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Review of Delphi Ruins

Delphi Ruins
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Delphi: A Day Tour at the Navel of the World from Athens
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Delphi Day Trip from Athens
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Self Guided Delphi Day Trip from Athens
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Delphi
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

After the drive or in our case the bus ride through those magnificent mountains, one already must feel closer to the Gods but then to walk amongst the ruins is to confirm that you are in a truly very special place. If it is hot when you visit please take your time with the climb and wear sensible footwear and take plenty of water, also if it is wet it is extremely slippery but having said that, this place is spectacular, no wonder the Gods chose to hang out here.

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

If you are a lover of Greece mythology, and you surely are, if you plan a trip to Greece, you will be enchanted to visit Delphi Ruins. From the stadium, to Apollo's Temple, everything is magical. Don't do like many tourists, don't rush your visit there. Take your time, and you will be surprised. The views are breathtaking. You are surrounded by the Mount Parnassus. There are many centuries old cypress trees. The cypress is also the symbol of Apollo's twin sister Artemis. If you go with young children, tell them not to touch the ruins. Some people are disrespectful and just sit on the ruins : don't do that. It is better to visit the ruins in September and October when it is less crowded and the weather is more pleasant. If you stay a little longer, then you can go and visit Itea nearby, which is a beautiful coastal town with great coffee shops. If you want to enjoy a great nightlife, then go to Arachova. Be careful, if you visit those places in November or December, they can be quite chilly. If you are staying in Athens and decide to do a one day trip to Delphi in November you might be surprised by the temperature difference. If you stay in Athens, you can take the bus to Delphi in the bus station in Kato Patissia. One way ticket is 15,10 euros. This is the bus direction Amphissia. It departs from Gate 7. You cannot miss it. The toilets in the bus station are natural position toilets. So you have to squat to use them. It can be quite surprising at first, but you got to do what you got to do when you have to go.
By the way, you have to pay 6 euros to visit the site only. You can also visit the site and the museum, in the order you want.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

Saw the ruins on many travel shows.
But there is no substitute of experiencing it in person.
The site itself was wonderful.
We had a great tour guide (Yanni), giving us a lot of excellent information.

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

Loved to go back to thousands of years ago and imagine the life back then and did not quite like the heat at noon!

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The ruins are set in a spectacular location with stunning views of the mountains and valley. The archeological remains are quite easily accessible although there are some steep slopes and steps. Not very 'disabled friendly'. The individual excavations are well described and illustrated in Greek, English and French. There is an amazing atmosphere in Delphi, which makes you marvel at the culture of Ancient Greece and shows how essential it is for the rest of the world to support modern Greece in its current crisis to ensure that this and other sites are preserved for ever.

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