Delphi
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  • Lauren M
    Fort Worth, Texas15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit in Delphi!
    The archeological sites and museum of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo are absolutely incredible! Make sure to bring water, sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat, and an umbrella because the sun can be a beat down. It is worth all of the hiking though, as the history and views are absolutely worth it! Be prepared to walk the equivalent of about 25 flights of stairs and about 2 miles total.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 29, 2023
  • CJ
    Washington DC, District of Columbia66 contributions
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    Excellent day trip from Athens
    Excellent day trip from Athens! We rented a car and drove 2.5 hours to Delphi. The drive and highway roads (with tolls/ excellent highway) was spectacular crossing through the beautiful country side to the foothills of the stunning mountain of Mount Parnassos. Delphi is tucked in the mountain.The archeological site featuring the historic/ mythological ruins of the oracle is amazing, as well as the famous “navel” of the world relic. As a Bonus, you also pass through the picturesque town of Arachova which is the famous Greek ski resort akin to the “Aspen” of Greece during the winter season.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • HelpfulAngel
    Atlanta, Georgia1,239 contributions
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    Don't miss this - worth the drive
    This was one of the best parts of the our Greek trip! Delphi is so beautiful and magical. It was worth the two hour drive from Athens. We took a tour with Getaways Greece which was a day trip. The vistas were just beautiful on the drive. Once you get to Delphi it's like you're transported to somewhere magical! I loved it better than Acropolis which was so touristy. The crowds were sparse here and it was lovely to take in the sites at your own pace without being herded like cattle. Mind you it does take a bit of walking if you want to get to the top to see the stadium. But even if you don't go all the way to the top it is still a beautiful place to visit and you can still get a lot out of it without going to the top. Wear comfortable shoes.
    Visited May 2023
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Emily
    London, United Kingdom407 contributions
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    Impressive Site
    Brilliant day trip, the scenery is beautiful the site very impressive. Well maintained ruins with paths and information boards. Worth a visit. Recommend sturdy shoes and/or support as paths are steep and uneven.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Mary R
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,032 contributions
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    Mystical Delphi
    The last time I visited Delphi was decades ago, so I had to return to again see this famous and mystical archaeological site. Hidden in the mountains a few hours outside of Athens, the site is famous for being a sanctuary for the god Apollo, and the home of the sacred and powerful oracle. For many years the prophecies of the priestess were seen as critical for decision-making. Delphi was also considered the "navel," or the center of the world. Touring the site requires a bit of climbing and lots of walking, but one is rewarded with scenic views and impressive architectural ruins. There are temple complexes, a treasury, a massive altar, a large theater, gymnasium, Roman agora, and many other structures ready to be explored. Delphi has had a leading role in classical history, and it is certainly a memorable place to visit and reflect upon the power of religion, and its impact on ancient civilizations. Be aware it can become very hot here, and plan accordingly.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Thomas Liam
    Montreal, Canada382 contributions
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    Put on a Podcast and Hike to the Top and Back
    Despite the ridiculous heat, I was able to put on a podcast and leisurely ascend the mountain at my own pace, slowly taking in the history all the way up. Consider visiting the air conditioned museum after you get down from Delphi, and be treated to even more context on this wonderful site. Every time you stop for a drink of water, or to catch your breath, look out at those mountains and valleys and tell me you don't feel something amazing.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 27, 2023
  • TheLush101
    Cardiff, United Kingdom2,405 contributions
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    Amazing experience
    We were here as part of an organised tour in September 2022. We had a local guide with us, so had radio headsets to hear him, which was really useful to understand the full history of the complex. It's best to try and get there early before it gets too crowded and too hot - we spent a couple of hours here, then headed to the museum to find out more. The site is on the hill so expect steps, but it's very much worth it. Apollo's Temple and the stadium at the very top (more steps / slopes but is worth it for a look as they had chariot races there) are the most intact, although there are some written information guides by some of the sites with the odd photo of what it would have looked like - the guides are in Greek, French and English. The view from the top above the amphitheatre is worth the climb (see the photos). Overall, a great experience and I'd advice at least an audioguide, if not a real person, to help you get the most from it.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Susan E
