Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Ancient Delphi is an archaeological site located on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. It was the site of the Sanctuary and Oracle of Apollo, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world.

For the ancient Greeks, Delphi was quite literally the center of the world. According to Greek myth, Zeus released two eagles from opposite ends of the earth and they met in the sky above Delphi. Impaling one another with their beaks, they fell to the ground on the very center of the world. The site was marked by the Omphalos, or “navel” stone.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting Delphi is a must.

(Excerpt: Sacred Destinations: Delphi)

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