Greek Temples – From Temple of Zeus to Temple of Hera, Greece is consider to be the most old and rich in culture places on Earth. Know more about ancient Greek architecture and style. In list we mentioned one of the oldest and must visit places in Greece.
1) Temple Of Hercules (Building Since 406 B.C.)
It’s been built around 500 B.C. &IS one of the oldest building that portrays the Greek architecture.
It was destroyed during the siege and looting of the 406 B.C.
Later, it was rebuilt by the Romans and destroyed by the force of Nature, by an earthquake again.
The building structure has a row of 15 columns on each side and 6 front on the porch.
Eight of the columns on the south side were reinstated in its original location in 1923.
2) Temple of Apollo, Corinth, Greece(Building Since 540 B.C.)
It dominates the whole area of archaeology which is ancient Corinth.With new lighting since January 2013 you can now be awed after dark as well.
It is the oldest known architects that describes as the preserved Greek temple.
According to the mythology, Bellerophon captured the winged horse Pegasus where the temple stands. .
Temple of Apollo at Corinth was built between 540 and 550 BC on a rocky height overlooking the Agora of Corinth and later renovated in the Roman era.
The temple was built in the Doric style. It had 6 columns at each end, and 15 along each side. It was 53m (174 feet) long and 21m (70 feet) wide.
3) Temple of Athena Nike, Athens, Greece (Building Since 427 B.C.)
The temple of Athena Nike or Nike Aptera (meaning wingless victory) is a hymn to the goddess Nike and femininity, that is Ionic. The temple ran 27 feet long by 18 and a half feet wide and 23 feet tall.
The total height from the stylobate to the acme of the pediment while the temple remained intact was a modest 23 feet Built between 432 and 420 BC, the temple stands on the eastern wall of the wall of the Athens Acropolis and followed the plan Callicrates architect.
4) Temple of Concord, Agrigento, Sicily (Building Since 430 B.C.)
Following the route, between almond and olive trees, we saw the magnificent Temple of Concord. The path is all surrounded by limestone rocks that were used as walls by the inhabitants of ancient Akagras and later it is also used in Roman times as a cemetery.
It is constructed, like the nearby Temple of Juno, on a solid base designed to overcome the unevenness of the rocky terrain. It has been conventionally named after Concordia, the Roman goddess of harmony, for the Roman-era Latin inscription found nearby, which is unconnected with it.
The temple, built between the years 450 BC and 430 BC is one of the best preserved of all Magna Greece, even though it was transformed into a church in the sixth century and plundered during the Middle Ages. You can’t stop yourself to be stunned with such beauty.
The inner compartment is all surrounded by columns giving all the curiosity about the Temple of Concord.
5) Temple of Hera Lacinia, Agrigento, Sicily (Building Since 460 B.C.)
The name is, like that one of other Greek temples at Agrigento, conventional. In the architecture of this building, erected on the south- east corner of the Valley of the Temples at a height of 120 meters above sea level, is obvious the worry of a rigorous artistic perfection.
Temple of Hera Lacinia (Juno) was devoted to Juno, goddess of marriage and birth. It was built at the same time as the Temple of Concord was built and was destroyed by the Carthaginians in 406 B.C.
The effects of the Punic fire are still visible in the color of the stones of the cella. Whereas The original colonnade entrance to the cella and an altar in the east is preserved.It was restored by the Prince of Torremuzza in 1787.
Today, 30 columns are standing but only sixteen with their capitals.