"A Day Trip To Delphi" Top 5 Page for this destination Delphi by johngayton
Delphi Travel Guide: 271 reviews and 942 photos
It is easy to understand why Delphi was once considered the centre of the Universe with its spectacular mountain location on the edge of the Gulf of Corinth. In some ways Delphi is historically the most interesting of the ancient Greek sites with its importance as a religous centre preceding its more modern significance as the home of the Oracle and its present status as a tourist attraction.
A useful site is: http://www.greeklandscapes.com/greece/delphi.html which has a concise summary of its history and a couple of interesting links.
Following in the footsteps of the ancients who visited the Oracle from all over the region (and further afield) Delphi still retains a fascination for the modern tourist and is one of the most visited sites in Greece and makes for a good day out from Athens, though on reflection I think it would have been worth an overnight stop, when I visited by bus, to fully take in everything that the site and town have to offer.
- Pros:Stunning Setting
- Cons:Too much for a one-day visit
- In a nutshell:Easy To Imagine As The Centre Of The Universe
As with the theatres at The Acropolis the present day ruins are in fact of Roman origin but were built on a 6th century... more travel advice
Above the Temple of Apollo is the 5th century BC Stadium which was rebuilt in the 2nd century BC by the Roman Herodus... more travel advice
johngayton's Related Pages
Delphi Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "Delphi Ancient and Modern"
- "Journey in time..."
- "Delphi - where man was closest to the gods"
- "A Day Trip To Delphi"
- "The pythoness is extinct!"
- "The Navel of the Earth"
- "Delphi (Delfos) nest of Gods"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Delphi
- Hotels in Delphi
- Transportation in Delphi
- Nightlife in Delphi
- Restaurants in Delphi
- Shopping in Delphi
- Warnings and Dangers in Delphi
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Delphi
- 12 Reviews
- 17 Photos
- 3 Forum posts
- 6 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (130)
Have you been to Delphi?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Delphi
Photos in DelphiSee All Photos (17)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Lundy Island Intro, 71 reviews, 298 photos, 7 travelogues
- Berlin Intro, 75 reviews, 266 photos, 9 travelogues
- Krakow Intro, 66 reviews, 221 photos, 8 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Exeter Intro, 68 reviews, 182 photos, 2 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Varna Intro, 65 reviews, 182 photos, 3 travelogues
- Saint Petersburg Intro, 49 reviews, 195 photos, 6 travelogues
- Bergamo Intro, 40 reviews, 196 photos, 6 travelogues
- Copenhagen Intro, 55 reviews, 176 photos, 5 travelogues
- Moscow Intro, 41 reviews, 189 photos, 7 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Plovdiv Intro, 44 reviews, 147 photos, 1 travelogue