The Sanctuary of Athens is situated in ancient Delphi, in the area of Marmaria. It was created in the early 5th century BC. The monument suffered considerable damage in 480 BC and the 373 BC earthquake. Currently you can see three of these columns which have been rebuilt and allow visitors to get an idea of how perfect the building was in Roman times. It is surrounded by greenery that give it a mystical air. The building is perfectly circular and the columns are huge. No doubt this sanctuary is the most striking monuments of Delphi, even more than the temple of Apollo. Being apart from the rest of the buildings gives the feeling that Athena was even more important than Apollo and the circular forms certainly give a great femininity to the building.