"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 and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning Setting
  • Cons:Too much for a one-day visit
  • In a nutshell:Easy To Imagine As The Centre Of The Universe
  • Last visit to Delphi: May 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 21, 2006
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    We also tried to see Delphi in just one day (many years ago) and it wasn't enough time.

    • johngayton's Profile Photo
      Jan 7, 2015 at 2:13 PM

      Thanks for the visit Don. I don't know how out-of-date this page is but the basic message of making it a two-day visit is still relevant.

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2010 at 1:56 AM

    nice page here! thanks for sharing! I'll be there soon

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2009 at 6:07 AM

    Great handy tips on Delphi. I plan to ski in the neighbourhood. Thanks - Darshan

  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    since I will probably never get there, I just did a Virtual Tour with your tips on Delphi! GRACIAS! in Mexico they mark the road for accidents too, when someone dies.....and upcoming Dia de la Muerte,(1-2Nov) they decorate them with again.

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2008 at 10:05 AM

    Hi John! How are you doing on this big weekend of the big Euromeet2008? I'm home alone in Athens:(:(

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 4:28 AM

    This is the best page I have seen on Delphi with tips that are extremely helpfull. Thanks I will def use them next year ;-)

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