Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Delphi

Sanctuary of Apollo

The Sanctuary of Apollo is considered the heart of the Delphic oracle. From the main entrance, the Sacred Way gradually winds up to the Doric Temple of Apollo. In ancient times the Sacred Way was lined with treasuri…
Top Choice Museum in Delphi

Delphi Archaeological Museum

From around the 8th century BC, Ancient Delphi managed to amass a considerable treasure trove, much of it reflected in its magnificent museum. Opinions vary about whether to visit the museum or the site first, where…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Delphi

Ancient Delphi

Of all the archaeological sites in Greece, Ancient Delphi is the one with the most potent spirit of place. Built on the slopes of Mt Parnassos, overlooking the Gulf of Corinth and extending into a valley of olive tr…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Delphi

Sanctuary of Athena Pronea

The Sanctuary of Athena Pronea is the site of the 4th-century-BC tholos (rotunda). This much-photographed spot is often wrongly interpreted by tourists as the place the Pythia (priestess of Apollo) was located. Pilg…
Top Choice Monastery in Delphi & Sterea Ellada

Moni Osios Loukas

The World Heritage–listed monastery Moni Osios Loukas is 23km southeast of Arahova, between the villages of Distomo and Kyriaki. Its principal church contains some of Greece’s finest Byzantine frescoes. Modest dress…
Archaeological Site in Delphi

Gymnasium

To the south of the Sanctuary of Apollo, and west of the Sanctuary of Athena Pronea, you will find the remains of the ancient gymnasium. This entire area is sometimes referred to as the Marmaria. Two running tracks …
Garden in Messolongi

Garden of the Heroes

Just beyond the Gate of Exodus (a stone archway where Ottoman forces massacred Greeks trying to escape on 10 April 1826) is this memorial garden, which contains a prominent statue of Lord Byron. When Byron died, the…
National Park in Delphi & Sterea Ellada

Parnassos National Park

Established in 1938, Parnassos National Park, to the north of Delphi and Arahova, has three peaks over 2300m: Parnassos (2457m), the highest; Tsarkos (2416m); and Gerondovrachos (2396m). Kouvelos (1882m) is a popula…
Historic Site in Lamia

Thermopylae

About 20km southeast of Lamia is the narrow pass of Thermopylae where, in 480 BC, Leonidas and a band of 300 brave Spartans managed to temporarily halt the invading Persian army of Xerxes. A detailed Greek-English s…
Monastery in Delphi & Sterea Ellada

Moni Panagias Proussiotissas

From Karpenisi a scenic mountain road leads south for 34km towards the village of Prousos and the 12th-century Moni Panagias Proussiotissas. Pilgrims flock here on 23 August for the Feast of the Assumption, during w…