Situated in the middle of nowhere in Arcadia is the magnificent temple of Apollo. It seemed to take hours to get there from Lousios Gorge and hours more to get back to Stoupa. It’s setting, like many ancient Greek sites, is remote and dramatic. It was built in the 5th century BC and was only rediscovered in the 18th century. It’s quite staggering when one realises that these huge columns had been forgotten for 1700 years!

The size of some of the Doric pillars are staggering, absolutely enormous. The main body of the temple is covered by a huge, ugly protective canopy, which is a shame but the site is worth protecting.

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