Sikelianos Museum


Fans of Greek drama should head to this intimate 1920s mansion-turned-museum, which overlooks Delphi both ancient and modern. It's dedicated to Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos and his American-born wife Eva Palmer, who jointly reinvented Delphi as a modern Greek centre for drama and the arts. The museum displays intriguing photos of their attempts to recreate ancient festivals.

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3. Ancient Delphi

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4. Sanctuary of Apollo

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5. Gymnasium

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6. Sanctuary of Athena Pronea

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7. Folklore Museum of Chrisso


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8. Moni Profiti Ilia


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