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Archaeological Site of Delphi

The Archaeological Site of Delphi is situated in lower central Greece, 180 km from Athens. Delph is situated high on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. Delphi is one of the most important ancient sanctuaries. In ancient times, Delphi was considered the centre of the known world, were heaven and earth met. Delphi was the place on earth where man was closest to the gods. Delphi is known as the centre for the worship of the god Apollo, the son of Zeus. The centre of Delphi is the Temple of Apollo. The temple was the home of the Oracle of Delphi, the Pythia. The Pythia was a spiritual experience whereby the spirit of Apollo was asked for advice. The Oracle of Delphi was the most famous and powerful oracle of the Ancient World. The Sacred Way leads to the Temple of Apollo (6th century BC), the Stoa of the Athenians, the treasury of the Athenians, the theatre and stadium of Delphi. The Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, also known as the Marmaria of Delphi, and the gymnasium of Delphi are situated at the foot of Mount Parnassus. The Castalian Spring is a sacred spring where the people washed themselves before consulting the Oracle of Delphi. The Castalian Spring lies in the ravine of the Phaedriades. The Delphi Archaeological Museum houses artifacts found during excavations at the Archaeological Site of Delphi, such as the Sphinx of Naxos, the statues of the brothers Kleobis and Biton and the famous statue of Iniohos, also known as the 'Charioteer of Delphi'. The Archaeological Site of Delphi was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. Photo Art: Mystic Delphi

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Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Stoa of the Athenians in Delphi is situated on the way to the Temple of Apollo. It was built in the Iconic...

Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Stoa of the Athenians in Delphi is situated on the way to the Temple of Apollo. It was built in the Iconic style. The Stoa of the Athenians was built in 478 BC. Ancient Delphi is situated in lower central in Greece, about 180 km from Athens. It lies high on the slopes of Mount Parnassus and is overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. The Archaeological Site of Delphi gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.

  1. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Stoa of the Athenians in Delphi is situated on the way to the Temple of Apollo. It was built in the Iconic...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Stoa of the Athenians in Delphi is situated on the way to the Temple of Apollo. It was built in the Iconic style. The Stoa of the Athenians was built in 478 BC. Ancient Delphi is situated in lower central in Greece, about 180 km from Athens. It lies high on the slopes of Mount Parnassus and is overlooking the Gulf of Corinth. The Archaeological Site of Delphi gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987.

  2. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The remains of an Ionic column at the Sanctuary of Delphi. The Sanctuary of Delphi is known as the...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The remains of an Ionic column at the Sanctuary of Delphi. The Sanctuary of Delphi is known as the centre of worship for the god Apollo, the son of Zeus. The Sacred Way is leading from the gateway up to the top of Mount Parnassus, the way is lined with monuments such as the rock of the Oracle, the Temple of Apollo, the Stoa of the Athenians, the Treasury of the Athenians, a theatre and a stadium. 

  3. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Temple of Apollo and the rock of the Oracle of Delphi. The Oracle of Delphi was female, she...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Temple of Apollo and the rock of the Oracle of Delphi. The Oracle of Delphi was female, she stood upon this rock. The oracle is also known as the Pythia of Delphi. The oracle was a spiritual experience whereby the spirit of Apollo was asked for advice. The oracle would pronounce her propheries while a priest translated them to the people. The Temple of Apollo was built in the 4th century BC on the remains of in earlier temple. 

  4. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Temple of Apollo was dedicated to the god Apollo and the home of the Pythia. The temple was...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Temple of Apollo was dedicated to the god Apollo and the home of the Pythia. The temple was destroyed by the Christian Emperor Theodosius I in 390 AD. Most of the statues and the artworks were also destroyed in the name of Christianity. In ancient times, Delphi was considered the centre of the known world, were heaven and earth met, it was the place on earth where man was closest to the gods.

  5. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Delphi Stadium was built in the 5th century BC, the stadium was remodelled several times. The present...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Delphi Stadium was built in the 5th century BC, the stadium was remodelled several times. The present form dates from the 2nd century BC when Herodes Atticus financed the stone seating and the arched entrance. The stadium could accommodate 6500 spectators. The stadium track is 177 metres long and 25.5 metres wide. The stadium of Delphi is situated on top of Mount Parnassus.

