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Without doubt the Archaeological Museum of Delphi is one of the most important museums in the country. It presents the history of the most famous oracle of the ancient Greek world and hosts some of the most important items found during excavations in the holy city of Delphi.

The first building that was meant to house the museum was built in 1903, designed by French architect Tournaire and financed by then great benefactor Andreas Syngrou. The building had two wings and was hosting the findings of the major French excavation of 1892. In 1958 there was a radical renewal of the building designed by the architect Patroklos Karantinou. Through the years the museum's collections are constantly enriched by the recent excavations that brought to light new findings. Highlights were the gold and ivory objects found during excavations of the sacred way in 1975. In 1999 the last major renovation of the museum by the Ministry of Culture followed and extensive rearrangement of the exhibits.

Today the total areas of the museum covers an area of ​​2,270 sq.m. and include fourteen rooms. As a guest you will be able to admire the famous Charioteer, the sculpture that represents the "navel of the Earth", the pediments of the temple of Apollo and a series of sculptures of the Hellenistic Age. After the last renovation, modern reception area and guest service, cafeteria and shop selling and distributing leaflets were created.

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