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Introducing Delphi

If the ancient Greeks hadn’t chosen Delphi (from delphis, womb) as their navel of the Earth and built the Sanctuary of Apollo here, someone else would have thought of a good reason to make this eagle’s-nest town a tourist attraction. Its location on a precipitous cliff edge is spectacular and, despite its overt commercialism and the constant passage of tour buses through the modern village, it still has a special feel. Delphi is 178km northwest of Athens and is the base for exploring one of Greece’s major tourist sites.