Description

Temple of Apollo

The most important and most famous monument at the Delphi archaeological site, the Temple of Apollo, stands out in the center while its interior is decorated with statues offering tributes to the god. It is intrinsically linked to Pithia and used throughout the process of divination.

The ruins of the temple that exist today on the archaeological site date back to 330 BC. It is a characteristic example of a Doric building with six columns on the short sides and 15 on the long in the architectural plans of Spintharos from Korinth, Xenodoros and Agathon. The sculptures on the pediments were made by the Athenian sculptors, Praxias and Androsthenis, from parian marble depicting Apollo and the Muses (east side) and Dionysos with Theiades (west side).

There are very few remnants of the interior of the temple. The walls are decorated with words of wisdom from the seven sages of antiquity, an image of Homer and the Altar of Poseidon, while in the sanctuary of the temple there are a statue of the god and the navel.

SEASONALITY
Open all year round
WORKING DAYS/HOURS
Daily: 08.00-15.00 (last admission: 14.40)
PRICE
€6, €3 (reduced), Single Ticket (Delphi, Delphi Archaeological Museum): €9, €5 (reduced)
ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

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