Delphi, Greece

Delphi is an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. After the Acropolis, Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece. Located 180 kilometers from Athens, a trip to Delphi is the most popular day trip out of Athens. Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and it was a major site for the worship of the god Apollo.

Archaeologists have found evidence that the site of Delphi was inhabited as far back as the Neolithic era, and that by the end of the Mycenaean period (1600-1100 BCE) it had become an important religious and political center of influence. The importance of Delphi during historical times is well documented by a plethora of ancient writers and the rich archeological finds of the site.

Things to See & Do

* Sanctuary of Apollo
* Temple of Pronaia Athena
* Delphi Archeological Museum
* Oedipus Rex and the Oracle of Delphi
* The Tholos monument

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Population – 2,500
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – 0030

Port Location – There are ports located at the nearby towns of Itea and Galaxidi. The port of Pireaus is the closest major port to Delphi.

Transport Links – There are several local buses a day to and from Athens. The trip takes about three hours and will cost around $10. There are also a daily buses to and from Patras, Larissa and Meteora. Hire cars are available in Athens for travel to Delphi.

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