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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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Georgioupolis, Greece
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91 reviews 91 reviews
21 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If taking the 'stroll' around this site, please be aware that it is on a very steep hill and can get incredibly hot in the summer months. Small bottle of water is a must! Worth visiting the museum first to cope with the depth of history or, better still, research from guide books or internet. The amphitheatre and stadium are... More

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Minneapolis
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved the tranquility and serenity of this site. It wasn't busy when we were there and I can understand why the ancient Greeks found this place perfect for their religious sanctuary. With the mountains behind it and the fertile valley below, it is inspiring and spiritual. I spent much of my visit just sitting and taking it all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was nice to go during the quieter shoulder season, although there were still a few tour buses around. If you can hire a car and drive yourself there, you can enter after 4 pm when the crowds are gone and you will have the place almost to yourself.

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

was fun to see the ruins of delphi. so much history and legends that just peak your interest. from the oracle prophecies to apollo's temple. everything is just so beautiful. A must see in Greece!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Once one steps onto the archaeological site you can understand why the ancients chose this location as a holy site. High up in the mountains the view are great. The site has just enough restoration to give you an idea of what it must have been like. In my opinion Delphi is a better archaeological site than Mycenae or Olympia.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The ruins at Delphi are readily accessible from Athens by bus (couple hrs). We used Viator and were very satisfied with the logistics, guide, etc. The ruins are pretty spectacular and well worth a visit. It was very hot the day we went and there isn't a lot of shade. The Oracle should have warned us of the heat! Not... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Half of the ruins of Delphi can be accessed with a bit of a climb, but definitely worth it if you love great views. A lot of people come here on a day trip from Athens, but if you can, I would recommend spending the night (or two) in this place. A lot of the hotels are very reasonably priced... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest at all in ancient Greek history and mythology, Delphi is an important place to visit. The site was the home of the renowned Oracle of Apollo and was once considered the center of the world. Dignitaries from the Greek city-states consulted the Oracle regarding anything that may impact them and their relationships with other city-states... More

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

These ruins were beautiful, both the buildings and the views. We had a tour set up through Fantasy Travel, so we had a guide that told us about the ruins. It was very informative and interesting. There is a lot of walking and stairs, so bring lots of water. If you have extra time while you are in Athens or... More

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Solwezi, Zambia
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is around 2.5 - 3 hours out of Athens, and the drive is scenic. I recommend renting a car so the trip can be extended to a whole day. There are few cute mountain towns on the way, after turning from the main motorway towards Delphi. The ruins themselves are one of the best preserved ancient sites, where... More

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