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The Tholos is a circular structure at the Sanctuary of Athena which is near the ruins of Ancient Delphi. You can walk around it but not into it. There isn’t much left except for the circular base with only 3 of the original 20 Doric...More
About a 10 minute walk away from the main Delphi archaeological site, the tholos is one of the most photographed structures in Greece. It takes a couple of minutes to walk down to it from the road, but it is totally worth it!
Tholos in general means a round temple, and this one can be found in the Athena Pronaia complex a little below the Delphi ruins. Athena Pronaia means the Athena you have to pass through in order to reach the site of Apollo. So the Athena...More
The Tholos is a circular building or temple on the hillside below the main Delphi archaeological site. It's purpose remains unknown, but its well worth the walk down the hillside path to pay a visit after visiting the main site (no additional charge).
Come and see this before entering the man Delphi site. It sets the scene for what you are about to see. Across from the Tholos is the gymnasium which at the time of visiting is currently closed but you can get an idea of it...More