In antiquity Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds the ruins of Delphi,a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
exposed on a rocky slope. For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there is probably no other spot on earth that rivals Delphi. Visit the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo
, where the celebrated oracle Pythia dwelt. Her ambiguous prophecies were known and respected all over the ancient world. Visit the Temple of Apollo
, the Sacred Way
, the amphitheater
, the best preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalian spring
, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the oracle. In the Delphi museum,
see such treasures as the Omphalos
, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer
, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC.
: As this tour involves walking around the Archaeological Site and in Delphi, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.