Fodor's Expert Review Gymnasium

Delos Archaeological Site/Ruins

Northeast of the palaestras is the Gymnasium, a square courtyard nearly 131 feet long on each side. "Gym" means naked in Greek, and here men and boys stayed in shape (and, in those heavily Platonic days, eyed each other) as they exercised in the nude. The long, narrow structure farther northeast is the stadium, the site of the athletic events of the Delian Games. East of the stadium site, by the seashore, are the remains of a synagogue built by Phoenician Jews in the 2nd century BC. A road south from the gymnasium leads to the tourist pavilion, which has a meager restaurant and bar.

Archaeological Site/Ruins

Quick Facts

Delos  Greece

What’s Nearby