Visit the breathtaking sites in Delphi and learn the rich history of Castalia Spring, the archaeological site and the Theatre, the Athenian Treasury, the Temple of Apollo famous for its oracle Pythia, the Navel of the Earth.
Explore the Museum of Delphi, with its spectacular collection of artifacts, including the Naxian Sphinx, the unique bronze Charioteer and the Statue of Antinoos.
Enjoy your traditional “village style” lunch on the magnificent Caldera at Delphi, overlooking fabulous Itea.
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Delphi formerly also called Pytho is famous for the ancient sanctuary that grew rich as the seat of Pythia, the oracle who was consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. The Greeks considered Delphi the navel or center of the world as represented by the stone monument known as the Omphalos of Delphi. Delphi archaeological site: A Unesco World Heritage Center, Delphi is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. The functions of the oracle grew over the centuries to include athletic games, cultural events, most importantly the Pythian games. The Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theater, the Stadium, the Athenian Treasury, the Gymnasium, the Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia are truly captivating.
Delphi Archaeological Museum: Many important ancient Greek artifacts from the excavations at Delphi are housed here. Frieze of the Treasury of Sifnias Naxian Sphinx: Dated to 560 BC, comprises one of the earliest representations in art of the demonic creature with a lion's body, bird's wings and a woman's head. Metopes of the Athenian Treasury: Early 5th century BCE you will gaze upon Theseus and Antiope, Theseus and the Minotaur, Theseus and Marathonian bull, Heracles and the cattle of Geryon, Heracles battling the three-bodied giant Geryon, Heracles subduing a Centaur, Heracles and Cycnus, Heracles and the Nemean lion, An Amazonomachy scene and many more. Omphalos: Signifying the center of the earth and kept in Apollo's temple. Kleobis and Biton: Two brothers from Argos. The statues are of the typical kouros type attributed to a Peloponnesian workshop and date to the end of the 7th century BC. Statue of Antinoos: Portrays the celebrated for his beauty, youth and emperor Hadrian's favorite as a god. This work is considered one of the finest examples of the neoclassical style revived in the 2nd century AD. The famous Charioteer: Belonging to a statuary complex of a chariot run by four horses and included a second male figure.
The picturesque Arachova village Wander around the picturesque stone houses Workshops and Boutiques Enjoy your lunch at a fabulous family run taverna serving authentic ' village style' Greek food overlooking the wonderful views of Itea and Amfissa
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