Wander around the iconic sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi and seek your own oracle
A primitive and mysterious place, Delphi hosts the sanctuary of Apollo, god of light, harmony and music, in a landscape of indescribable beauty and one of the most impressive and charming in all of Greece. The place chosen by gods to build their sanctuary, will be transformed into a pan-Hellenic sanctuary that gives birth and hosts the most important oracle of all time and shapes the future and the course of the entire ancient Greek world, through the oracles transmitted by the priestesses of God, the famous Pythians. Through an intense ritual of mystagogy and contemplation, Delphi is transformed into a leading spiritual and religious center of Greece and, at the same time, a great crossroad of north and south, west and east, fully justifying their title as the navel of the earth. The sanctuary of Apollo, a monument of cultural heritage, is revealed to all visitors through a number of elegant buildings and votive offerings that characterize it as an open-air museum of Greek history.
In the space that is built on successive levels, follow the winding path and wander in the extensive space. See the ruins of the Roman market and, along the sacred road, the bases of the monuments-offerings of the Greek cities, the Treasures which look like miniatures of ancient temples and reach the place that hosted the ancient oracle of Gaia. Climb up to the altar and the imposing temple of Apollo and feel the energy that springs from the bowels of the sacred land. Complete the visit by going up to the Dionysian theater and the stadium.
After completing the visit to the archeological site, you can go across and visit the sacred Castalia spring, as well as the sanctuary of Athena Pronoia, with the famous Dome, standing proudly among the ancient relics of the mosque of the goddess.
Choose to try local specialties and flavors in the nearby village of Delphi. Just 2 km from the archeological site, the modern settlement of Delphi offers rich dishes and flavors of local cuisine that will excite you. Be sure to try rabbit with wine, rooster with noodles and lamb in the hull.
Best time to visit Delphi
The archeological site of Delphi is open all year round, except on public holidays. Avoid the crowds that are observed during the summer months (June-September) and choose the months of April, May and October as the ideal ones for a visit that will be unforgettable.
How to use transportation in Delphi
Transfer from/to Delphi
Transportation to Delphi is only by car. Access from Athens is via the Athens-Lamia national road and the distance is 185km. From Thessaloniki, the access is through the national road Thessaloniki-Athens and the distance is 370km.
You will definitely need a car to travel to the archeological site and the surrounding area.