Plan, Athens, South Stoa I

Remains of South Stoa I, from W, Athens

Remains of South Stoa I, from N, Athens, Temple of Hephaistos

Context: Athens
Type: Stoa
Summary: Stoa; on the south side of the Agora, between the Heliaia and the Enneakrounos (SE Fountainhouse).
Date: ca. 425 BC - 400 BC

80.47 m x 14.89 m; portico: ca. 9.2 m deep; rooms: ca. 4.8 m x 4.86 m; Doric outer column diameter: 0.53 m.

Region: Attica
Period: Classical


Two-aisled stoa opening north, with a Doric outer colonnade, an inner colonnade of unknown order, and 16 rooms lining the southern wall. One narrow room, and 15 square rooms which served as dining rooms and places of relaxation. May have had a 2nd story.


The 15 rooms apparently were outfitted as dining rooms and may have been used by the city officials who were fed at public expense. The building was in use until ca. 150 B.C., when it was displaced by South Stoa II.

Other Bibliography:

Travlos 1971, 534-535; Coulton 1976, 221; Camp 1986, 122-125

See Also: Athens, South Stoa IIAthens, Middle StoaAthens, East Building