Our first stop was the temple of Apollo. It was an extensive temple that was originally built for the cult that worshiped ‘trees’… Tree huggers, as Frank referred to them. Over time it was converted to the temple of Apollo (as the religion was converted). There were three consecutive temples built through the lifespan of the site. Frank took us through as though we were visiting the temple ourselves.
Here is one of the lodging areas. People would walk to the temple (all temples are spaced a days walk away from each other), stay in one of these apartments with the animals and the slaves on the bottom and their sleeping quarters would have been located above.
The reconstruction has a few of the original stones in it, but is largely based on designs that were popular at the time in other locations...
I should note that there are no water sources near the site, and the water is all piped in from the mountains via small clay pipes built up on wooden supports. Would have been amazing to see those structures crossing the valleys!
Pretty remarkable site to walk around and experience.