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Occupying a high mountain terrace dwarfed either side by the ominous crags of Parnassós, it's easy to see why the ancients considered DELPHI the centre of the earth. But more than the setting or the occasional earthquake and avalanche were needed to confirm a divine presence. This, according to Plutarch, was achieved through the discovery of a rock chasm that exuded strange vapours and reduced supplicants to frenzied, incoherent and undoubtedly prophetic mutterings. Delphi is divided by the road from Aráhova into three scattered sites: the Sacred Precinct, the Marmaria and the Castalian …
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Archaeological Site of Delphi

The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of the omphalos, the 'navel of the world'. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred ...