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Greek Temple Tourist Attraction by Day and Night

Posted: Feb. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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If you have ever been to Greece you know it’s hard to miss the Temple of Apollo. Well by day it anyway, because by night it has never been illuminated. Well all of that changed recently as the temple was finally lite up by night. Now not only can you visit the temple by day, but it's also available to go to in the evening, making it a wonderful Athens tourism spot.

Since its construction from around 540 B.C., it’s been hard to miss the Temple of Apollo in Corinth, about 50 miles southwest of the Greek capital of Athens. That is, if you happened to be visiting during the day.

That changed on Saturday when the popular tourist attraction was lit up at night for the first time.

The project to illuminate the temple began in summer 2012, with a study carried out by the 17thEphorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, which oversees the safeguard, conservation and administration of Hellenic heritage in the area.

“All the parameters related to energy conservation were taken into account, and attempts were made to avoid light pollution,” according to the Greek Reporter.


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