Delphi Travel Guide

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Delphi Things to Do

  • Delphi Shopping

    "Folk Art/Laiki Techni Items" is a popular category of souvenirs in Delphi. Commonly with this term we reffer to usually ceramic items that are glazed and one can use daily rather than use just for decoration. Those might be say salt&pepper sets, wine carafes,oil bottles, platters and plates, bowls, cups etc The patterns are often inspired by...

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  • Delphi Shopping

    "Folk Art/Laiki Techni Items" is a popular category of souvenirs in Delphi. Commonly with this term we reffer to usually ceramic items that are glazed and one can use daily rather than use just for decoration. Those might be say salt&pepper sets, wine carafes,oil bottles, platters and plates, bowls, cups etc The patterns are often inspired by...

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  • Delphi Shopping

    Delphi olive-everything issues... More or less all local families own a few of the trees of the ones you see all over the gorge and the valley and produce their own oil to cover the family's and friends' needs. When there is some oil left that locals don't need, they usually sell it on rediculously low prices on the local agricultural assosiation...

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  • Delphi museum

    Don't miss this archeological museum, the reduced but splendid collection presents some of the treasures found in Delphi, particularly the famous charioteer (one of the most famous bronze statue of ancient Greece).

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  • A 3-hour tour :Delphi

    It took us about 3 hours under the harsh August Sun to cmplete a tour of the Sanctuary which houses among others , The Temple of Apollo, the stadium and the Oracle of Delphi.DO NOT Forget to carry a water bottle each during the summer months of July - September. It becomes very dry and you need to replenish your body with water every 15 minutes of...

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  • The Orthodox Church

    There is a very nice Orthodox church in Delphi. It is beautiful inside, but I don't have pictures because a service was in process and I didn't want to disrupt it. I did get a look around from the doorway.

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Delphi Hotels

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  • Amalia

    The Amalia hotel is the best 4-star hotel in Delphi. It is located just 100m from Delphi town center...

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  • Sibylla Hotel

    A great place to stay in Delphi. Good location, basic but clean rooms, friendly staff and all for a...

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  • Pan Hotel

    Great owner/manager, fantastic room, cosy front reception + lounge to watch some TV & chat with the...

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Delphi Restaurants

  • Watching The Butterflies

    Just out of town towards the Gymnasium there is a little cafe with a terrace overlooking the valley which made for an excellent place to sit with a beer and chill with the butterflies before ascending up to The Sacred Precinct and The Stadium. I didn't catch its name, nor did I eat here but I noted the menu was more of a simple snack food type...

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  • Good Greek food

    I recommend the Epikouros Restaurant, also on Delphi's main street, at 33 Pavlou & Frederikis. The Epikouros (owned and managed by the same helpful Kourelis family) has an wide and varied menu -- including tasty vegetable fritters, delicious local formaella cheese, lamb with fresh tomato sauce and, in season, wild boar. The Epikouros also easily...

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  • local taste treasures!!

    Here is the place where local people and many visitors enjoy fresh,tasty,mama's greek food!is a family run restaurant for the last 15 years and every time i visit it its absolutely fine and pleasant!!most of the products they use are coming from the region,from local producers and from their owngarden.they make great rose wine,homemade digestive...

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Delphi Nightlife

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    by Sarah21683 Updated Oct 12, 2004

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    Our first night in Delphi we went to the stadium to watch Lysistrata, a play by Aristophanes. Although the play was in modern Greek, which I know very little of, it was still very entertaining. The atmosphere of the ancient stadium was wonderful, and the production was put together well. Men played the female roles, traditionally correct, but as a twist, women played the male roles. The cost was under 10 euros.

    Dress Code: No dress code

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Delphi Transportation

  • Bus to the Oracle

    Travelling from the centre of Athens out to Delphi there are 6 daily departures from the bus station at Liossion ( a 10 minute walk North from Larissa Metro up Dheliyianni ) with a journey time of 3 hours and a one-way fare of 12.60 euro (Aug 2006). This is a pretty spectacular journey as you get out of Athens and up into the mountains and is...

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  • How to connect between Delphi and...

    Delphi and Meteora are both very popular destinations and people often want to connect from one to the other. I need to point out that there is no direct link on public transport. That said, connections are easy in practice just time consuming and not frequent, only one or two per day.There are two options: Option One : Buses ....

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  • Public Bus from Athens to Delphi

    Public bus system in Greece is called ÊÔÅË (KTEL). There are two main KTEL stations in Athens, one serving mostly Peloponnese and Ionian islands and some destinations on Northern Greece, and another one serving mostly Central and Northern Greece. The one you need is the second one, KTEL station B, located on 260 Liossion St. Actually this is the...

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Delphi Shopping

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  • Tealight candle holders

    These little greek island homes that double up as tealight candle holders are just too fantastic. They make great gifts for people back at home and also serve as a nice souvenir for yourself 10 euro approx

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  • Greek nymph dolls

    I bought my first dolls seven years ago on my first visit to Greece and they still hold the same fascination for me today as they did all those years ago. Mine is hanging in my bedroom and they just watch over me. 30 Euro and more

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  • Leather Sandals = Paradise

    Leather goods are great all over Greece, but in Delphi I bought a pair of leather sandals that are great. They cost 15 Euros, and are super comfortable. Amazingly, they also have great traction. I wore them to the ancient site and didn't slide once on the marble. 12-20 Euros

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Delphi Local Customs

  • THE ORACLES MAKE SURE THEY GET IT RIGHT

    I can still remember the story our guide told us in 1986. He was explaining that the Oracles at Delphi grew pretty wealthy by always getting their predictions right. Everyone from the poor to the rich would trek over the hills to see them and get their ‘vision’ of the future. Sitting in and/or around volcanic vents getting high – one way or the...

