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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Molto bello benché restaurato forse non perfettamente... Situato al centro del tempio di Atena... ingresso libero dall altra parte del tempio di Apollo more »Very beautiful though restored perhaps not perfectly... Located in the center of the temple of Athena... free entry on the other side of the temple of Apollo
Ίσως το πιο μυστηριακό μνημείο της Ελλάδας. Ο Παυσανίας όταν πέρασε από εδώ (161 μ.χ.), ενώ περιγράφει όλους τους ναούς και πολλά άλλα, για τον Θόλο... ούτε λέξη!!! Το ίδιο άλλωστε έκανε και για τον ν... more »Perhaps the most mysterious monument in Greece. Pausanias, when he passed through here (161 A.D.), and describes all the temples and many more, for the dome... Not a WORD!!! The same was done for the Temple of the Great mysteries, the goddess Demeter, in Eleusis... Built of Pentelic marble, entirely! Archaeologists even today are not sure, what ' was the use of... Was it the Temple of the Dauphin Mysteries???
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