Ancient Delphi

The preeminent Oracle of Greek antiquity where a high priestess Pythia would mumble words to be interpreted by Apollo's priests. Enjoy the scenic drive.

A part of the temple of Apollo in Ancient Delphi with the mountains of the area in the background.
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Ancient Delphi Attractions


Ancient Theatre of Delphi

An impressively big structure situated inside the sanctuary of the God Apollo that can host approximately 5000 guests.

An image of the remains of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi with hills on the background.
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Temple of Apollo

One of the most significant monuments of the Delphi dedicated to Apollo and located in a prominent and central place inside the Oracle.

The Ancient Stadium of Delphi surrounded by woods and a cliff right behind it.
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Ancient Stadium of Delphi

At Delphi's highest point you encounter the stadium where Pythian games used to take place. It was built in the 5th century BC.


Gymnasium of Delphi

The athletes participating in the Pythian games used this gymnasium to train. Try to locate the pool that was filled with water from the Castalian Spring.


Pillar of Prusias II

This pillar was built in 182 BC to honor King Prusias ll of Bithynia, a King in Asia Minor a patron of the oracle. The King's statue stood on top.


Treasury of Athenians

Built in the form of a temple, it stored battle treasures and offerings to Apollo. It was dedicated to the victory of Athenians against Persians.


Athena Pronaia Temple

Sanctuary of Goddess Athena which includes the vaulted temple (Tholos), Delphi's modern trademark and the most photographed spot of the site.


Castalia Source (Spring)

Castalia Spring is totally linked to Delphi Oracle since Pythia, priests, and pilgrims were washing themselves here before starting the ritual of the oracle.

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Ancient Delphi Why visit?

  • Antiquity's most reputed oracle.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The ancients referred to it as "the Earth's navel".

Ancient Delphi Museums


Delphi Archaeological Museum

It ranks among the most important Greek museums since it hosts numerous excavation findings of the greatest oracle of the ancient world.

The rock-built entrance to the yard of the Museum of Delphic Festivals.
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Museum of Delphic Festivals

Museum of Delphic Festivals is housed in Sikelianos' mansion, the Greek poet who conceived and promoted the Delphic Idea and the Delphic Festivals in 1920s.

Ancient Delphi Things to Do


Corycian Cave

Shrouded in mystery, the Corycian Cave, home of Nymphs and God Pan, has a mythical energy. Findings show that it has been used for millennia.


Ancient Path to Korikion Antron Cave

This 3000-years-old path is still in use and leads to a cave where Pan, the goat-foot God of shepherding and his nymphs, used to live.