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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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  • Delphi is definitely a place that a visitor shouldn't miss! The scenery is stunning, and so are the findings in the museum and the site itself, especially in spring! Make sure you see everything three...  more »
  • The ruins are preserved very well and represent the symbol of the city, it is definitely worth taking a little break even Centre to admire them from afar.
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  • 2 h is Delphi and Athens media center. Access to the site is free for students and contains the ruins and the Museum. A really recommended visit.
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  • Greek for lovers. Upon a good bicycle tour we hit that place. We cannot always bike. So we made something good in terms of culture. All over are food places. We enjoyed the good Local food and drinks. Nice environment. Recommended for real Greek lovers. Worse to go!
  • Cute little town ( it has 2 main streets). It is nice to see Apollo's temple. But don't spend more than a full day. In the morning we went to the temple and in the afternoon we climbed the mountain (stairway of evil) gave us a great panoramic view as well as a view of the stadium which was closed, you can also get to a cave but we chose not to ( it's a 7hour walk). We took the bus to get there from Athens fairly easy but does not pass very frequently (especially for the return). We ended up taking a bus and train heading to Meteora.
  • Simply Breathtaking! It's only 2 hours from Athens so if you have the time definitely make a stop here
  • Powerful place! The view is magnificent and loaded with history and myth! Defenetly the must go to place of all the ruins in Greece.
  • We were told we would spend about 2 hours at the museum and archaeological sights. It was more like 8 hours. Absolutely loved it. The museum is well done. The Delphi sight is extensive and should be done slow enough to appreciate the size and grandeur of what it was all about.