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Delphi Ruins, Delphi

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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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  • This archaeological site was better preserved than others we visited. We saw beautiful structures. And we went up to the top where stood the Olympic time!
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  • Among the many monuments that have left here in the photo depicts the Tholos of Delphi. We don't know exactly the use of simply believe that used for rituals. Next to the dome lies the Temple of Athena and some treasures (naoschima structures) specials of some cities.
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  • Amazing place. At the top there is an ancient stadium! Try no to miss Temple of Athena Pronaia which is away from the rest ruins.