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,069 contributions
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    An uncrowded step back
    A stop at the end of a tour of Greece and some other countries including Ephesus, I wish we had done this stop at the beginning of the trip rather than the end. The museum is very well done but it is a shame that you can’t see the larger pieces (or replicas) in the spots where they once stood. It was a rainy day and there were few other people outside as we toured the sight. If you do go here continue into town for an outstanding lunch at Vakhos.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written September 12, 2023
  • VenkannaB_13
    Fontana, California166 contributions
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    Great Spiritual Journey
    We booked this tour through Gate -1 . Started from Athens, on 2nd day we reached Delphi. Delphi is located high in the mountains. Very spiritual place . Identified as center of universe And navel of the earth, Mother Earth “ Gays” I do nor recall all Olympian Gods , but connected to Apollo and Zeus We can the Oracle of Delphi seating place where oracle used to give prophecy behind the curtain Roman Forum and at the top , stadium Though we climbed all the way to stadium , it was not worth. We should have just stopped at the Oracle, seating place and meditated. We did meditation for 15 minutes Just near Oracle we saw Omphalos- is similar to Siva Linga ( OM - Phallus)? Great spiritual experience
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • Dan O
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ancestral Energy
    Incredible place, still full of ancestral energy. Surroundings are so beautiful, no wonder this place was "chosen" as "omphalus" of the known world. If you go there, be sure to book a tour with Ilektra Togia, a licensed, pationate and extremely knowledgeable guide.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
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wendymagz
Matamata, New Zealand1,490 contributions
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Nov 2019
The ancient site of the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi is my favourite of all the ancient attractions in Greece. Chosen by the ancient Greeks as the centre of the earth, it’s a spectacular hillside location on Mt Parnassos, where pilgrims came to consult the oracle. The Sacred Way leads to the 4th century Temple of Apollo, and was lined with thousands of monuments, statues and treasuries that mostly commemorated war victories. The temple of Apollo dominated the entire sanctuary with a statue of the god and a hearth where an eternal flame burned. Above the temple is the 1st century BC theatre which could hold 5,000 spectators. From the theatre the path leads to the stadium, said to be the best preserved in all of Greece. Across the road about 800 metres from the Sanctuary of Apollo is the 4th century BC Sanctuary of Athena Pronea and here you will find the remains of the beautiful Tholos.
As with all of Greece’s ancient sites, wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking, and bring water. I highly recommend this attraction. Visit in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the crowds and the heat, and check ahead for opening hours as these are subject to change.
The Delphi Archaeological Museum is also well worth a visit. It houses treasures dating back to the 8th century BC, beautiful statues and friezes depicting events in Greece’s history.
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Written March 31, 2020
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Bean-Buggles
Plumsteadville, PA651 contributions
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Jul 2022 • Family
We loved this site. Tickets are only good on the day of purchase. We had booked a guided tour but decided to also explore on our own the afternoon before. The tickets for children under age 25 were 6 euro and it was 12 euro for adults. We walked around exploring the site on our own one evening, however, when you go without a guide, you do not learn about the site nor can you find where the oracle of Delphi would have been. We had booked a tour the next day and learned an incredible amount about the site through her. The views were just stunning and you could see why this location was chosen. The polygonal walls show that this site was very, very old and you will marvel at how they were able to build with such huge stones way up in the mountains. Words cannot do this place justice. Be sure to drive down to the Tholos to see the rest of the site. It is free to go there.
Written July 7, 2022
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Couples
We ran out of things to do in Athens and after doing some research we figured Delphi was one of the better day trips and we are glad we came. Delphi used to be home to a giant temple for Apollo, a stadium that predates the Olympics in Athens, a large Roman theatre, a very scenic valley and two lovely towns on either side to get a lunch (Delphi or Arachova). Tickets for the archeological site that includes the treasury of Athena, the Roman theatre, temple of Apollo and most of the ruins of the area is a steal at 6 Euros and gives you access to the nearby Delphi Archeological Museum.

