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Delphi Ruins

Delphi, Delphi, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Delphi
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: In the ancient world, if you had a problem or a question, you visited the Delphi Oracle. For centuries, not just Greeks trekked up the mountain to... more »
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Espoo, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

We drove from Paleros, near Lefkas, which is about 270km one way, arriving late in the day. Was confusing with the large empty parking lot but drove through the village and presto, there we were.We parked on the side of the road and saw the Sanctuary of Athena then drove a short distance back end entered the main grounds. Ticket... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

You get better understanding of ancient city here than in Athens, also museum is very nice and informative as well

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St. Marys, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Enthralled with both the museum and the ruins which came alive with the narrative of our young, enthusiastic, and highly knowlegable guide (Penny Kolomvotsou, BA,MA in Museum Studies). The ruins and the site were everything I hoped they would be. I felt like I was standing at the epicenter of civilzation. Don't miss Delphi !!

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Arachova (a Greek village) supposed to be a mystery land of Delphi where Pythia supposed to predict the future. The site consists of ruins and a museum. The fee is 9 Euros and the tour company pays it. It takes 3 hours from Athens to get to. After arriving, the tour of the ruins takes about an hour and... More

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Northborough, MA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited the ruins with a guide, which I highly recommend. The place is absolutely beautiful, and having a guide especially brought it to life. We went after having been to the museum, which is how I would definitely recommend doing it. It was so helpful to be able to see how it was first and then to visit the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This ancient site is located on the beautiful green slopes of Mt. Parnassus. There are remnants of a gymnasium, a theatre and temples - the most beautiful of which is the remains of the Temple of Athena Pronaia - actually across the road and down the mountain just a bit from the main site. You can't overestimate the importance of... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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521 reviews 521 reviews
298 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited Delphi after 4pm (it's open until 8pm - unlike in 2013 when there was not enough staff to have monuments open after 3 or 4) and it was bliss: no tourists and a gentle light for great photos. Delphi doesn't have much still standing up but the area is magnificent with the rocks and valley. First we visited... More

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Brasilia, DF
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

At first I did not expected Delphi Ruins to be such great place. But after been there I have the sense that all my trip was about this ancient and special place. If possible stay one night at Delphi City and try to visit the ruins before the crowd (or after) it gets even more special.

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Extremely interesting look into Ancient Greek life. The ruins are in a great state of preservation. The site is large and expansive so give yourself plenty of timeThere is also a museum which can be seen for an additional fee. Do not miss out on the Temple of Athena which is below the main site. The best thing to do... More

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Seattle, Washington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
55 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

a long and slow drive from Istanbul and on to Patras over tightly wound hairpin turns continuously going high up and down - the reward is a wonderful site with everything you have imagined before coming up there - late in the afternoon the crowds were gone and it was a peaceful, relaxing stroll to view the ruins - and... More

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