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Delphi. Recreation and tours 2017

Description

Delphi: The Centre of the World


The site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his "Grandmother Earth" (Gaia). He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, the navel of Gaia or the centre of the world was found.


A Bit of History


The first traces of inhabitation in Delphi go back to around the 14th - 11th centuries B.C. when the deity worshiped in Delphi was the mother earth Gaia or ‘Ge’. However, from the 11th to 9th centuries B.C. the worship of Apollo established at Delphi and in the following centuries the temple devoted to Apollo and Athena, the theater and sports stadium, being important parts of the Greek civilization and religion were built in Delphi. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world, where every four years, starting in 586 BC athletes from all over the Greek world competed in the Pythian Games, precursors of the Modern Olympics.



Hotels
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    Acropole Hotel
    Region:
    Delphi  Delphi
     Rooms:
     42
    Lovely hotel offers magnificent views of the Delphi Valley   and olive groves of Itea,  classic room design with  wrought iron furniture . The hotel is within easy access of famous  archaeological sites .
    Entire year
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    Amalia Hotel Delphi
    Region:
    Delphi  Delphi
     Rooms:
     185
    Elegant hotel built of marble and stone is located at the foot of Mount Parnassos. It fits in perfectly with the surrounding landscape offering p anoramic views of the valley  that goes down  to the sea , comfortable rooms, a restaurant overlooking the pool and garden , a  bar, internet access , and  friendly staff . An ideal choice for a memorable vacation.
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    Arion Delphi Hotel
    Region:
    Delphi  Delphi
     Rooms:
     23
    This lovely hotel enjoys  a prime location  in the town center, surrounded by mountains. It offers  the  unique combination of two worlds , ruled by the natural beauty and the greatness of ancient monuments . Built in  a  traditional architectural style with m ost of the rooms overlooking the  Corinthian Gulf, the hotel is a convenient starting point for exploring the   ski resort...
    Entire year