Ancient Site Sightseeing
Here is our section with things to see and do in Ancient Site Delphi. Discover 10 interesting sightseeing in Ancient Site, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Delphi.
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 most famous exhibits are the Charioteer and the Sphinx.
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.
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.
The Castalian Spring is found close to the Oracle of Delphi. In ancient times, it was believed that this spring had cleansing waters, thus it could cleanse the souls of the visitors to the popular Temple of Apollo.
The Gymnasium is the place where the athletes would train in the ancient times before they take part in the Pythian Games. It is located next to the Temple of Athena Pronea.
The Stoa of the Athenians was a building of Ionic style that was constructed in 478 B.C. to host the trophies of the Athenians from their sea battles.
One of the masterpieces of ancient Greek art, the Charioteer is the last exhibit to see in the Archaeological Museum of Delphi. A bronze statue in great detail, this is the only survivor of a large impressive chariot.
The Treasury of the Athenians was constructed in the 6th century B.C. to host the offerings of the Athenians to god Apollo and the oracle of Delphi.
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