Delphi is among the most popular ancient sites in Greece. Located on top of a hill overlooking a valley of olive groves, Delphi was a famous oracle in the antiquity, where people from all over the Mediterranean would come to ask for the prophecy of god Apollo. As Delphi was actually a sanctuary to god Apollo, all monuments are connected to the cult of the god and the oracle. This is why in Delphi are the Temple of Apollo, on the basement of which was the oracle, the Ancient Theatre were rituals to the god were offered, the Ancient Stadium where athletic events to honor the god were offered, and other monuments. Very interesting is also the Archaeological Museum with statues and findings from excavations on the site.
This temple was dedicated to Apollo, the god of light and music. Inside the temple, there was the oracle of Apollo, where high priestess Pythia would give her prophecies.
Located next to the ancient site, the Archaeological Museum of Delphi hosts findings from the site and the region, including marble statues, coins, golden jewelry and others. The msot famous exhibits are the Charioteer and the Sphinx.
The ancient theatre is located next to the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. It dates from the 4th century BC and was constructed with limestone from Mount Parnassos. In summer, it hosts ancient plays and cultural events.
Located on the highest spot of the hill, the Ancient Stadium of Delphi used to host the Pythian Games and other events of the oracle.
The Sanctuary of Athena Pronea, which includes the famous Tholos, is located on the southern side of Delphi, next to the Gymnasium. It was the first sanctuary the could be seen from people coming to Delphi from the east.
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