The temple of Apollo Epikourios lies high in the mountains of Arcadia in the western Peloponnese, Greece. It was constructed as a thanksgiving by the nearby polis of Phigaleia for protection from the plague that affected many communities in Greece in the early 420s BC.
The temple is constructed in the Doric order with 6 by 15 columns.
The interior contains engaged Ionic columns. There was also a single Corinthian column inside the cella.
The high altitude means that that there is potential damage to the temple. As a result a specially constructed ‘tent’ has been placed over the architectural remains.
The interior frieze showing battles with Amazons (Amazonomachy) and Centaurs (Centauromachy) is now in the British Museum.
The temple was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.