Stoa of the Athenians

Stoa of the Athenians

The Stoa of the Athenians, in the Sanctuary of Apollo, is located south of the Apollo Temple threshold, with the southern polygonal wall of the platform forming the north wall of the stoa. It was constructed circa 478 BC-470 BC; during the early Classical period. The one-aisled stoa with Ionic colonnade opened towards the southeast with several steps that lead up to the stoa. It was dedicated by the Athenians after the Persian War.

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