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Doric Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 5 Doric sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Agrigento Temples
    Agrigento, Italy
    Agrigento in Sicily is home to eight ancient Greek temples from the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Located just south of the modern city, the temples are nestled among olive trees on a ridge near the sea.
  • Parthenon
    Athens, Greece
    The famous Temple of Athena Parthenos, built in 440 BC, crowns the Acropolis. It was a major sacred site and is considered one of the finest examples of Greek architecture anywhere.
  • Temple of Apollo Epicurius
    Bassae, Greece
    Dedicated to "Apollo the Helper," this is one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Greece. It was completed in 400 BC using an unusual combination of Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles.
  • Sanctuary of Athena
    Delphi, Greece
    Located about a mile east of the Sanctuary of Apollo, this sacred precinct was dedicated to the goddess Athena. It contains the mysterious and beautiful Tholos, a 4th-century-BC rotunda.
  • Paestum Greek Temples
    Paestum, Italy
    The Paestum Archaeological Site in southern Italy is home to three Doric Greek temples - the Temple of Neptune, Temple of Hera and Temple of Ceres - and many other ancient ruins.