Kardaki Temple

Corfu, Greece

Kardaki Temple is an Archaic Doric temple in Corfu, built around 500 BC in the ancient city of Korkyra. The temple features several architectural peculiarities that point to a Doric origin. The temple at Kardaki is unusual because it has no frieze, following perhaps architectural tendencies of Sicilian temples. It is considered to be the only Greek temple of Doric architecture that does not have a frieze. The spacing of the temple columns has been described as 'abnormally wide'. The temple also lacked both porch and adyton, and the lack of a triglyph and metope frieze may be indicative of Ionian influence. The temple at Kardaki is considered an important and to a certain degree mysterious topic on the subject of early ancient Greek architecture. Its association with the worship of Apollo or Poseidon has not been established.



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Analipsi 31, Corfu, Greece
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Founded: 500 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Greece

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Galin Stamenov (4 years ago)
Too far away but not much to see
Robert (5 years ago)
Great mistery place among spider traps in the Forest line...
Knockcroghery Brewery (5 years ago)
In need of some care and attention, fantastic site
Zaira Kritikoy (6 years ago)
Beautiful park to walk, run, cycle or just get away. I always enjoy being there for a walk.
Błażej Kwiatkowski (6 years ago)
Nice temple. Hidden in a park. Much better preserved than other archeological structures of Mon Repos
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