Delphi Travel Guide

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Delphi Overview

There are few places in the world which hold such epic volumes of history and mythology wrapped into one special package than Delphi. Both a modern town and ancient archeological site on a south-western portion of Mount Parnassus in the Phocis Valley of Greece, this is the place where the most important oracle in the history of classic mythology resided: the Oracle of Delphi. Here the god Apollo slew the mighty Pytho, protector of the Navel of the Earth, and it was here that the Pythian Games were held, long before the modern Olympics ever came onto the scene. From the Temple of Apollo to the stadium itself where the games were once held, there is a mystical presence to Delphi that cannot be described by any science, nor can it truly be explained in mere words. It is a place that one must travel to in order to fully understand.

Delphi is actually a very small place, and it’s easy enough to see everything there is to see within a day of walking, at least as far as the archeological sites are concerned. From the Temple of Apollo to the Treasury of Athens, the gymnasium, the hippodrome, the polygonal wall, the statues, theater, stadium, and the Tholos, there are plenty to choose from, but they are so close to each other that you can take it all in without needing to worry about spending an entire week browsing. However, spending a week in Delphi is just what some people desire, and there is much, much more to see and do here than just explore ancient ruins. The surrounding countryside is riped with history and mountainous beauty, and the modern city contains the Delphi Archaeological Museum , containing many ancient relics dating back to classic Greek times. Between the mountain air, the mystical aura, and the archeological wonders, Delphi is the perfect place to experience the iconic Classic Greek period.