The Tholos of Delphi, Delphi

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Part of a World Heritage-listed complex, The Tholos of Delphi 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 The Tholos of Delphi 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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  • This is for me the highlight of Delphi with a beautiful view of the mountains and in front of that the historical Tholos. I think it is free, but when you are in Delphi I definitely recommend on... 
    This is for me the highlight of Delphi with a beautiful view of the mountains and in front of that the historical Tholos. I think it is free, but when you are in Delphi I definitely recommend on...  more »
  • I think the Tholos is missed by many Delphi visitors. It is not that far away, but is it is not convenient, and you need to know it is there. My group had the place to ourselves. When you stand above....  more
    I think the Tholos is missed by many Delphi visitors. It is not that far away, but is it is not convenient, and you need to know it is there. My group had the place to ourselves. When you stand above....  more »

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