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Delphi or Navel of the Earth! A tour to the Oracle

After the Acropolis of Athens, Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece.

Located 180 km from Athens is listed in just about every tourist itinerary and is by far the most popular day trip out of Athens.

Delphi in ancient times was considered the center of the known world, the place where heaven and earth met. Delphi is known as the center of worship for the Apollo, son of Zeus who embodied moral discipline and spiritual clarity.

But even before the area was associated with Apollo there were other deities worshiped here including the earth goddess Gaia, Themis, Demeter and Poseidon, the god of the sea.

By the end of Mycenaean period Apollo has displaced these other deities and became the guardian of the oracle.

The oracle of Delphi was a spiritual experience whereby the spirit of Apollo was asked for advise on critical matters relating to people's lives or affairs of the state.

Questions were asked to Pythia or the priestess who'' channeled'' the spirit of the God. As the reputation of the oracle at Delphi grew, the sanctuary began to develop into an international center as the Greek city - states brought offerings and it was governed by aristocrats.

It became the center of a 12 member federation called Amphictyonia which was a sort League of Nations which unified the small city - states. Even if you are not the “museum” type, Delphi offers a broad spectrum of activities and wonderful modern facilities. Trekking, climbing, and nature walks are just a few of the many activities that you can enjoy.

Delphi has a superb tourist infrastructure, with many restaurants and souvenir shops. Its hotels are both traditional and contemporary in style, and represent both the Greece of tradition and the Greece of 2005, a member of the European Community.

You can discover this ancient and modern fascinating land, choosing from among our proposed itineraries, either using your own car, a rented vehicle, or the local buses.

Of course, the best way to explore it all is to join with us for a guided tour that we offer.


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