Greek Architecture

Greyson Miles

Building style

The Greeks built mighty stone buildings with towering pillars, this was their building style. They used 3 types of pillars, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. These pillars are all used in different buildings, for example the Doric pillars were used in more casual buildings, while Corinthian pillars were rare, and used in more important buildings.


How they Built

Greece is mostly rock and full of cliffs and hills, which makes their primary building source stone. The Greeks used stone and mud to build almost all of their buildings. Since there are so many cliffs and rock faces in Greece, they built homes and other structures on and in the cliffs, shaping some of the homes out of the cliffs.