead hikers to the Temple of Apollo Epicurius
Tour Departs at:
- $61.42 (55 euros) / pp for min 6 participants
- $67.00 (60 euros) / pp for 4-5 participants
- $89.34 (80 euros) / pp for min 3 participants
- $134.00 (120 euros) / pp for min 2 participants
**This hike is also part of a three day package starting at $273.42 (245 euros)**