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Korinthos (Κόρινθος) - the tree of Korinthos

On the picture you see one of the most photographed trees in whole Greece.
The reason why so many pictures of this tree in Ancient Corinth have been taken is the fact that it stands right in front of the Temple of Apollo, a survival of the Classical Greek era.

From http://www.ancientcorinth.net/templeofapollo.aspx :

The Archaic Temple of Apollo is a Doric peripteral temple, constructed around 540 BC, originally consiting of 6 by 15 monolithic columns quarried from the limestone ridge near the location of the temple.
Today only 7 of its original 38 Doric columns are still standing.
They are about 4 meters tall and 2 meters in diameter. The stylobate measures 54 by 21 meters.
The temple which stands on the hill above the Roman forum at Corinth is one of the Greek buildings which the Roman colonists restored for their use.
It had been built to replace an even earlier temple on the same spot.

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