| Narrow steep steps to the west lead up into the Theatre,
built in the 4th Century BC. The auditorium is comprised of 35 rows
of seats and could fit 5,000 spectators. The theatre is built of local
Parnassos limestone. Like most theatres, there was a skene (stage),
orchestra (paved and 18 meters across), and the koilon (auditorium).
Plays, music contests, and poetry competitions were all held here.
Up the pathway running east are the Monument of the Thessalians
and the ruined Temenos of Neoptolemos. To the northeast was the
Fountain of Kassotis. To the east was the Lesche of the
Knidians, a meeting place dedicated by the inhabitants of the city
Knidos in the 5th century BC. Famous murals of the Fall of Troy and
Odysseus' journey once decorated this narrow hall.
||Temenos of Neptolemus