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 is 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This museum is located on top of the modern village of Delphi. Its location offers gorgeous view to the region and the ancient site. It is located in the house of Angelos and Eva Sikelianos, that was built in 1927.