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Tholos, Delphi

#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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  • The round Tholos sits among a few other temples, notably to Athena, right outside the Delphi Archaeological Park. Some of the best artifacts from the site are in the museum there. This site in...  more »
  • This site is a short walk from the main UNESCO site of Delphi, but is completely free to enter. We came here on our day of arrival in the late afternoon and saved the visit to the main site for the...  more »
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