Delphi contain the remains of sanctuaries dedicated to the cults of Apollo and Athena, as well as several other structures presumably built for sports. Providing a glimpse into the ancient world's religious beliefs, these ruins joined the list of World Heritage sites in 1987. Tradition says Zeus determined this location as the center of Gaia, the great mother of all in Greek mythology. Apollo's sanctuary, built here in the 4th century BCE, served as the cultural and religious center of ancient Greece for many centuries. The sanctuary famously housed Apollo's oracle, a priestess capable of making prophesies by channeling the god's spirit. Check online for free admission days, and make the best of your visit by joining a guided tour of the ruins. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Delphi and many more Delphi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Delphi holiday planning site.
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3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $398
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We had a superb day trip to Delphi for 6 of us with George's taxis. The place is incredible. But a special mention to our guide Penny at Delphi who was utterly mesmerising, giving us such an... more »
Full of history. The site itself is easy to navigate and each landmark is described well. The setting is superb and I suggest reading up about the history before you visit. The importance to the... more »
Wonderful historical site of Delphi, you could spend a day easy wandering this site. But allow a minimum of about 90 minutes to safely climb the hillside to the top and come back down amongst the site and the history. The famed Delphi oracle sat in the temple of Apollo in the centre of the complex.
It's well nigh impossible to describe your experience here. You're consistently imbued with a sense of the divine. The ride up through the mountains and the first time you catch a glimpse of the sea - these are magnificent.
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