Apollo Epicurius Temple Hike is a day guided trekking activity to the temple of the God of healing and the sun!
The temple of Apollo Epicurius, built by the architect Iktinos (also architect of the Parthenon) in the middle of the 5th century B.C. is a real masterpiece imposing in the majestic heights of the Arcadian mountains. Although nowadays it 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 released 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, nowadays exhibited at the British Museum.
The Apollo Epicurius Temple hike, starts from the village of Neda in a path covered by large yew trees and passing by the stone-built bridge of Berekla. We continue our hike along the stream’s running water and under full shade of plane trees, until we reach the spring of Tritseli and make a stop at Abeliona’s square. After a short rest we enter a dense chestnut forest where at its exit we 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. We 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, good paved path will lead us to the Temple of Apollo Epicurius. (a longer version is also available starting from the springs of Neda upon request).
Prices / minimum 4 persons
Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.
This tour is available all year depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.
If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.
Hiking shoes (boots are not necessary).
Long hiking pants.
Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days).
Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
Meeting Point: Neda Village.
Meeting Time: upon communication
Final meeting time,point and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.
Good mood and good physical and mental condition.
No hiking experience required. Walking is nessecery.
If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.
All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..