Temple of Apollos Patroos to left and Acropolis in the distance, from NW, ...

Temple from the rear with steps leading down behind it, from SW, Athens, T...

Remains of steps leading up Kolonos Agoraios to Hephaisteion, from N, Athe...

East section of temple and space for stairway to Hephaisteion at lower rig...

Cella of the temple, from SE, Athens, Temple of Apollo Patroos

Front of temple with entrace to left; (Stoa of Zeus to right), from SE, At...

Context: Athens
Type: Temple
Summary: Temple, tetrastyle in antis; on the west side of the Agora between the Stoa of Zeus (Eleutherios) and the Metroon.
Date: ca. 338 BC - 326 BC

ca. 10 m x 16.5 m.

Region: Attica
Period: Hellenistic


A rectangular cella with a pronaos of 4 columns in antis on the east. An adyton projected from the north side and communicated with the cella. On the north, in the L formed by the adyton and connected to the Temple of Apollo by a wall was the small, slightly older Temple of Zeus Phratrios and Athena Phratria.


Under this temple are the remains of a smaller, apsidal Temple of Apollo, dated to the 6th century B.C. The earlier temple was probably destroyed by the Persians in 480/79 B.C.

Other Bibliography:

Travlos 1971, 96-99; Camp 1986, 159-161

See Also: Athens, Temple of Zeus and Athena