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Delphi Greece
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Delphi

Located on Mount Parnassus, facing the Gulf of Corinth, Delphi is the second most visited site in Greece after the Acropolis. The religious and moral centre of Ancient Greece, this city was rebuilt in the early 19th Century. This is where you will find Apollo's sanctuary, the treasures of the Athenians, the mythical temple of Apollo where the Pythia would pronounce the oracles, and a museum, presenting architectural pieces and objects from this huge historic site.

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Delphi

Delphi , The Sanctuary of Apollo , Greece
The Sanctuary of Apollo

Delphi is surrounded by huge rocky mountains.

© Tatiana Popova
Delphi , The origins of Delphi , Greece
The origins of Delphi

The Delphi region still bears the traces of its ancient history, right back as far as the Neolithic period.

© Lefteris Papaulakis / 123RF
Delphi , The Tholos of Delphi , Greece
The Tholos of Delphi

In Greek architecture, a 'tholos' is an imposing circular construction.

© Tatiana Popova
Delphi , A column of the Ionic Order , Greece
A column of the Ionic Order

Delphi is home to a large number of architectural works from the Ionic Order.

© Constantinos Iliopoulos / 123RF
Delphi , The Delphi Rotunda , Greece
The Delphi Rotunda

This tholos in Delphi is, in fact, a rotunda dating back to the 4th century B.C.

© Janis Smits / 123RF
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