Delphi

The beautiful and picturesque route from Xylokastro to Delphi through the silver green olive trees and the hesperoids will last 2 full hours.

The fast and pleasant highway across the coastline of Northern Peloponnese will cross Corinthian bay through the spectacular Rion bridge, picturesque Nafpaktos and breathtaking Galaxidi.

The distance from Xylokastro to Delphi is no more than 2hrs 40′ by car!

Services for the visitors of Delphi
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A few words about Delphi
Delphi is one of the most popular and interesting archaeological sites in Greece. Its fame can be traced back to the ancient times when the glorious sanctuary of the ancient Greek god Apollo was built there. Immediately upon arriving in Delphi, you’ll be seduced by its mythical charm!

The sanctuary of Apollo also served as an oracle, where pilgrims from all over the Mediterranean would go to receive god’s prophecy. Apollo would deliver his prophecies through the words of Pythia, the high-priestess of the temple.

The temple of Delphi is surrounded by treasury buildings which contained the offerings of the city-states to the oracle and by verdant mountains, which highlight its beauty.

During ancient times athletic competitions were organized every four years in honor of the god Apollo. The Pythian Games, as they were called, would take place at the stadium on the highest spot of the archaeological site. To get ready for the Games, the athletes would train at the Gymnasium, a gym on the southern side of the site. It’s worth a visit!

Other places you must visit inside the area of the Temple of Delphi are the Ancient Theater, which is currently under restoration, and the Archaeological Museum, which hosts valuable exhibits from excavations carried out in Delphi.

If you want to introduce yourself to the history of ancient Greece, then Delphi is one of the best places to visit!