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As a World Heritage Site, the Temple of Apollo is one of the largest, most imposing and best preserved temples of antiquity. It was probably built by the architect of the Parthenon; Iktinos, between 430-410 BC, on a former church site. It was constructed for the inhabitants of Figaleia in honor of Apollo and in gratitude for their salvation from the long and devastating disease epidemics that had plagued the area. It is the only building which combined elements of three architectural styles of antiquity; (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian) and was the first monument in Greece to be included in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1986.

 

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