Southern colonnade

The southern colonnade, built about 350 BC, formed the southern boundary of the sanctuary. It had two rows of columns : Doric outside and Corinthian inside. The colonnade was perhaps the official residence of the hellanodikai. Here they could see the participants arriving and welcome important visitors. For the spectators it was an ideal place to look at the horses going to the hippodrome.

© KU Leuven, 2012