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Temple of Apollo

Delphi, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Delphi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
Owner description: This ancient Greek temple is most famous for the oracle it contains, where pilgrims from all over the ancient world would come to have their fortunes... more » Owner description: This ancient Greek temple is most famous for the oracle it contains, where pilgrims from all over the ancient world would come to have their fortunes told. « less
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Athens, Greece
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You can visit it with a daily trip from Athens (it a couple of hour drive) or even better you could stay in the region for a couple nights to visit the whole area which is quite beautiful (Arachova, Galaxidi, Itea etc). The ruins of the oracle and the offerings, the stadium, the theatre and the museum nearby, easily can... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wow! I think the sites at Delphi including the Temple of Apollo rival the Acropolis and Partheon in Athens. It is a bit of a hike from Athens to see this but worth the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Part of a larger complex of ruins and this is the most important piece. Taking in the ruins and their place in the shadow of Mount Parnassus was an experience that will stay with you.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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208 attraction reviews
853 helpful votes 853 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The ancient Greeks were way ahead modern times with their knack for prime real estate. Spectacular mountain vistas from the Temple of Apollo ( and so are the rest of Delphi) awaited us. Hard to imagine this temple ( and the rest of Deplhi) survived until 390 AD when it was destroyed by overzealous Christians in their attempt to eradicate... More

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It is an amazing place to visit. SO much history, and it gives you chills. I wish time could go back to experience those historic times.

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Genève, Suisse
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13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

So much history within a few square meters. It's absolutely incredible. The whole site is beautiful. Climbing all those steps might seem hard but is well worth it!

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12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The center of all the action. Was an extraordinary structure before being destroyed by the Romans and Christians.

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Philadelphia, PA
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A highlight of our trip. The bus ride is intense as you ascend ever higher to reach this destination, but it is worth it. The ruins are amazing and you stand awestruck as you realize when and how they built this city in the mountain. The museum fills in any holes from the tour. Our tour guide was very thorough.... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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193 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Climbing in the heat can be hard, but it is certainly worth it! The surrounding landscape is just as impressive, I could have stood and just looked out for hours! Walking among the ruins is just fantastic, and the various monuments are incredible. We hired a car from Athens and did the drive ourselves which took about 2 hours and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Bit of a climb, but well wort the effort, one can still feel the spirit of this place! The surroundings are just breathtaking, its truly a must see historical site!

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