Legend tells us that Delphi
was the point where two eagles, which had been released by Zeus at different ends of the world, had met again after their flights across the skies. Zeus threw the Sacred Stone at this exact point, and Delphi became known as the centre of the world. It is an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus. Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and it was a major site for the worship of the god Apollo. His sacred precinct in Delphi was a Panhellenic sanctuary, where every four years athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games. In the inner hestia
("hearth") of the Temple of Apollo, an eternal flame burned. After the battle of Plataea, the Greek cities extinguished their fires and brought new fire from the hearth of Greece, at Delphi; in the foundation stories of several Greek colonies, the founding colonists were first dedicated at Delphi.
At Delphi you can see what remains of the temple of Apollo, the Treasures, the Altar of the Chains, the Gymnasium, the stadium, the theatre and the museum too that has wonderful sculptures and statues.