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Steeped in history and wrapped in mythology, Delphi was the center of the Hellenic world. A visit to the sanctuary on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus was also the opportunity to consult with the Oracle at the Temple of Apollo and hear a prophecy for the future.

Delphi Ruins

The Spring of Castalia divides the site into two: the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, which includes the circular Tholos, and the Sanctuary of Apollo and its ruins.

The Sacred Way

The inclined path, along which the lone Treasury of the Athenians once brimmed with riches among many others of its kind, zigzags through the Sanctuary of Apollo.

Temple of Apollo

Once a prominent feature at the end of the Sacred Way, visitors entered the temple to consult with the Oracle. Her answers were ambiguous at best and open to interpretation.

Ancient Theater

First built with white stone from Mt. Parnassus in the 4th century BC, the 35 rows seated an audience of 5,000 and provided a panorama of the stunning landscape below.

Mt. Parnassus

In mythology, Parnassus was the son of the nymph Kleodora, who lived on the mountain with her two sisters. The site was sacred to Dionysus and Apollo and also home to the Muses.

Archaeological Museum of Delphi

The museum houses a fine collection of artifacts from the site, including statues, friezes from the treasuries, and other votive offerings pilgrims brought on their visits.

Sikelianos Museum

The home of the Greek poet and playwright and his wife illustrates their efforts for a revival of Delphic Festivals in 1927 and 1933. Costumes and other items are on display.

Planning Your Delphi Visit

How many days to spend in Delphi?

Many arrive from Athens on a day-trip, or stop along way as they travel farther north. Anticipate spending a few hours exploring the site and visiting the museum, which is included in the entrance price.

Getting around

The drive from Athens to Delphi can take two hours by car and about three hours by KTEL bus from KTEL Station B, located on 260 Liossion St with the entrance on Gousiou St. It's about a 10-minute walk from Agios Nikolaos metro station. Once arriving at the archaeological site, your own two feet with good shoes will take you where you need to go.

Where to stay in Delphi

The modern village of Delphi is small, but you'll find more than a dozen hotels directly in the center.

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  • Best time to visit
    The area is popular in summer for the sightseeing, and in winter for the skiing at the nearby resorts, so plan your visit for spring, when the temperatures are mild and you'll avoid the crowds.

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What People Are Saying About Delphi

Great place to visit with beautiful scenery on the way yhere.

Loved the place and the fact that the tourist guide was so knowlegable in Greek history.

Delphi and Arachova Full-Day Tour from Athens Reviewed by Marisol, 10/20/2016

Apollo was angry and dent pouring rain on us

Funny snd well informed guide who knew everything we asked. In spite of the cold and pouring rain, we enjoyed the tour.

Delphi Day Trip from Athens Reviewed by Lucia, 10/14/2016

Learned things I didn't on other tours & visited neighborhood I hadn't

Wonderful experience! Get to see a side of the city you don't otherwise get to see as a tourist.

Delphi Day Trip from Athens Reviewed by Latisha, 09/04/2016

Awe inspiring monasteries and mountains well worth a visit!!

Our tour guide Maria was fantastic, so full of knowledge of the areas we visited and made the journey relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks Maris

Delphi & Meteora 2-Day Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/02/2016

Had a great trip...certainly met my expectations!

The guide, Abby, who led us, had so much to tell us she made the places we visited very meaningful. The Hotel Orpheus we stayed at in at Kalambaka was very nice indeed and certainly a hotel worth visiting again. On the whole the trip was well organised and kept the time well. Thank you!

Delphi & Meteora 2-Day Tour Reviewed by Irene, 07/06/2016

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