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Nekromanteion Oracle of Ephyra

Address: Parga, Greece
Phone Number: +30-26840-41206.
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Parga
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ancona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The interesting question is whether or not this is really the site of the ancient oracle of the dead. The ministry website and the information panels would have us believe it is. For the reasons why many doubt it, see the Wikipedia entry for 'Necromanteion'. Personally, I wasn't convinced.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

As with most Greek ruins and stories, you require a very large pinch of salt. Apart from that the site is well signed with explanations. If you dare to venture down the metal staircase to the "Gates of Hades" be very careful, the area is dark after the sunlight and the floor dangerous. What is good is it is free... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Worth a visit if you know a thing or two about it. The feeling of the underground tunnel (and the silence in there) is unforgetable. Restoration and preservation works were carried out between 2010-2013. There are many information boards that give you a picture even if you don't know what the site is about or you don't have information book.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It's really interesting and kinda spooky, but you have to know at least a little about the history of place to fully appreciate it. The view from there is absolutely amazing. If you go to Acheron river after visiting Nekromanteion, I guaranty that will have an unforgettable day.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We picked a rainy/gloomy day to explore this place, and weren't really dressed for the weather. As a result, we rushed round and didn't really appreciate it. The view from there is absolutely amazing, though.

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Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Quite interesting, but we were disappointed that the church is closed for further exploration. The information displays are well done.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

enjoyed visiting this site, you could go down a ladder into the place where they went to summon the souls of the dead.(creepy)

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The day we went here it was extremely hot and when we booked the trip we were not warned that it may not be suitable for people with health problems so if you have any problems with walking uphill for quite a long way this would not be a suitable activity to go on. It was interesting when we got... More 

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Kosice, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

While being in Parga location on summer holiday, we have decided to visit some local archeological attractions, where Nekromanteion was one of places we have visited. There is nothing much to see in this place, but if you plan your trip visely, worth a having short break here as well. For historical fans definitelly worth a go.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very interesting story and worth a visit, the views of the delta are beautiful Tip: if you are visiting during non peak times don't park in the car park but drive to the top as there is parking.

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