Location / Place To Visit / Claros

Claros is a prophecy center of Colophon, one of the twelve Ionic cities. Claros is built between two cities; it is 13 kilometers south of Colophon and two kilometers north of Notion.

The Temple of Apollo here was a very important center of prophecy as in Delphi and Didim.

The oldest information about this sacred site goes back to the sixth and seventh centuries B.C. through the Homeric Hymns.

A sacred cave near the Claros Temple of Apollo, which was an important place both in the Hellenistic and Roman eras, points to the existence of a Cybele cult in earlier periods here.