Dating from the 3rd century BC, this small temple was dedicated to the 12 principal gods of the Greek pantheon. Statuary from the temple is housed in the museum.

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Nearby Delos attractions

1. Terrace of the Lions

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The most-photographed part of the Delos site is this terrace facing the Sacred Lake, lined with stone lions (these are replicas, the originals are in the…

2. Artemision

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Adjoining the sanctuary of Apollo was a smaller compound forming the sanctuary of his twin sister, Artemis. Three remaining columns mark the location of…

3. Poros Temple

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The smallest and oldest of the three adjacent temples to Apollo at the heart of his sanctuary, this one dates from the 6th-century BC and was named for…

5. Temple of the Delians

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Also known as the Great Temple of Apollo, this was the largest of the temples in the god's sanctuary. Construction commenced in 478 BC.

6. Sacred Lake

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According to the legend, it was here that Leto gave birth to Apollo and Artemis, making it one of the most sacred sites of the ancient world. This didn't…

7. Stoa of the Naxiots

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The remains of a colonnaded portico, built in the 6th-century BC and forming the western edge of the Sanctuary of Appolo.

8. Propylaea


This colonnaded building once formed the monumental entrance to the sanctuary of Apollo.