Plan, Delos, Thesmophorium

Context: Delos
Type: Hall
Summary: Rectangular building; forming the northwest corner of the Sanctuary of Apollo.
Date: ca. 480 BC

14.75 m x 37.65 m.

Region: Cyclades
Period: Classical


Divided into 3 parts. The center section with door on the west was an open court, surrounded by a Doric peristyle, 4 columns to a side. There were 2 small cellas off of the peristyle court, one on the north side and one on the south side. In each cella were 4 interior Ionic columns, arranged in a square.


Hall used as a temple. Also known as the Sanctuary to Demeter and Persephone (Kore).

Other Bibliography:

Lawrence 1983, 168-170; PECS, 261-264; Zaphiropoulou 1983, 24