Is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece 180km northwest of Athens on the slopes of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis.
Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world, and a major site for the worship of the god Apollo after he slew the Python, a deity who lived there and protected the navel of the Earth. Apollo’s sacred precinct in Delphi was a panhellenic sanctuary, where, every four years, athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, (similar to Olympic games).
Delphi was revered throughout the Greek world as the site of the omphalos stone, the centre of the earth and the universe. In the inner hestia (“hearth”) of the Temple of Apollo, an eternal flame burned. On the top of the entrance of the temple was written ”KNOWN YOURSELF”.
The museum contains masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculpture as the bronze Charioteer and the famous athlete Aghias.