Come and Explore Greek architecture. The Greeks built big and beautiful
structures. Some are still standing today. Their temples for worshiping their
gods were usually the most beautiful buildings. Something similar to a stadium
or hippodrome,( a horse race track) were not built for beauty, but for strength.
The Three Orders
The three orders were pillars that the Greeks used to build structures. The
Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian order each had their own styles. The Corinthian
pillars were very elegant, the Ionic order was less fancy than the Corinthian
order, but it was still beautiful, and the Doric order was plain, and it was
used more for strenghth not beauty. You will learn about which buildings in
Greece were built with the three orders. You will also find out why the Greeks
chose one order over another. If you are interested in learning about ancient
Greek architecture then you should visit the Ancient architecture section.
Ancient Greek Buildings
Ancient Greek buildings were important in lives of the people living there.
You will learn about stadiums and non- religious structures. Non- religious
monuments and places where the athletes would compete were being built the same
time Stadium I was being replaced by Stadium II, which you will learn more about
in this section. Find out what the first signs of building activity in Greece
was, too. You can also learn facts about the first settlers in Greece who built
the first houses and towns. Come read about the ancient structures
that were built many years ago and learn
more valuable information about Greece.