Temple of Apollo
Full Day Tour to Ancient Delphi with Private Car
Of all Greece’s archeological sites none is situated more spectacularly than Delphi, the site of the famed oracle of antiquity and the Ancient Greek center of the world. It lies on the stony slopes of Mount Parnassus, in a ravine carved by the Phaedriades, two twin rock formations that envelope Apollo’s sanctuary, leading the eye towards the Corinthian Gulf.
In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece, the site of Delphi was believed to be discovered by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his “Grandmother Earth” or Gaia. He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found. Occupation of the site at Delphi can be traced back to the Neolithic period with extensive occupation beginning in the Mycenaean period. Most of the ruins that survive today date from the 6th century BC.