Sights of Interest in Greece
Delphi, the navel of the world04-10-2012 16:05Delphi, also known as “The Navel of the World” is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Every year, more than 1.500.000 visitors come into close contact with this historic place, which has been announced by UNESCO, a place of Worldwide Cultural Heritage.
Delphic history dates back to the 14th century B.C. and Delphi area has been acknowledged as a place of remarkable positive energy, home of the sanctuary of god Apollo extends over successive terraces on the lower slopes of Mt Parnassos, in a stunning location surrounded by towering crags, the Phaedrades Rocks, and with the gulf of Itea as its backdrop. The Archaeological Museum holds masterpieces of worldwide splendour. The famous bronze statue of “The Charioteer of Delphi”, the “Sphinx of the Naxians”, the archaic Kouroi “Kleovis and Biton”, found in the remains of Delphi, are dominant and represent art on its best.
Delphi is a place of incomparable natural beauty, which due to its grace has been characterized as protected “Delphic Site”. Delphi appears dominant on an altitude of 600 meters above the traditional olive grove of Amfissa. Together with the settlement of Chrisso, they are the twin traditional urban cells, which make up the Municipality of Delphi. The area, also, involves the greatest part of the National Woods of Parnassos, a virgin wood complex, which is protected as national heritage and is one of the best places for recreation, exercise and relaxation.
Delphi has been recorded as the essential geographical core of love for nature, alternative exercise, touring and exploration. It’s a place of natural beauty with abundant flora and fauna, which has attracted worldwide interest for discovery and recording. Rock Climbing and paragliding flights, in accordance with the area climate status, have found an ideal place to demonstrate every alternative expression.
Cycling is traditionally one of the sports that Delphi has nested for a number of years now, presenting some of the best competition and training circuits.
Of course, the winter sport fans have the chance to enjoy every snow action in the biggest Ski Center of Greece, Mt Parnassos.
Delphi is a modern tourist resort characterized by its perfect network of top quality hospitality. The fact that Delphi is 15 min away form the sea to the South, and 20 min away form the Parnassos ski resort to the North, highlights the ideal natural position of the site.
There are 50 units of hospitality which cover the whole range and can fulfil any exclusive need of worldwide range. Additionally, the infrastructure in modern and traditional restaurants and entertainment places makes Delphi one of the most appealing hospitality destinations in Greece.
Access to Delphi is easy. The city is a 2 hours drive form the capital of Greece, Athens. Regular bus and train services also provide easy and comfortable access all year round.
Interurban Busses (KTEL): 14 505
Agency in Athens: 260 Liosion st., Athens, Tel. (+30) 210 831 7096
Agency in Delphi: 14 D. Fragou st., Delphi Tel. (+30) 22650 82317
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