Ancient Greece

Temple of Apollo, Corinth

Doric temple built in 550 BC, with 7 of its original 38 columns still standing, about 7,5 metres high and 2 metres in diameter

Temple of Apollo, Corinth

Doric temple built in 550 BC, with 7 of its original 38 columns still standing, about 7,5 metres high and 2 metres in diameter

Horse's head

Sculpture, Archaeological Museum of Corinth

Porch of the Caryatids, Athens

Detail of the Caryatids, Porch of the Caryatids or Porch of the Maidens, 421-405 BC, young woman wearing a peplos, 2,31 meters high, both decorative and structural fonction supporting the roof of the south porch of the Erechtheion

Temple of Hephaistos, Athens

Or Temple of Theseion, 449-415 BC, 13.708 metres north to south and 31.776 metres east to west, with 6 columns on the short east and west sides, 13 columns along the longer north and south sides

Erechtheion Temple, Athens

Detail of doric column and capital of the entrance, 421-405 BC

Temple of Apollo, Delphi

Main entrance of the temple, on the southern slopes of Parnassos mountain, built around the 7th century BC and rebuilt after a fire in the 6th century BC; after being destroyed by an earthquake in 373 BC, rebuilt for the third time in 330 BC

Theatre, Delphi

4th century BC, restored in 159 BC by Pergamene king Eumenes II and later by the Romans, 35 rows of seats with a capacity of 5,000 people; panoramic view with the entire Temple of Apollo below and the valley in the distance

Tholos Temple, Delphi

Circular building, 380 - 360 BC, at the center of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia; 20 Doric columns on the outer row, 14,76 metres of diameter; inner peristyle of the Corinthian order

Tholos Temple, Delphi

3 restored Doric columns of the outer colonnade, 4th century BC, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia

Treasury of Athens, Delphi

Low angle view of the rectangular building with 2 Doric columns, circa 500 BC, shortly after the Battle of Marathon that it might commemorate; reconstructed between 1903-1906

The Palaestra, Olympus

3rd century BC, place for social meeting, practice and training; 4 sides building with Doric columns

Theatre of Epidaurus

View from the top of the theatre designed by Polykeitos the younger in the 4th century BC; the original 34 rows were extended in Roman times by another 21 rows and it seats up 15'000 people

Theatre of Epidaurus

Original circular orchestra; gateway on both side of the scene with two openings : the paradoi that leads to the orchestra; the other to the ramp to the proscenium

Castle of Burzi, Nafplion

In the middle of the harbour of Nafplion; the Venitians completed its fortification in 1473 to protect the city from pirates and invaders

Traditionally, the Ancient Greek period was taken to begin with the date of the first Olympic Games in 776 BC, but many historians now extend the term back to about 1000 BC. The traditional date for the end of the Ancient Greek period is the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC (The following period is classed Hellenistic) or the integration of Greece into the Roman Republic in 146 BC. Pictures of the Acropolis, Delphi, Corinth, Epidaurus, Olympus illustrate the photographer’s journey into the Ancient Greece.