At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world.
According to mythology, it is here that the two eagles sent out by Zeus from the ends of the universe to find the navel of the world met. The sanctuary of Delphi, set within a most spectacular landscape, was for many centuries the cultural and religious centre and symbol of unity for the Hellenic world.
Delphi is one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. Is two and a half hours driving distance from Athens .There are plenty of every day tours taking place each day of the week. Accordingly, it is featured in the itinerary of every traveller who is attracted to the oracle that influenced affairs around the Mediterranean for over a thousand years.
It was a place of immense religious and political influence in ancient times, prompting private people as well as governments from Greece and abroad to seek it's consultation before undertaking any major personal or public initiatives. Today, it is a well preserved and respected archaeological site that affords splendid views of both the cultural and physical landscapes of Greece.
Today, Delphi is one of the most attractive archaeological sites of Greece. Its rich grounds and museum represent classical antiquity with such clarity even the uninitiated visitor can grasp. Its importance as an archaeological site, coupled with its location at an idyllic landscape makes it one of the most visited sites of Greece.
Highlights of the archaeological site of Delphi are the Temple of Apollo, the Tholos, the Theatre, the Stadium, and the Treasuries of the Athenians and the Syphnias.