by Moutsiakis, P. and Kaimaris, D.
The ancient Greek civilization is characterized by unique monuments of our world cultural heritage. Of these monuments, the ancient Greek temple is one of the most characteristic and majestic building of antiquity. Nowadays, numerous ancient temples can be found, which are scattered throughout mainland and island Greece. In this paper, the 271 ancient temples in Greece, dating from the Geometric period until the Roman era, were studied from the engineer’s point of view, and some of their characteristics were recorded and dig-itized, many of which were obtained by utilizing geoinformatics tools. More specifically, the recording of the temples and their characteristics was carried out through extensive bibliographic research and then their lo-cation was determined with the help of a Geographic Information System (GIS) environment. Google Earth Pro® images were used to calculate their specific setting characteristics, especially their orientation and area. In addition, their altitude, their distance from the coastline, their distance from paved roads and their distance from paved or non-paved roads were calculated. Moreover, by correlating all the data, an attempt was made to draw conclusions. Finally, correlation of the names of the deities, to which the temples were dedicated, with the above characteristics led to further conclusions.