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Archaeological Site of Delphi is, according to Greek mythology, the site of the Delphic oracle, a priestess of the Temple of Apollo widely credited for her prophercies. Delphi was the place for the worship of Apollo after he slew the Python, the serpent that guarded Omphalos, the navel of the Earth.

In ancient times, Delphi was also the site of the Pythian Games, one of the four panhellenic games which were the precursors of Modern Olympics. Victors were presented with a laurel crown cut from a tree by a boy who re-enact the slaying of the Python. Today Delphi is an important archaeological site that is a symbol of unity of ancient Greece.

Archaeological Site of Delphi was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 11th session of the World Heritage Committee at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 7-11 December, 1987.

Photos of Archaeological Site of Delphi

Archaeological Site of Delphi, Greece
Archaeological Site of Delphi, Greece
Author: Fingalo (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Germany)

Temple of Athena, Delphi
Temple of Athena, Delphi
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Temple of Apollo, Delphi
Temple of Apollo, Delphi
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 38 28 53.364 E 22 29 46.212 in the prefecture of Phokis in Central Greece
Inscription Year: 1987
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, III, IV, VI

Location Map of Archaeological Site of Delphi

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Visiting Archaeological Site of Delphi

You can reach Delphi from Athens by bus. It takes 3 hours to get there. The fare is €13.60 one way.


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