One of the most interesting archaeological sites in Greece, Delphi is located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus in central Greece. Delphi Greece was the most important oracle in the ancient Greek world and pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean would come to ask for the prophecy of god Apollo. The prophecy was spoken by the god through the words of Pythia, the high-priestess of his temple. As the myth says and scientists have confirmed, Delphi is the naval of the Earth, meaning the central point of our planet. Along time, it became also the base of a political and military association, apart from a religious sanctuary. According to the myth, Delphi is the centre of the world. On top of this place, a sanctuary to god Apollo was constructed in the ancient times, which also worked as a famous oracle. Pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean basin would come to Delphi to ask for prophecy, while this oracle is frequently referred in ancient Greek myths and tragedies. Next to the archaeological site is the modern village of Delphi. Today, apart from the visit to the ancient site, holidays in Delphi can be combined with roads trips in Arachova, and other places in central Greece.

The luxurious and impressive, however small, votive buildings known as treasuries were used for storing smaller votive offerings, but above all for displaying the art and splendour of the city which commissioned them. The imposing temple of Apollo dominated the sanctuary from atop a large terrace supported by a remarkable polygonal wall. In front of its entrance visitors could admire a series of impressive votive monuments dedicated mostly by wealthy individuals. Above the temple is the theatre where the theatrical and musical contests of the Pythian Games took place, while even higher up the slope, beyond the sacred enclosure, lies the stadium where the athletic contests were held.


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