Delphi - Athens Private Tours

DELPHI

Also known as the Oracle of Apollo, Delphi is one of the most important sites in Greece. Located amphitheatrically along the slopes of Mount Parnassus and with its stunning view over the olive grove of Amphissa, Delphi is also one of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Greece, proving again that the ancient Greeks knew how to choose their religious sites.
In Greek mythology Delphi was the place where Zeus released two eagles, each in opposite directions, to fly across the universe. Their meeting point would determine the center or the "navel" of the world.
The Archaeological Museum of Delphi houses findings from the local excavations with the highlights being the Oracle offerings that were left by the ancient visitors as an expression of gratitude. Among these famous offerings are the famous Charioteer and the Omphalus, the sculptured religious stone that represented the Navel of the World.



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