Delphi Archaeological Museum

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Delphi Archaeological Museum

Delphi Archaeological Museum
4.5
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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A museum containing some of the sculptures and artifacts excavated from the Oracle.
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Bean-Buggles
Plumsteadville, PA379 contributions
Family
This museum houses all of the statues and artifacts from Delphi. It is s nice museum and laid out easy to maneuver. We went through twice (once on our own and once with our guide). We learned a lot with our guide but she did not stop at each item so we were glad we went through on our own ahead of time. There is a combined museum and site ticket (6 euro for kids under 25 and 12 euros for adults. There was a senior discount but not sure how much.)
Written July 7, 2022
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MN_Walkers
Minneapolis, MN497 contributions
Couples
A World Heritage site, so not to be missed. Your ticket (€12) gives you admission to the museum and the adjacent archeological site. In the museum once you leave a room you can’t return, so see everything that you want to see before you move along. We spent about an hour in the museum.

The archeological site is impressive and extensive. There is a lot of walking and climbing of steps - the ancient Greeks must really have been physically fit. If you have the stamina, make it all the way to the top, above the theater, to the stadium (which isn’t shown on the map you get with your ticket). The stadium is remarkably well preserved. Outside of the main archeological site, and about 500 meters down the road (you take the stone walkway to the left when leaving the main site) is the Temple of Athena Pronaia. Not many people seem to go to it but it is worth the walk. On the way you pass by the gymnasium. (Both of these sites are on your map.)

There is a small parking lot at the entrance to the museum but if it’s full you can park along the road. The are WCs, a cafe and a small gift shop outside of the museum.
Written October 16, 2021
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Mike X
Chicago, IL1,885 contributions
Couples
The museum really controls the amount of people you can have in each room and will block you from entering until the next group is done. I really suggest you get to Delphi via car instead of doing a tour since our tour group was 10 people and they made us split into 2 groups. The guide was only narrating for 1 group while the rest of us used our imaginations since we were waiting in the previous room. That's not a problem if you get there alone.
Written June 4, 2021
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Chippie Bambi
Düsseldorf, Germany7 contributions
Couples
Visit the Museum first before visiting the sites to get a better understanding of what you will see at the sites.

Because of the restrictions, we were allowed to visit each room in the museum for 5 mins which I think is enough to read the description of each artifact.

The ticket to the Museum includes entrance to the sites, so please do not lose it.
Written September 24, 2021
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VTJedi
Virginia2,938 contributions
It's one of the most visited museums in all of Greece, and it was wonderfully laid out, things were presented well, and it didn't take a long time to explore the collection. You can spend as much or as little time as you'd like. There were some great highlights here which we enjoyed first before visiting the archeological site. It helped give some context as to what we'd see amongst the ruins so I was glad we did the museum first (also, the museum closed before the ruins did when we visited in May)
Written July 17, 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,303 contributions
This is a small museum, but it is very well organized which makes it easy to tour. There is so much to see: The Charioteer of Delphi, The Twins of Argos, the Silver Bull, the Sphinx; it could be overwhelming. We visited with a private guide which really added to the experience and made the best use of our time.
Written October 26, 2021
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permia
Ireland37,803 contributions
What a collection. To be seen before moving onto the site itself. Encompassing artefacts from the 7th century BCE through to the Roman era it is a perfect window onto the reverence accorded to the Sanctuary.

Beginning with tripods from the earliest times that were integral to the Prophecies emanating from the Pythian Priestess. Included are lovely decorative tripod attachments.

One of the most magnificent offerings to the Sanctuary was the Sphinx from Naxos dated to around 560 BCE. With an enigmatic expression the full monument stood more than 12 metres high.

Segments from the Temple friezes are most impressive. An assembly of Gods are shown on the East one while on the North is depicted the battle of Olympian Gods against the Giants.

The marvellous Twins of Argos are the oldest monumental votive offerings in Delphi. Such pairs of statues were rare in Greek antiquity, thus very precious.

A sculpture of a bull made from three silver sheets is another treasure. An Athenian offering to Apollo is the fabulous Column of the Dancers, the figures now believed to be the three daughters of Cecrops who was a legendary Athenian King.

From the Roman era are some wonderful pieces. A Melancholy Roman head is well executed. A Cult Statue of Antinoos shows the youth who was Emperor Hadrian’s beloved.

A tremendous bronze of a Charioteer was discovered in 1896. It is fortunate that it was found intact, unplundered, due to it being buried in an earthquake in 373 BCE.
Written June 8, 2020
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Luv2travel.
Boston, MA1 contribution
Excellent exhibits and the rudest and most inept museum manager on Earth. I even wrote to them twice and got zero reply. Terrible communications with the tourists about do's and don'ts or museum hours Be prepared to be accused loudly and publicly of being an unlicensed tour guide if you read the description cards aloud to friends who cannot read them. Nothing adheres to their posted hours. Bookstore closes way early, half the grounds close a half hour early without telling you ahead of time. I have gone there for over 50 years and the last visit soured the experience. Very little professionalism evident for one of the most important museum collections on the planet.
Written March 29, 2020
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Alison S
Springfield, MA841 contributions
Very nice new facility. Artifacts are simply and spaciously displayed. Stand out objects are the Kouroi of Delphi (around 600 BC) and the amazingly detailed Charioteer (475 BC). Descriptive labels of what you are looking at, where found, etc would have improved my understanding & enjoyment.
Written May 24, 2022
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RangeR
Canada683 contributions
Nice layout and flow to the museum, it was easy to see everything without worry that you’d be walking past something important. They allow photography as long as you aren’t taking selfies, which is very good policy to have. However they had not put effort into seating at all despite there being quite a few opportunities to allow visitors a break from the walking.
Written May 6, 2020
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