People around the world always sensed a mystical attraction for Delphi.
The myth has it in this particular area, the ancient Greek deity Mother Earth, communicated with the mortals. It is said that she chose only women as her high priestess in order to be the medium for communication.
In the ancient times, it was thought to be the naval (center) of the earth and it is apparent that this location has a distinct energy that one can sense even today.
But what was the significance of Delphi that made all the Kings of Greece cling on every word uttered by the Delphi precursors? Well, in ancient Greece, whether there was a time of Piece or war, Kings always wanted the Olympian gods by their side and since the Delphi Oracle was in direct communication with the divine, they always seek approval or guidance from Apollo’s Precursors. The influence of Delphi Oracle dates back 1700 years before the birth of Christ. For millennia, this place of the world was the undisputed unrivalled center of Prophecy. The fate of the state affairs or any other significant decision had to be addressed to the Delphi oracle for guidance before any decision was taken.
So, the Greek Kingdoms dependance on Apollo’s Oracle, created a powerful influence which generated extreme wealth and prosperity for Delphi. Over time, Delphi’s role changed from a Religious hub to a Cultural and Political force, finally becoming the center of the ancient Greek world!
Village of modern Delphi
After our journey into the ages, let us go to the modern settlement just a few minutes’ drive away. The village offers a spectacular view that extends all the way to the Corinth Sea Gulf! Take a walk in the town and wonder around the main street where all the shops are located. Take your pick from the various traditional taverns for some homemade local delicacies like farm grown rooster with village style pasta (chilopites). Afterwards, take a seat in the cliff view cafes, order an ice Freddo coffee and gaze at the spectacular view. After you have rested, explore the graphic cobblestone alleys located on the upper side.