It is worth visiting the archaeological site of Delphi, its history begins
in 1400 BC and is directly connected to the Oracle of Delphi. Kings, warriors
came to Delphi to consult the oracle of Pythia (the priestess). In exchange they
offered treasures and a specific tax called pelanos. In this way the
Oracle became one of the wealthiest sanctuaries of the ancient world. As in the
case of Olympia, games used to be held at Delphi, know as the Pythian games.
They took place every four years in honor of the god Apollo and included
contests among poets, musicians, philosophers etc. Delphi was brought back to
light after the extensive and systematic excavations of German archaeologists
(from 1840) and the French School of Athens (from 1892). The temple of Apollo
dominated the center of the sanctuarys enclosure. The Sarced way led up to
having to the right and left, elegant buildings such as Treasuries of the
Athenians, the Sikyonians, the Sifnians, Arcades, the Stoa of the Athenians and
many others. There are also the remains of the theatre, the Gymnasium and the
temple of Athena Pronoia.