Bassae

Definition

Bassae (Bassai), located in south-west Arcadia on the slopes of Mt. Kotilion, was an important temple site in the Archaic and Classical periods. Its large 5th-century BCE temple of Apollo, now covered with a permanent roof, is one of the best-preserved temples in Greece and displays important innovations in Greek architecture. Bassae is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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  • c. 420 BCE - c. 400 BCE
    The Temple of Apollo is built at Bassae.
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