The architecture of ancient Greece has influenced building styles until today. The ruins of ancient buildings show us the height of architectural achievement reached by the ancient Greeks. They built beautiful buildings for various purposes, but the best examples of Greek architecture are found in temple buildings.

Classical temple buildings are grouped into two main categories, based on the style of architecture: Ionic or Doric. These two styles, called orders, are most recognisable by the different types of column used in a temple. However, no two temples built in either the Ionic or Doric style are exactly the same.

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