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Delphi Ruins, Delphi

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
Delphi Ruins 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. Plan to visit Delphi Ruins and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Delphi attractions using our Delphi vacation trip planner.
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  • I can spend the whole day (in fact it is the case) the view is great, the site... Well everything is already said above... take a good pair of shoes, the site and the Museum are at 12 euros, it's worth 1000 times!
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  • The legendary area of Delphi, where the words of the Oracle could make or break an empire. Most of the City-states had a "treasury" here, with offerings to the gods. A lot of uphill hiking. Go slow, e...  read more »
  • The ruins at Delphi are incredibly impressive, but the views of the mountains and valley are equally worth seeing. So gorgeous. The ruins took us around two hours to see, including the stadium and the...  read more »
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