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Delphi is a town in the Prefecture of Fokida with a population of 854 inhabitants, built next to the archaeological site of Delphi. They are built on the southwestern slopes of Mount Parnassos at an altitude of 570 meters, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece.
Ancient Greeks believed that Delphi was the Navel of the Earth, a place seen as a spiritual focal point for all Greeks; it included many sanctuaries and the most prestigious oracle in all of ancient Greece. This is where Pythia, the high priestess, uttered the divine advice of god Apollo to mortals who travelled from across the world to seek a prophecy. Apart from Greeks, the Oracle was visited also by foreign leaders and dignitaries who were anxious to know the will of Apollo on important state affairs.
This ancient Greek sacred place is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a place with a long history and beautiful natural surroundings, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It’s a destination you must include on your next trip to Greece.
At a stone’s throw from the archaeological site, you can visit present-day Delphi town, lying at the foot of Mt. Parnassus, near Arachova town. Choose the area for your winter holidays as it is close to Parnassus ski centre, or visit it any other time of the year and explore the beauty of nature and the nearby beaches. It’s situated at a conveniently short distance from the mountain, the woods, the archaeological sites that are famous the world over, and some beautiful beaches.