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Address: Delphi, Greece
Phone Number: 22650-82312
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Description: This ancient Greek temple is most famous for the oracle it contains, where...
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.
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Home of the Delphic Oracle.

At the heart of the ancient site of Delphi lies the ruined temple of Apollo. This was where the great and good of the ancient world came to consult the Delphic oracle and would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Mullingar, Ireland

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Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

At the heart of the ancient site of Delphi lies the ruined temple of Apollo. This was where the great and good of the ancient world came to consult the Delphic oracle and would receive enigmatic responses to their questions that they had to work out for themselves. It was one of the highlights of the visit. It was mind-blowing... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When visiting and when with young children.. always bring an umbrella, set of clothes and lots of patience. A lot of trekking in this attraction but definitely worth it to drag the children into it! The view is magnificent, worth a day-trip from Athens!

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Mid-Atlantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The centerpiece of the Delphi complex. Bit of a hike up from the parking area but not really too bad. Best to plan seeing it other than in the heat of the day As there is really no shade. Take your time and soak in the location, significance and view. As mentioned by others, bring water and a camera.

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Lakeland, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What you see today are the ruins from the 4thC BC, and are of a peripteral Doric building. It was erected atop the ruins of an earlier temple, dating to the 6thC BC, also erected atop ruins from the 7thC BC. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring water, a hat and/or umbrella as there is little to no shade. The climb... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was an excellent site with great signifance. Placed high on a hillside, the views are also spectacular.the ruins have been well restored in some places and we felt that this was one of the better sites we have visited over the years. Not as grand as Ephises but very impressive and a nice site.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very interesting site to visit, quite a lot to see bring ur camera. the temple was ok and the museum was good also

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is an absolute must if you go to Greece. The journey along the mountain paths is fantastic, so a camera and a bottle of water is a must. When you reach the stopping place, take your time, look around and just breath in the mountain air. Glorious. Be careful when walking up to the Temple area as it is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is the reason you come to Delphi, right? It's just about what you'd expect. There is a nice long walk up the hill, and you get amazing views of the ruins and of the mountains and valley.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The temple of Apollo is a great site on the hill thus rewarding after the walk up the hill. It also offers a good view of the valley and mountains as well as the sanctuary of Athena at a distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is part of the overall sanctuary, but you can't over-state the sacredness of the site. The biggest challenge is finding quiet amidst all of the tourists.

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Address: Delphi, Greece
Phone Number: 22650-82312
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Central Greece  >  Phocis Region  >  Delphi

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