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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 June 2023
  • CJ
    Washington DC, District of Columbia69 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • HelpfulAngel
    Atlanta, Georgia1,310 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 19 July 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 20 July 2023
  • Mary R
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,042 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 27 July 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 July 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
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Susan E
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1,068 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 September 2023
  • VenkannaB_13
    Fontana, California167 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
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Maria L
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Jun 2024 • Friends
One of the most beautiful places I have seen in my life. One of the highlights from my journey to Greece. I hope to see it again in this lifetime.
Written 15 June 2024
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Sun Lounger
Warwickshire, UK9 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Couples
Lovely scenery en route from Athens to Delphi which took appx 2.5 hours. We booked a coach tour with a tour guide to get the best from the experience. The history and monuments are amazing, as is the associated Delphi museum - a must see. One word of caution - take care - there are a lot of steps to navigate along the path up to the Theatre and the stones/steps can be slippy. Take your time and enjoy the spiritual serenity of this journey.
Written 8 June 2024
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GT Food&Wine Lovers
Athens, Greece33 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Business
I am Greek but I will express my opinion in English so people from foreign countries can understand. Delphi is one of the places that someone has to see during his life. This might sound "too much" but it is the truth. I don't say this as a Greek but as a human being. It is a trip back to history. It is a trip back to a civilization that developed so many years ago. It is a trip to a place that you can feel the energy. You can literally walk the same land that ancient people walked and created great monuments. I recommend you don't touch your phone for photos. It's not forbidden, but you have to feel it and admire it with your own eyes. Enjoy your trip!
Written 25 May 2024
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Lainey M
victoria18 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
A ‘must see’ attraction if based in athens( bus tour easy to book) or an ‘Easy’drive. Take plenty of water, comfy shoes and take your time. The views of mountains are spectacular as well. A nice walk into town ( not too far) for a good lunch/dinner with mountain & sea views. Entry price to both museum and archaeological site is a reasonable price for what you get. We went late afternoon, hardly anyone there and much cooler.
Written 12 May 2024
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Sonja C
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May 2024 • Friends
Amazing arheological place hidden high in the mountains. Ruins of temple are well saved after so many years.
For visiting take good sneakers, watter and sun cream.
Written 12 May 2024
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FarAway582851
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Apr 2024 • Couples
Go for longer than a day if you can. Recommend Hotel Castri Visit early or late in the day and avoid coach trips and crowds. Read up a bit before you go to better undertsand.
Written 9 May 2024
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,241 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Family
This is one of those mystical ancient sites concerning the great oracle of Delphi, and the mysteries of the ancient world. The site itself is not that large, but it does have the imposing ruins of a theatre, a temple, and a series of sanctuaries. Enjoy the day if the weather is fine, and ponder the grip oracles had on the ancient imagination. Be aware: it's a three hour ride from Athens.
Written 5 May 2024
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,320 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 20 March 2024
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John P
Melbourne, Australia1,166 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Couples
A combined ticket provides access to the wonderful museum and the archaeological site and you do not want to miss either! Even if you only visit to view the Chariiteer it is worth the entry money though the museum offers so much else besides. One can but imagine the excitement of being involved in an archaeological dig that revealed such treasures!
The archaeological site is a short walk down the road and is beautifully located below a high rocky escarpment with the valley spread out below. One can only imagine the experience of visiting the site at its peak but what is here now is fascinating and allows you to put the museum pieces into context.
Everything you ever heard and more!
Written 14 January 2024
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI861 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Couples
We reviewed Delphi 11months ago on our previous visit, and this was a revisit.

Our SMALL ship approached its berth in Itea (a city located below Delphi.

Last October we spent a good 2.5 hours on a bus to get up to this location of Delphi from Athens.
Back then we had observed this port town from up on mountain heights from Delphi and speculated that it was where our ship this September (2023) would pull into.
Back in October (from up on Delphi) we wondered / were amazed at how all the stone to build Delphi had to be hauled up the mountain from this port.

a few reminders:
• This site is dedicated to Apollo with construction starting around 6,000 BC.
• The story goes that the god, Appollo had released two eagles, with one flying (as compared to what they understood) north to south and the second eagle East to West following the sun). Where those two birds met after circling the known world, the location was called the center of the world, and that place was Delphi.
• Those entering this place in ancient times first purified themselves at the nearby Sanctuary of Athena (lower down on the mountain and this is also where Olympic individuals trained).
• The temple was built over a thermal vent coming up from the earth, and the practice of the ORACLE was started.
• The oracle person (usually a women) sat at the far end of the temple over a vent of mysterious vapors (possible thermal ground water hitting the hot mantel of the planet ---OR—one of the priests down below pouring water over hot rocks) all as a show that the oracle was receiving messages from Apollo ==== OK!
• This questioning & predicting into the future would only occur once a month, where the visitor (after leaving a token of compensation in the treasury building) would pose a question to the oracle. The Oracle would then give a convoluted cryptic answer, which the temple priest WOULD THEN offer an interpretation of what the oracle had replied (usually open for interpretation in two different directions, but always within a positive format for the receiver.

It was then on to again view the Temple of Apollo, where the oracle once a month prophesied / counseled those with a question.
As we approach the Temple of Apollo, we again found us on the Sacred Way used by ancient Greeks and even the Romans that occupied this place for over 200 years.
After viewing the temple (many stones long gone as locals over the years have taken them to build new structures in the town we stayed in last November). We entered the 5,000-seat theater, and this time Tom DID NOT go all the way to the top (been there done that = A huff and a puff!!).

Written 28 November 2023
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