Delos was one of the major sacred centres of the ancient mediterranean
world, but held a wider political and financial importance as well. Hence,
its public edifices, especially those in the vicinity of the Temple of
Apollo, were related to religious rather than to secular life.
The oblong archaic edifice that is identified as a Bouleuterion was
founded in the first half of the
The Ekklesiasterion was the meeting hall of the Ekklesia of Demos
(assembly of citizens). It was a big building that underwent many alterations
during the period from
The Prytaneion, a rectangular edifice that housed the Prytaneis, the executive committee of the Boule, dates back to the end of the archaic or the beginning of the classical period. Its entrance is located on the south side. Apart from a patio, the building included the Prytaneion proper and the archives, both of which were provided with an individual antechamber.