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Tholos, Delphi

4.7
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Phocis Region
Part of a World Heritage-listed complex, Tholos features the remains of a circular temple destroyed by a major earthquake in the 4th century BCE. The temple once stood at the center of the sanctuary dedicated to Athena Pronaia. It boasted 20 Doric columns on its exterior circle--only three of which still remain standing--and another 10 Corinthian pilasters in the interior. Pay attention to the high reliefs on the four metopes between the columns representing a women abducted by a centaur. Reaching the site requires a bit of downhill hiking. To visit Tholos and get the most from your holiday in Delphi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Delphi online driving holiday planner .
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  • hard to reach, is below the road with the site dedicated to Athena (3 temples:bases), a little further you can see the gymnasium. One of the masterpieces of architecture: a rotunda temple with Doric columns of which only 3 remains, the quality of the decorations. grandiose setting
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  • No need to write yet another enthusiastic review of the main site at Delphi. But the tholos and the sanctuary of Athena apparently don't get enough of a mention yet. The place is just a few minutes wa...  more »
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