Ticket booths are available at the museum and the entrance to the archaeological site. The tickets have two stubs to enter each area once so remember to hold on to it. There are bathrooms at the museum as well as water fountains to fill up the water bottles. The museum has a gift shop and a cafe but the gift shop was closed when we visited and we felt the cafe was a bit overpriced. Parking is limited in the area and we had better luck parking in Delphi which was about a 15 minute walk away from the site.

Bring good shoes, a water bottle, sunscreen and maybe a light snack as the archaeological site has plenty of stairs, uneven surfaces and some slippery rocks. We got there around 1 pm and found the crowds were starting to disperse by then but it might be worthwhile staying overnight and getting into the archaeological site right when it opens if you want the place to yourself.

We were able to rent a car for the day for 50 Euros and got a very fuel efficient car so our gas was less than 40 Euros getting to and from Delphi from Athens. There are tour busses that go out to the area that may be worth considering if you don't like driving narrow or winding roads or want to relax a bit as there are plenty of options from Athens.

There are other attractions nearby including the ancient gym and Sanctuary of Athena that are free to enter. The valley is also spectacular and there are some nice intermediate hikes in the area.
Written March 20, 2024
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Thespecialagent
London, UK403 contributions
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Sep 2021
Delphi fully justifies its status as one of the great archaeological sites in Greece. The location is absolutely stunning and there is enough left of the original buildings to give one an accurate sense of its scale and grandeur. Signage throughout is excellent, apart from finding the main entrance on the road bizarrely which is easy to miss.

The museum, included in the entrance fee, is also well worth visiting.
Written September 24, 2021
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J S
London, UK518 contributions
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Aug 2022
Amazing archaeological site in a wondrous setting in the hills. You get an immediate sense of the wonder of the place that pilgrims would have had. Entry 12 euros for adults, 6 for children – it covers the museum and the site in ne ticket. Some practicalities: the museum is about 300 meters distant to the site. Both areas have WC, but there’s no refreshments at the site itself. there’s also very little shade, and it will take about 45-90 minutes to do the whole site. The terrain is hilly and the ground uneven in places, and certainly no provision for wheelchair users or buggies. The gift shop is poor. Parking is available on the road outside. There is a separate section in the opposite direction at the museum and town where the Tholos is – this is definitely worth going to (you can drive down t it) but the terrain here is even worse than at the main site, so good shoes recommended. The town is a little drive away. The main site has some fascinating ruins including the Temple of Apollo where the Oracle herself breathed in vapours (?ethylene) to give her pronouncements. There are some interesting information bars as you go round, but best to spend 5 minutes before ging reading up on the site. The final part of the site is an extra 5–10-minute walk up the hill t the stadium – it’s apparently the nest preserved in Greece. I’d say it is worth the extra walk, but it’s quite a distance. Definitely go in the morning t avid heat and crowds.
Written September 27, 2022
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Paantha
San Diego, CA186 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Family
What an amazing site. Totally worth the day trip from Athens. We had a car and drove ourselves, it’s an easy drive to Delphi. Purchased an audio tour and were able to do the entire site following the audio tour. The temple of Apollo and the theater are amazing. We were able to do the entire site in 2 hours with the audio guide we purchased online. The museum is wonderful too and you could spend an hour here but we were done in 20-30 mins.
Written April 14, 2023
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Ivan Kinsmam
Kielce, Poland1,069 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Family
Full of history. The site itself is easy to navigate and each landmark is described well. The setting is superb and I suggest reading up about the history before you visit.

The importance to the Greeks as a part of their history makes this such a remarkable place to visit, and the museum hosts a wealth of statues and treasures.

I am so glad I was able to see this during my lifetime.
Written February 1, 2020
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mariostoona
Athens, Greece633 contributions
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Nov 2022
Unbelievable ancient site and energy. The history of the place extends way back in time including 4 'sacred wars' and the ruins are well preserved with most important artifacts been in the museum.
There is an impressive stadium at the top of the hill where in the ancient world the second most important sport games after Olympics were taking place called ''Pythia".
Is a must visit especially 'off season' as is less warm, less crowdy and the ticket is cheaper as well.
Written November 7, 2022
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Emmanuel R
Mulhouse, France429 contributions
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Aug 2020
We visited the two archeological sites (Teh main site and the temple of Athena Pronaia) at the end of the day.
Less people, beautiful light, a lot of emotions. Because of Covid situation the place was quite empty. It was magical. If you go ther do not forget to get up at the gymanium. It is amazing
Written August 19, 2020
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KT785
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia287 contributions
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Apr 2023
If there is only one other place a history buff is able to visit outside Athens, it should be Delphi. Because of its mystical nature and power of its Oracle, this is probably the most concentrated location where most Greek city states are represented. Two of the most popular deities, Apollo and Athena, have temples in Delphi and to put it bluntly, Delphi offers the best bang for the buck amongst historical sites.
Written April 23, 2023
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