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  • Roadside Shrines

    All over Greece you will see these little roadside shrines, erected as my friend here on VT, janetanne, expained, sometimes to mark the whereabouts of churches but more usually to mark the place of a car accident. The shrines are sometimes a memorial to those who have been killed and sometimes as a tribute of thanks for those who have survived. The...

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  • Am I getting old or............

    .........are the waitresses getting younger?Here I was sitting on the terrace of this little cafe overlooking the valley with a beer and watching the butterflies fluttering by and here's our waitress, she really was a little charmer!

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Delphi Warnings and Dangers

  • Delphi is steep.

    Both the ancient site and the new town of Delphi are right on the mountainside and therefor very steep.So take your time when you are there and don't rush as you might just slip and fall.And try to put on some good footwear when you are in Delphi as you don't wanna ruin your trip with a foot injury.

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  • HANDS OFF!

    Don't even think about touching anything. The guards will flock to you and watch you like a hawk the rest of your stay at the ruins. They WILL kick people out, too. Just ask 2 of the people who were on my bus.

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  • Slippery Sidewalks

    Watch out for the marble. I had this problem all over Greece. Marble is beautiful, but it is not the easiest surface to walk on. While walking through modern Delphi in my flip flops, I almost fell at least 10 times. The leather sandals I bought prooved to be much better suited to the slippery marble. My advice: wear shoes with a good sole, and...

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Delphi Tourist Traps

  • Castalia Spring

    Between the lower and upper site you find the Castalia Spring tucked into a ravine to the right of the road. In the ancient times The Pythia would bath in the springs as part of the purification befor she would enter the Temple and so did all other visitors purified themselves here before entering the sanctuary. There are still the remains of a...

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  • The Small Towns Outside Delphi!

    There are a few towns outside of Delphi that many tour buses stop at to pick up souvenirs, be warned the people living here make their livelyhood off these tour buses. I got stuck in a shop with a woman who was desperate to sell me a chess set I took a short glance at. Long story short, I still have the chess set somewhere, she wouldn't let me...

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  • Buklet of the Delphi Museum and...

    You know how useful it can be when you already have a map of the site which you are exploring. When I was getting ready to this trip and searched a map of Delphi in INet I failed. How glad I was when I found a map in a booklet which I happened to take in the Delphi Archeological Museum. So I advise to visit the Museum first, take a map and then...

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  • Surviving Delphi

    I took my small back pack everywhere I went so I could carry all of the items listed below. The day I arrived in Delphi it was pouring rain, so I was lucky I had packed a good rain jacket. The stairs and paths can be exceedingly slippery when it's wet, so a pair of sturdy shoes with good grip is a must. The second day it was very warm, so my hat...

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    MORE INFOThe Greece Ministry of Culture has a very nice and complete page about Delphi, as well as other interesting greek highlights:Ministry of Culture

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Delphi Off The Beaten Path

  • Sleep in Arachova!

    The whole village of Delphi is making a living on tourists. You will find plenty of hotels, restaurants and shops. They are not all tourist traps. However, it might be a good idea, after or before visiting the sanctuary to go to Arachova, 12 km away and spend the night there instead of Delphi. The village of Arachova is nice, in a mountain...

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  • Modern Delphi sights

    Early in the morning before an excursion to Ancient Delphi I walked along Modern Delphi and enjoyed this tiny and piqturescue town.You may watch 3 min 37 sec VIDEO-Clip Greece Delphi Modern out of my YouTube Channel with popular Greek music.You may watch my high resolution photo of Modern Delphi on Google Earth according to the following...

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  • Charioteer of Delphi in Moscow

    There is a copy of the famous bronze statue Charioteer of Delphi in the State Pushkin Art Museum in Moscow. I know this statue from my childhood and could never imagine to see the original of the statue in Delphi. Now my dream has come true!

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  • Stunning Views

    As you approach Delphi on the bus from Athens the first sight of the red-tile-roofed houses of the town stepping up the mountainside creates an immediate anticipation of what to expect. Then, as you round the turn, you realise that Delphi isn't the highest point in the mountains, merely the most spectacularly accessible point.I was lucky to have...

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  • The Oracle and the bus journey to it

    I've always loved Greek mythology and the Oracle of Delphi was always one of those things I had to see before I die. Anyway, the bus journey from Athens to Delphi is quite something by itself! it takes about 3h (the last bus is around 6pm and everyone always gets that one) and when you start leaving the capital you see those high mountains in the...

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  • Climbing all those stairs

    The one thing that you have to realize when you visit Delphi is that you need to be fairly fit as there are many stairs to be climbed in order to move from one street to the next. That is in new Delphi

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The Stadium - Be Prepared For A Hike!
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Where It All Happened!
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Temple of Apollo
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