Columns and rear wall from SE, Delphi, Stoa of the Athenians

Detail of Ionic capital from Stoa of the Athenians, Delphi

Plan, Delphi, Stoa of the Athenians

View along structure from E, Delphi, Stoa of the Athenians

View of the Stoa of the Athenians from S, Delphi

Detail of dedicatory inscription on steps, Delphi, Stoa of the Athenians

Context: Delphi
Type: Stoa
Summary: Stoa; in the Sanctuary of Apollo, south of the Apollo Temple platform, with the southern, polygonal wall of the platform forming the north wall of the stoa.
Date: ca. 478 BC - 470 BC

ca. 31.6 m long (along the rear wall) and 3.71 m deep; lower Ionic column diameter: 0.39 m, intercolumniation: 3.58 m.

Region: Phocis
Period: Early Classical


One-aisled stoa with Ionic colonnade opening southeast. Several steps displaying dedications led up to the stoa.


Dedicated by the Athenians after the Persian War, the top step has an Archaic inscription dedicating trophies taken from the Persians.

Other Bibliography:

Coulton 1976, 234; Rossiter 1981, 408