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Temple of Aphrodite

Temple of Aphrodite 

30 km, at Figaleia (next to Andritsena, 1 hour by car

This small temple is situated northeast of the temple of Apollo Epikourios. The temple was built in the Archaic period along with another dedicated to Artemis Orthasia, possibly by poor Phigaleians- citizens of Figaleia- who settled at Bassae. Here, Aphrodite was worshipped as goddess of fertility together with Artemis Orthasia, protector of small children. The findings from this area (bronze mirrors, terracotta female busts and the bones of sacrificial animals) indicate that both temples were used throughout the Archaic and Classical periods and were abandoned in the third century BC. You can visit this temple during your visit to the famous Temple of Apollo Epikourios

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