  6. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The theatre of Delphi seen from above, the theatre was built on the slopes of the Mount Parnassus in the 4th...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The theatre of Delphi seen from above, the theatre was built on the slopes of the Mount Parnassus in the 4th century BC. It has 35 rows and could seat up to 5000 spectators. The theatre of Delphi is situated along the Sacred Way. The theatre overlooks the Pleistos valley. The Tholos of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia lies at the foot of the Mount Parnassus and is also clearly visible from the theatre of Delphi.

  7. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Treasury of the Athenians and on the right the Stoa of the Athenians. The treasury was erected as a...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Treasury of the Athenians and on the right the Stoa of the Athenians. The treasury was erected as a votive temple. It was built of marble from the island of Paros, the treasurie was probably erected after the Battle of Marathon. The frieze is a copy, the original is on display in the Delphi Archaeological Museum. The Stoa of the Athenians was constructed by the Athenians after their naval victory over the Persians in 478 BC.

  8. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Treasury of the Athenians was probably built somewhere between 510 and 480BC. There are several treasuries...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Treasury of the Athenians was probably built somewhere between 510 and 480BC. There are several treasuries built along the Sacred Way in Delphi, the treasuries were built to commemorate a victory or to thank the Oracle of Delphi for her advice. The treasuries held votive offerings made to Apollo, the Greek god of the sun and light. The Treasury of the Athenians is the most beautiful treasury of the Archaeological Site of Delphi.

  9. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Marmaria, the Tholos of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. The tholos at Delphi is a circular building, it was...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The Marmaria, the Tholos of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia. The tholos at Delphi is a circular building, it was erected in 380-360 BC. The purpose of the tholos is unknown. It consisted of twenty Doric columns and ten Corinthian columns. Three of the Doric columns have been restored. The Tholos of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia is a masterpiece of classical architecture.

  10. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Archaeological Site of Delphi: The last remaining Doric frieze of the Tholos of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia at Delphi. The tholos is also...

    Archaeological Site of Delphi: The last remaining Doric frieze of the Tholos of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia at Delphi. The tholos is also known as the Marmaria or Tholoos of Delphi. The tholos is situated just outside the Sanctuary of Delphi in the valley of the Pleistos River, it is the most famous structure of this ancient Greek religious sanctuary. The Archaeological Site of Delphi was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1987

  11. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Delphi Archaeological Museum: The statues of the brothers Kleobis and Biton, also known as the Kouroi of Delphi. The twin statues come from...

    Delphi Archaeological Museum: The statues of the brothers Kleobis and Biton, also known as the Kouroi of Delphi. The twin statues come from Argos in the Peloponnese peninsula but were excavated at Delphi in 1893 and 1894 nea the Treasury of the Athenians. The statues of Kleobis and Biton date from around 580 BC. The Delphi Archaeological Museum is one of the foremost museums in Greece, it is situated next to the Archaeological Site of Delphi.

  12. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Delphi Archaeological Museum: The torso of Apollo, the sculpture was made of ivory and gold. This sculpture of Apollo and the sculptures of...

    Delphi Archaeological Museum: The torso of Apollo, the sculpture was made of ivory and gold. This sculpture of Apollo and the sculptures of Artemis and Leto were found in a pit along the Sacred Way at Delphi. Delphi Archaeological Museum houses a collection of gold jewelry, found at the Archaeological Site of Delphi. Delphi Archaeological Museum houses numerous artifacts that were found during excavations at the Archaeological Site of Delphi.

  13. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Delphi Archaeological Museum: The Sphinx of Naxos rests on an Ionic column, the statue dates approx. to 560 BC. The statue was...

    Delphi Archaeological Museum: The Sphinx of Naxos rests on an Ionic column, the statue dates approx. to 560 BC. The statue was erected at Delphi by the citizens from the Island of Naxos. In gratitude, the priests gave the citizens of Naxos the honour of priority in consulting the oracle. The Sphinx of Naxos has the head of a woman, the body and legs of a lion, the wings and chest of an eagle. The Sphinx was made from marble of Naxos.

  14. Archaeological Site of Delphi - Delphi Archaeological Museum: The Charioteer of Delphi is also known as the Heniokhos. The Charioteer of Delphi dates from 470 BC. The statue is...

    Delphi Archaeological Museum: The Charioteer of Delphi is also known as the Heniokhos. The Charioteer of Delphi dates from 470 BC. The statue is 1.80 metres tall. It was found at Delphi in 1896. It is one of the best known ancient Greek statues and one of the best preserved examples of classical bronze casts. The Charioteer of Delphi is on display in the Delphi Archaeological Museum, the museum is situated near the Archaeological Site of Delphi.