Want To Visit Delphi? These are your options


Delphi, is not only rich with intangible heritage, but it also a picturesque town lying on the slopes of Mount Parnassus high above the Gulf of Corinth.

It is one of the most famous historic sites in Greece as it was once the centre of the world (omphalos) in the eyes of the ancient Greeks.

The area of Delphi was inhabited in the 2nd millennium BC, as is evident from Mycenaean remains (1500-1100 BC). The development of the sanctuary and oracle began in the 8th century BC, and their religious and political influence over the whole of Greece increased in the 6th century BC.


At the same time, their fame and prestige spread throughout the whole of the then known world, from which pilgrims came to the site to receive an oracle from the Pythia, the priestess of Apollo.

According to myth, it was the meeting point of two eagles released by Zeus, one to the East and one in the West. The magnificent monumental complex is a human-made environment in perfect harmony with the rare natural environment, the principal features of which gave rise to the organisation of the cults.


This harmonious relationship, which has remained undisturbed from ancient times to the present day, makes Delphi a unique monument and a priceless legacy bequeathed by the ancient Greek world to following generations.

By bus from Athens

Take the KTEL bus from Liossion bus station. The trip takes about 3 hours. (www.ktel-fokidas.gr)


Various companies offer tour packages, which include either trips to Delphi or the rental of a vehicle with which to make the trip.

Car Hire

Visiting Delphi under your own steam is an excellent choice when coming from Athens. It’ll give you a chance to explore some lovely spots on the way there, note you’ll be able to hire profession guides at the entrance of the archaeological site.

Delphi can be reached through two main routes that take approximately 2.5 hours.

Visitors can stop at the Orchomenos archaeological site to see well-preserved ancient theatre and a Mycenaean tomb. A walk along the Three Charites springs, located across from the Skripou church, is also recommended.

Finally, Krya in Livadia is a great place to cool off before arriving at Delphi.

The Oracle at Delphi Greece PD

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